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Find Great Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts at Fish and Game!
December 6, 2013 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is your source for great gifts for the hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers on your list. Shop online for logo merchandise - or visit Fish and Game's headquarters or mail-order gift shop for gift certificates, Wildlife Journal subscriptions and more.
Moratorium Established for 2014 Northern Shrimp Fishing Season
December 4, 2013 – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section has approved a moratorium for the 2014 northern shrimp fishing season.
Registration Opens for Free Indoor Archery Leagues
December 4, 2013 – Registration is now open for N.H. Fish and Game's free archery leagues for beginners and experienced archers, to be held at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness in January and February.
Public Hearing December 19 on Shellfish Aquaculture Proposal
December 4, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture application for license on December 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fish and Game Region 3 Office in Durham.
Wildlife Action Grants Available
December 3, 2013 -- Teachers and community members interested in involving youth to make a difference for wildlife through habitat projects on schoolyards, public areas or community lands can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program for start-up funds. Applications due by February 1, 2014.
N.H. Fish and Game Biennial Public Hearings Set
December 3, 2013 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold two biennial hearings in December, giving the general public an opportunity to offer input on any aspect of Department operations. The two sessions will be held on December 10 in Lancaster; and on December 11 in Concord.
Thank a Landowner Today
December 2, 2013 – As you create your gift giving list this holiday season, be sure to add those folks who allow you to use their land for outdoor recreation.
Shop Fish and Game's New Online Store
November 27, 2013 – Just in time for the holidays, shoppers now have a great new way to purchase logo merchandise and other outdoorsy gifts from N.H. Fish and Game hrough a convenient new online store at shopwildnh.com.
Nominations Sought for NH Fish and Game Commission Awards
November 26, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Commission is seeking nominations for its 2013 Awards of Excellence. If you know a person or organization that has made a difference for New Hampshire wildlife, fisheries and/or open land, honor them with a nomination!
Lobster Trap Thief Charged
November 20, 2013 – A 21-year-old Bedford man faces multiple charges related to possession of stolen lobster gear, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials reported today.
Deer Harvest Up; Bear Season Average
November 19, 2013 – New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer hunting is going well; through November 17, hunters had taken an estimated 9,122 deer in New Hampshire, a 10% increase over last year at this point in the season.
Time to Sign Up for Snowmobile Safety Classes
November 18, 2013 – Winter is closing in, and snowmobile education classes are underway across the state. Be sure to sign up soon!
White-tailed Deer, 1941 Elk Hunt, CO Life – All in NH Wildlife Journal
November 15, 2013 – This time of year, bucks have just one thing on their mind – find a doe! Learn more about whitetail life and more in the November/December 2013 issue of NH Wildlife Journal.
Handling Handguns Course for Women - Course FULL
November 14, 2013 – Women interested in learning about handguns can sign up now for a four-week women’s handgun course to be offered in January in Canterbury through the N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program.
Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Announces Record 2013 Grant Awards
November 13, 2013 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of N.H. announces 2013 grant awards of $81,700 to the N.H. Fish and Game Department, a new record.
Northern Shrimp Season-Setting Meeting
November 12, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing and specifications-setting meeting for the northern shrimp fishing season on Tuesday, December 3, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., in Portland, Maine.
Play It Safe: Wear Blaze Orange
November 8, 2013 – Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to put on a bright orange article of clothing when they head afield this fall.
Apprentice Hunting License: "Take a friend – Make a hunter"
November 5, 2013 – New Hampshire is once again offering the Apprentice Hunting License, which allows people to hunt, under the guidance of an experienced hunter age 18 or older, without first taking a Hunter Education course.
2013 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend Results for New Hampshire
November 4, 2013 -- Preliminary reports show that young hunters succeeded in harvesting 411 deer during the 2013 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend in New Hampshire, which took place on October 26-27.
Successful Search for Lost Hunter in Pittsburg
November 2, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers successfully located a hunter from Laconia who had been reported overdue from his hunt in Pittsburg on Saturday evening (November 2).
'Tis the Season to Watch for Deer on the Roads
November 1, 2013 – Motorists are advised to watch for deer crossing roadways this time of year, especially at dawn and dusk. Deer are very active right now, as the mating season, or rut, is underway.
