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October 12, 2012

Our Wildlife Legacy – Special WSFR Anniversary Issue of NH Wildlife Journal

September-October 2012 NH Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. – It was a close call. So close it makes you catch your breath. By 1862, 32 million Americans had hopped aboard a runaway train barreling toward a natural resources disaster – and most of them didn't even know it. 

So begins the riveting tale of how America's wildlife legacy was saved – the story of far-sighted conservationists who 75 years ago created the programs that restored American fish and wildlife in a dramatic natural turnaround. The September-October 2012 issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal is dedicated to exploring that legacy. 

Readers will find it hard to put down the fascinating story of how sportsmen and other conservationists came up with this creative program and built up a head of steam to get the necessary legislation passed. Other articles explore the activities these funds support in New Hampshire today, from managing moose, to stocking trout, to building boat ramps and surveying marine species, in the process driving the engine of outdoor recreation that is critical to the New Hampshire economy. People spent more than $500 million on wildife-associated recreation in the Granite State in 2006 alone! 

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) observed its 75th anniversary this year.  This unique user-pay, user-benefit program is funded by an excise tax on your purchase of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels. Together with license sales, it provides essential funding for natural resource management in New Hampshire and around the nation.

The Journal is the state’s only magazine dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation and recreation. The September-October 2012 issue also profiles the eastern wild turkey, now a common sight, but once gone from the Granite State.  Regular columns include a visit to Farrar Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Hillsborough, an update on bobcat research, and the adventures of Fish and Game Conservation Officers in Warden's Watch.

Not a subscriber to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal? The magazine is published 6 times a year by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Subscriptions are just $12 for one year -- that’s 40% off the cover price -- or $20 for two years. To read sample articles, subscribe or purchase gift subscriptions for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, visit www.wildnh.com/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_mag.htm. Subscribe by October 22, 2012, and we’ll send you the current special WSFR anniversary issue absolutely free!

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - 75th anniversaryNew Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no commercial advertising. Subscription revenue helps the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conserve and manage the state's fish and wildlife, promote conservation education and create opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State.

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