New Resource: NH OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations
October 31, 2013 – New Hampshire snowmobile and OHRV trail riders have a new resource available, the 2013-2014 N.H. OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations. Check it out!
Opening Day for Regular Firearms Deer Season
October 28, 2013 – Opening day for New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer season is November 13, 2013, a date anticipated with great enthusiasm by the state’s 60,000 deer hunters. Muzzleloader season starts November 2.
64% of Hunters Successful in 2013 N.H. Moose Hunt
October 28, 2013 -- New Hampshire’s 2013 moose season wrapped up on Sunday, October 27. Preliminary figures show that 179 hunters succeeded in taking their moose during the 9-day season, a statewide success rate of 64%.
Two Life-saving Rescues in Southwestern New Hampshire
October 28, 2013 -- Two hikers were rescued in separate incidents in southwestern New Hampshire this weekend.
WILD Deal: 2014 Calendar + 2 years NH Wildlife Journal for just $25!
October 26, 2013 -- For a limited time only, get a WILD DEAL when you buy Fish and Game's award-winning calendar and N.H. Wildlife Journal magazine at wildnh.com/wilddeals.
NH's WildSide TV – Enjoy an Armchair Outdoor Adventure this Week!
CONCORD, N.H. -- Fish and Game's popular television show, "NH's WildSide," airs on WBIN-TV out of Derry, N.H., on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and Sunday nights at 11 p.m. Check out the action!
42% of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 24, 2013 -- As of Wednesday, October 23, a total of 119 moose had been taken in the 2013 New Hampshire moose hunt (63 bulls and 56 cows) -- a 42% success rate at this point in the season.
Stinson Lake Boat Ramp in Rumney Closed for Repairs
October 24, 2013 – The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney, N.H., is closed for repairs and improvements through November 30, 2013.
More Bobcat Counters Needed for Trail-Camera Study
October 22, 2013 – N.H. Fish and Game and UNH are looking for a few more volunteers to participate in a trail-camera count of bobcats in three specific study areas in southern New Hampshire. Training starts this week.
NH Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Results
October 21, 2013 -- Of the 281 permits issued to hunters participating in the 2013 New Hampshire moose hunt, 18% were successful upon completion of the opening weekend of the hunt.
Four-Legged Officer to Receive Bullet and Stab Protective Vest
October 18, 2013 --The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is pleased to announce that K9 Ruby and Conservation Officer Handler William Boudreau, of the NH Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division, will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest.
NH Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 26-27, 2013
October 18, 2013 -- New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, 2013, is the perfect time to take a youngster hunting.
N.H. Fish and Game Commission November Meeting Cancelled
October 17, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission has cancelled its regular meeting for the month of November.
2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar Available
October 15, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has launched its 2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, showcasing professional wildlife photography, wildlife watching tips and more. Get yours while they last!
Fish and Game Moves to Automated License Sales
October 15, 2013 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is going electronic! Beginning with the 2014 license year, regular hunting and fishing licenses will be computer-generated and printed by the agent on regular paper.
“Let’s Go Fishing” Program Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors
October 14, 2013 – Are you an avid angler looking to give back to your community? Fish and Game's "Let’s Go Fishing" program is seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults. Sign up now for free training this fall.
Hiker Dies on Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
October 13, 2013 -- A hiker from Kennebunkport, ME,collapsed and died while descending the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail in Crawford’s Purchase Saturday night around 9:30 p.m.
Hiker Dies in Hart’s Location
October 12, 2013 -- A Massachusetts man died while hiking in Hart’s Location on October 12. Rescuers responded to a call of an unresponsive hiker, age 60, approximately one-half mile up the Ripley Falls Trail. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.
Hunting Related Shooting Incident Occurs in Dummer, NH
October 12, 2103 -- 55-year-old David Osgood of Berlin, NH, was struck by bird shot on his right side when his son, 24-year-old Cory Osgood of Nottingham, discharged his shotgun at a woodcock.
ATV Crash in Jericho Sends Massachusetts Woman to Hospital
October 12, 2013 -- A Massachusetts woman is lucky to be alive after crashing her rental ATV over a steep embankment in Jericho State Park Saturday in northern New Hampshire Saturday afternoon.
Atlantic Herring Closure for Area 1A
October 11, 2013– Commercial fishermen will be prohibited from landing Atlantic herring taken from Management Area 1A effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 19-27, 2013
October 11, 2013 -- For nine exciting days, from October 19 to 27, lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire’s annual moose hunt.
Overdue Bird Hunter Returns Home Safely
October 11, 2013 -- A Pittsburg hunter reported as overdue from his hunting trip is now home safely after a long hike in the woods following a vehicle breakdown, according to Fish and Game officials.
Public Hearing October 28 on Proposed Falconry Rules
October 9, 2013 – A public hearing to discuss proposed falconry rule changes will be held on Monday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Learn About Salmon Life Cycle at "Salmon Sunday"
October 9, 2013 -- Explore the life cycle of landlocked salmon at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's annual "Salmon Sunday" event on November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pope Dam in Melvin Village.
Multiple Hiker Rescues in New Hampshire Mountains
October 8, 2013 – Multiple hiker rescues this week in the New Hampshire mountains point out the need to be prepared as you get out to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Summaries of rescues on Mt. Madison and Mt. Sunapee.
Last Chance for Fall Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Anglers
October 4, 2013 – Fall brood stock salmon fishing is underway. About 1,500 Atlantic salmon, ranging from two to five pounds, have been released at the usual fall stocking sites in Franklin and Bristol. The recent closure of the Merrimack River salmon restoration program means this will be the last chance for fall brood stock salmon fishing in New Hampshire.
October 16 Shellfish Aquaculture Hearing Cancelled
October 4, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has cancelled a public hearing originally scheduled for October 16 regarding a proposed marine aquaculture license amendment for an Aquaculture License held by Michael Chambers of UNH.
Public Hearing on 2014 Snowmobile Reciprocity Weekend Rules
October 4, 2013 – A public hearing on 2014 Snowmobile Reciprocity Weekend rules (for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont) is set for Monday, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.
Bobcat Counters Needed for Trail-Camera Study in Southern New Hampshire
October 3, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department and the University of New Hampshire are looking for volunteer "citizen scientists" to participate in a trail-camera count of bobcats in three specific study areas in southern New Hampshire.
Shooting Incident Occurs in Pittsburg, NH
October 3, 2013 -- On October 2, 34-year-old Patrick Sullivan of Goffstown, N.H., was struck by bird shot on his lower extremities when his friend, 36-year-old Adam Gilman of Hopkinton, discharged his firearm at a grouse in Pittsburg.
Atlantic Herring Days Announced
September 27, 2013 –Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts held a conference call with industry representatives present and set the allowable landing days for Trimester III (October 1-December 31, 2013) for Management Area 1A of the Atlantic herring fishery.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talks: Oct. 2 & 9 – Hunting Mature Bucks
September 26, 2013 – Come hear Dave Priebe's talk on "Hunting Mature Bucks" and learn how to get your big deer this fall! Offered on two Wednesday evenings, October 2 and 9, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Free.
Fisherman Dies in Connecticut River, Colebrook, NH
September 25, 2013 - On September 25, 2013 at around 10:00 AM, John Cornish, age 71, of Salem, Massachusetts, was involved in a tragic accident while launching his boat on the Connecticut River in Colebrook.
N.H. Pheasant Season Opens October 1
September 24, 2013 – New Hampshire's hunting season for pheasant gets underway on October 1 and continues through December 31. There will be 73 stocking sites in 49 towns.
Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting September 27, 2013
September 24, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a conference call on Friday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m., to discuss the allowable ‘days out’ measures for Area 1A for the October 1 through December 31 period.
N.H. Youth Waterfowl Hunt Weekend: September 28-29, 2013
September 23, 2013 -- New Hampshire's 2013 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2013.
Hunt for the Hungry:
NH Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters
September 23, 2013 -- New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the "Hunt for the Hungry" program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.
Public Hearing on Proposed Shellfish Aquaculture Operation - CANCELLED
September 23, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture license amendment on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824.
Two Men Killed in Separate ATV Accidents in the North Country
September 21, 2013 -- On September 21, at 2:30 PM, Clifton Scott, age 79, of Stewartstown, N.H., was killed in an off highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) crash on the Dixville Peaks Trail in Dixville. In a separate incident that afternoon, 40-year-old David Howe of Colebrook died in Colebrook after rolling his ATV.
Wakefield, MA, Teen Injured in Brentwood (NH) Dirt Bike Crash
September 21, 2013 – A Wakefield, Massachusetts, teen was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Massachusetts after sustaining serious injury from hitting a tree with his dirt bike and being thrown from it. The accident occurred on a private course in the woods off Route 125 in Brentwood, NH.
N.H. High School Bass Fishing Tournament Set for Sept. 26, Oct. 5
September 20, 2013 -- Student bass fishing tournaments are a popular new high school sports competition in New Hampshire. A qualifying tournament with 42 registered teams will take place on September 26 out of Lee’s Mills on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Hiker Dies after Fall at Tuckerman Ravine
September 20, 2013 -- A 25 year old man died after falling while descending the Tuckerman Ravine trail yesterday afternoon. The victim was Luc Paquette, age 25, of Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.
National Hunting & Fishing Day NH Expo: September 21, 2013, in Concord
September 16, 2013 – In observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will host a Sporting Expo at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, in Concord from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 21, 2013. Free admission!
Thornton, N.H., Man Goes Missing from the Banks of the Baker River
September 16, 2013 – The search continues today for Michael Gatto, age 51, primarily of Thornton, NH, who went missing from the banks of the Baker River on Saturday evening (September 14, 2013). Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Plymouth Police.
Red-tailed Hawk, Wildlife Habitat, Apprentice Hunting Explored in NH Wildlife Journal
September 15, 2013 – You'll be watching closely for soaring red-tailed hawks after reading about these amazing birds of prey in the September/October 2013 issue of NH Wildlife Journal.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talk September 19: Deer Hunting Basics
September 14, 2013 – If you're thinking about hunting deer this fall, come learn how to get started at a free talk called "Deer Hunting Basics" on Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.
Merrimack River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Winds Down; Focus Shifts to Shad, other Fish
September 13, 2013 – A hopeful era drew to a close on September 5, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that, facing federal budget cuts and stubbornly low annual returns of sea-run Atlantic salmon, it will end its investment in the more than 30-year-long Atlantic salmon restoration in the Merrimack River watershed.
Public Hearing on 2014 Marine Rules – October 1, Portsmouth
September 13, 2013 – A public hearing on proposed amendments to N.H. Fish and Game marine fisheries rules, as well as proposed rule changes for Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission-managed species, is set for October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, N.H.
N.H. Fish and Game Commission to Hold Special Meeting
September 12, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, for the purpose of reconsideration of the use of Dedicated Habitat Funds.
Public Hearing September 30 on Proposed Hunter Education Rules
September 12, 2013 – A public hearing will be held on proposed changes to the state's Hunter Education rules on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.
Educators: Schedule a Fall Classroom Wildlife Program
September 11, 2013 -- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife and wetland resources have until September 27 to request fall 2013 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by Fish and Game volunteer docents.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talk September 11: Calling Whitetails
September 10, 2013 -- Increase your odds of success hunting deer in New Hampshire's woods this fall by coming to a free talk by local hunting expert Dean Vanier on Wednesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord.
Missing Girl Found Safe after Search in Gilmanton
September 9, 2013 – On September 8, a five year-old girl from Brookline, N.H., was found safe after disappearing in woods near a relative’s home on Rollins Pond Road in Gilmanton. The girl was discovered after a more than six-hour search.
Atlantic Herring Closure Effective September 9
September 6, 2013 – Commercial fishermen will be prohibited from landing Atlantic herring taken from Management Area 1A effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013 through midnight September 30, 2013, because herring harvesters are projected to reach the allowable harvest quota for the June 1 to September 30 period.
Drawdown to Occur at Pleasant Lake, New London
September 5, 2013 – Pleasant Lake in New London, N.H., (Merrimack County) will begin a water level drawdown beginning Monday, September 16, 2013, in order to make repairs to the Pleasant Lake dam.
Conner Farm Wildlife Management Area in Exeter Gets New Parking Area
September 3, 2013 -- The Conner Farm Wildlife Management Area in Exeter will get a new parking area the week of September 8. The WMA will remain open to the public during construction, which will take place September 9-12.
New 2013-2014 N.H. Hunting Digest Is Here!
August 31, 2013 -- The 2013-2014 N.H. Hunting and Trapping Digest is out, featuring New Hampshire hunting season dates, bag limits, check stations and lots more info for the state's hunters and trappers. Pick up a free copy from your local Fish and Game license agent, or view it online at huntnh.com/pubs/hunting.html.
Outdoor Adventure Talks: Deer Hunting Series Starts September 11 in Concord
August 30, 2013 – Get primed for deer hunting this fall at a series of free evening outdoor adventure talks being offered this fall at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. The talks begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Operation Game Thief Tip Leads to Multiple Charges
August 30, 2013 – Two men from Strafford, N.H., are facing wildlife and drug charges after an anonymous tip through Operation Game Thief led to an investigation and arrests by state conservation officers and local police.
Setting the Record Straight – The Future of Moose in NH Is Uncertain
August 29, 2013 -- The status of New Hampshire's moose population has been getting a great deal of attention lately, as public awareness grows about the impact of winter tick and other challenges facing moose. Moose biologist Kristine Rines provides her perspective on trends in NH's moose population, and new research underway to help assess the causes.
Future of Atlantic Salmon Restoration Topic of September 5 Meeting in Concord
August 29, 2013 -- The future of the Atlantic salmon restoration program in the Merrimack River will be discussed, and an update on other fisheries restoration efforts in the watershed will be provided, at a meeting of the Merrimack River Policy Committee at 10 a.m. on September 5 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.
Visit N.H. Fish and Game at the Fair! Exhibits at Hopkinton and Lancaster
August 28, 2013 -- While you’re having fun at the Hopkinton and Lancaster Fairs on Labor Day weekend, visit the N.H. Fish and Game Department exhibits – a great way to explore hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities in our state.
N.H. Fish and Game Commission Meeting September 11 in Holderness
August 28, 2013 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on September 11 at 1 p.m. at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.
National Hunting & Fishing Day NH Event – Sept. 21, 2013, in Concord
August 27, 2013 – In observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 21, the N.H. Fish and Game Department will host a giant Sporting Expo in Concord from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Baxter Lake Boat Ramp in Rochester Has Re-opened
August 26, 2013 -- The boat access facility on Baxter Lake in Rochester, N.H., is once again open to the public. Scheduled repairs on the boat ramp were completed ahead of schedule by N.H. Fish and Game.
Conservation Officers Conclude Illegal Night Hunting Investigation
August 23, 2013 – Joseph A. Benjamin, age 44, of Charlestown, N.H., pled guilty in the 8th Circuit Keene District Court to a Class A Misdemeanor of taking more than one deer in a calendar year, concluding a lengthy Fish and Game investigation into night hunting and several other hunting violations in Walpole.
Warren Hatchery Will Be Closed to the Public August 24
August 23, 2013 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Warren Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Center will be closed to the public on Saturday, August 24, while storm-damaged tree cleanup is performed.
Fish and Game Officers Respond to Fatal ATV Crash in Fremont
August 16, 2013 – Dulce Compres-Nunez, age 56, of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, died in an OHRV accident in southern New Hampshire on Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Karner Blue Butterfly Continues towards Recovery with Boost from Local Business
August 16, 2013 – In addition to the great weather, the recovery effort for New Hampshire's State Butterfly, the Karner blue, got another boost this summer as employees of a local company rolled up their sleeves to help create habitat for the tiny, bright-blue endangered butterflies.
Fish and Game Officers Respond to Multiple Hiker Rescues
August 15, 2013 -- On August 14, 2013, Conservation Officers from the N.H. Fish and Game Department responded to multiple rescues, including incidents in Orange and Waterville Valley.
2013-2014 N.H. Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set
August 15, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2013-2014 waterfowl hunting season, after considering comments from sportsmen at a recent public meeting.
Raise Funds for your School or Club -- Sell the NH Fish & Wildlife Calendar!
August 14, 2013 -- If you need a fall fundraiser for your school, club or community group, try selling the 2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife calendar. This fundraiser offers local groups a great profit margin -- your organization makes $4.95 on each calendar sold. Click here to learn more.
Baxter Lake Boat Ramp in Rochester to Be Closed for Repairs
August 13, 2013 -- The boat access facility on Baxter Lake in Rochester, N.H., will be closed for repairs for about three weeks, beginning August 19.
Public Hearing September 3 on Groundfish Rules
August 12, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed rules on groundfish on September 3 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Fish and Game Conservation Officer Dies in Off-duty Motorcycle Accident
August 7, 2013 – Conservation Officer Sergeant Brian E. Abrams, age 49, a Conway resident and 22-year veteran of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, passed away on August 6 following an off-duty motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday, August 4, in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set
August 6, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2013 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no changes from last year, except that possession limits rise to three times the daily bag limit, rather than two times the daily bag limit.
Public Asked to Report August Wild Turkey Sightings
August 5, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game is urging people to report sightings of hen turkeys, with or without young, from now through the end of August through its web-based turkey brood survey at wildnh.com/turkeybroodsurvey.
Last Call for Hunter Education!
August 2, 2013 – Hunting seasons are almost here, so if you need a hunter education class, drop everything and sign up for one of the remaining classes available for 2013.
Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for August 14, 2013
July 31, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2013 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.
River Herring, Oyster Fishing and Rainbow Smelt Featured in NH Wildlife Journal
July 26, 2013 – The wild and scenic Lamprey River could soon be home to one of the strongest river herring runs on the Atlantic seaboard. Read all about it, and explore oyster fishing in N.H., rainbow smelt and more in the latest issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal.
Free Introduction to Fishing Class Offered at Umbagog
July 25, 2013 – Calling all want-to-be anglers! A one-day introduction to fishing program will be held on Friday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Umbagog Lake Campground, Route 26 in Cambridge.
Emergency Drawdown to Occur at Thorndike Pond, Jaffrey
July 24, 2013 – Thorndike Pond in Jaffrey, N.H., (Cheshire County) will be closed to all fishing from September 3 through November 30 during a water level drawdown necessary for repair of the Thorndike Pond Dam.
Wonders of Wildlife Training Available through the Natural Resources Stewards Program
July 22, 2013 -- Looking to volunteer? Joint training for becoming a Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) docent for New Hampshire Fish and Game or a Natural Resources Steward for UNH Cooperative Extension is coming up this fall in Concord.
Get Your 2013 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Shirt Today
July 22, 2013 – Celebrate the Granite State's hunting Adventure of a Lifetime – the New Hampshire moose hunt – by getting your limited-edition 2013 New Hampshire moose hunt shirt today. Easy online ordering at wildnh.com/mooseshirt.
Enter NH Moose Hunt Auction - Bid Deadline Is August 9
July 19, 2013 -- The deadline for the 2013 NH Moose Hunt Auction is fast approaching, so if you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, it's time to get your bid in!
New York Man Dies While Hiking in White Mountains
July 18, 2014 – A 30-year-old New York man died while hiking in the White Mountains yesterday afternoon.
Free Workshop on Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse Hunting
July 15, 2013-- A free workshop will be offered on Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Hunting on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required.
Free Workshop on Crow Hunting Offered – August 10 in Holderness
July 15, 2013 -- Fish and Game is offering hunters a free workshop on crow hunting on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.
Conservation Officers Seize Venomous Snakes
July 10, 2013 – A Newmarket man has been charged with two counts of possessing wildlife without a permit and one charge of selling wildlife without a permit following a June investigation by Fish and Game Conservation Officers regarding the sale and possession of venomous snakes.
Sign Up Now for Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure
July 9, 2013 – Back by popular demand, registration is now open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend exploring wild game preparation and cooking to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., September 27-29, 2013.
Three Drowning Recoveries in New Hampshire
July 8, 2013 - There have been three drowning recoveries in New Hampshire during the past week. Given the recent rainfall, and the level of the rivers and currents, extreme caution is urged when recreating on rivers.
Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available
July 2, 2013 -- Hunters who want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can now buy a special permit from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Herring Days Out Meeting July 8, 2013 Cancelled
July 1, 2013 --The meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section schedule for Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Region 3 office in Durham has been cancelled.
New Minimim Sizes for Commercial Groundfish and Flounders, Recreational Haddock
June 27, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will be implementing interim rules on July 1 to change the minimum size limits of some groundfish species and implement a minimum size limit for witch flounder for commercial harvesters. Changes are also in the works for recreational harvest of haddock.
Body of Missing Kayaker Recovered
June 25, 2013 – Divers today recovered the body of a missing kayaker in the Squamscott River near the Newfields/Stratham town line. The victim has been identified as Ann Colcord of North Hampton, N.H., age 59.
Search for Missing Kayaker in Great Bay Area Underway; Kayak Found
June 25, 2013 -- On June 24 at 9:00 p.m. North Hampton Police were notified of a missing kayaker. Her vehicle was located at Chapman's Landing in Stratham. The kayak was later found, however, the search continues for the missing woman, whose name is being held pending family notification.
2013 New Hampshire Moose Auction Bid Deadline is August 9
June 24, 2013 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the launch of the 2013 NH Moose Permit Auction. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's web site at nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling 603-496-2778.
Public Meeting Set Regarding Proposed Stocking of Walleye in Moore Reservoir
June 24, 2013 – N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public informational meeting at 6 p.m. on July 22, 2013, at the Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton, N.H., to discuss the proposed stocking of walleye into Moore Reservoir.
Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program 25th Anniversary -
June 21, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is celebrating 25 years this month. Volunteers, partners and staff were recognized this week by the Governor and Executive Council for their efforts to return populations of many species to New Hampshire – wildlife that were rarely seen just a few decades ago, including Karner blue butterflies, New England cottontails, peregrine falcons and American marten.
Marine Rule Hearing on Atlantic Menhaden
June 21, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rules on July 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.
Lucky Day for 2013 NH Moose Hunt Permit Winners
June 21, 2013 -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 275 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October; they are the lucky winners in the state's annual moose hunt permit lottery drawing, held today with great fanfare at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.
Trout Take Flight – to New Hampshire's Remote Ponds
June 20, 2013 - Every year, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds from Sunapee to Pittsburg. During this one-day event, which this year took place on June 20, 2013, some 48 remote ponds are stocked with brook trout fingerlings from New Hampton Hatchery.
Moose Hunt Lottery Drawing Is Friday, June 21, 2013
June 14, 2013 -- The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.
Public Hearing July 8 on Atlantic Herring Draft Addendum VI
June 14, 2013 -- The states of Maine, N.H., and Mass. have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum VI to Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Herring. The N.H. meeting will take place on July 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.
Missing Girl Located on Green Mountain
June 12, 2013 –At approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday, Fish and Game personnel received a call advising that Joelle was located by a local hiker on the peak of Green Mountain. Conservation Officers and Effingham Fire fighters hiked to her location where she was treated for mild hypothermia placed in a litter and carried off the Mountain by rescuers.
Search Continues for Young Woman Missing in Effingham
June 11, 2013 – The search continues today for a young woman, 18-year-old client “Joelle,” who walked away from a Neuro Rehabilitation Center in Effingham N.H. at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. The public is being asked to report any possible contacts with her.
Help Improve the Survival of Angler-released Marine Fish
June 7, 2013 -- Learn how you can help improve our marine fisheries by discussing best handling practices when releasing fish, and find out how anglers on other coasts are improving survival of angler-released fish, at an "Angler:Port" meeting set for June 20, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd, Portsmouth, N.H.
Exotic Wildlife and Plants - OK to Enjoy, but Be Responsible!
June 7, 2013 -- The popularity of having exotic plants and animals as pets is a trend that can potentially put our native fish and wildlife habitats at risk. The public should be aware that invasive fish and wildlife can disrupt the local ecology and can out-compete native species. They should never be released.
Firearms A-Z: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop - Course is FULL
June 6, 2013 – Women who want to learn about firearms can sign up for a one-day Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop on Saturday, July 13, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.
Conservation Officers of the Year and Volunteers Honored
June 5, 2013 – Law Enforcement honors: CO Alex Lopashanski of Albany - 2012 Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association Officer of the Year; Lt. Wayne Saunders of Stark - 2012 Shikar-Safari International Wildlife Officer of the Year; Pittsburg Police Chief Richard Lapoint - OHRV Safety Education Instructors Award; Nancy Lyon of New London - N.H. Search and Rescue Extraordinary Service Award (posthumous).
Newfound Lake Boat Ramp Is Open
June 5, 2013 -- The Wellington State Park boat access facility on Newfound Lake in Bristol, N.H., is once again open for public use. The dock is in and the site is open.
Public Hearing July 1 for Proposed 2014 Fishing Rules
June 3, 2013 -- Proposed 2014 fishing rule changes for New Hampshire will be discussed at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Injured Hiker Carried Off Boulder Loop Trail (Albany, NH)
June 3, 2013 – A team of rescuers carried an injured hiker to safety in Albany, N.H., Saturday evening (June 1). Dr. William Segel of Berlin, Vermont, age 70, was climbing with some friends on the Boulder Loop Trail, when he slipped and fell about twenty feet, sustaining leg injuries.
Fish and Game Urges New Hampshire Citizens to Be Bear-Smart
May 31, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department advises that purposeful and inadvertent feeding of black bears can result in serious bear conflicts and even the death of the black bears themselves, according to Wildlife Chief Mark Ellingwood.
Registration Opens for N.H. “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop - Course FULL
May 30, 2013 – Women who want to learn outdoor skills can sign up for New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, which will take place September 6-8, 2013, in Holderness, N.H.
Be Aware of Endangered Piping Plovers on N.H. Beaches
May 24, 2013 -- Be aware of endangered birds on the beaches this holiday weekend and beyond as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reports there are five pairs of piping plovers nesting along the sandy shores of Hampton and Seabrook.
NH Moose Hunt Lottery Deadline Is Friday, May 31… Are You In?
May 24, 2013 – If you haven’t submitted an application and want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get moving! The deadline for entering the N.H. moose hunt lottery is just a week away.
Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center – June 1
May 23, 2013 -- Enjoy a day of exciting outdoor fun participating in shooting, archery, and hunting and trapping skills sessions at a free Open House at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced
May 23, 2013 – Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have met and set the allowable landing days for the beginning of the 2013 Management Area 1A Atlantic Herring fishery.
New Wildlife Management Area Open to Public in Wakefield
May 21, 2013 – A new, 122-acre Wildlife Management Area on Marsh Road in Wakefield has been conserved through the collaborative work of N.H. Fish and Game, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, the Town of Wakefield Conservation Commission and the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests.
Endangered Wildlife, White Perch, Trails for all Abilities – in NH Wildlife Journal
May 21, 2013 -- The latest issue of NH Wildlife Journal magazine explores efforts to conserve endangered wildlife; profiles a universally accessible New Hampshire trail system; and shares the secrets of angling for white perch. Limited time free-issue offer.
Location Change for N.H. Fish and Game Commission June 12 Meeting
May 21, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, located at 89 Depot Road, off Route 33 in Greenland, N.H.
Seven Earn New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Awards
CONCORD, N.H. – Seven New Hampshire citizens and organizations were recently recognized by the N.H. Fish and Game Commission with Awards of Excellence for their efforts in the conservation field in support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission. Click to see who was honored.
Couple Rescued After Becoming Lost in the Fall Mountain Range
May 20, 2013 -- Kristy Dansereau, age 29, and Jamie Dansereau, age 30, of Westminster, Vermont, called 911 for assistance and were rescued Saturday afternoon, May 18, after losing the trail they were hiking on.
Berlin, N.H., Man Dies While Kayaking
May 18, 2013 -- At approximately 2:00 PM on May 18, 2013, a Berlin, N.H., man passed away while kayaking with his wife on the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Dummer, N.H.
"Pulling Together" to Help Combat Invasive Plants:
Weed Wrenches Available for Free Loan
May 17, 2013 -- Groups working to combat invasive plants on the Seacoast can now borrow some tough "Weed Wrenching" tools through a program of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Also, a new web resource features statewide town-by-town info on combating invasive plants.
Newfound Lake Boat Ramp Closure
May 16, 2013 -- The Wellington State Park boat access facility on Newfound Lake in Bristol, N.H., will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31.
Water Drawdown Initiated for Munn Pond in Errol, NH
May 16, 2013 – N.H. Fish and Game Department, in cooperation with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services Dam Bureau, has lowered the water level of Munn Pond in Errol; the dam is being evaluated by dam safety personnel.
First-ever N.H. High School Bass Fishing Tournament Is Big Success
May 10, 2013 -- An exciting new high school sports competition – a student bass fishing tournament - took place in New Hampshire yesterday, and from the looks of pride on the kids' faces, the day was a big success.
Saturday, June 1 Is Free Fishing Day!
May 9, 2013 – Saturday, June 1, 2013, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire, so get out your fishing gear and head for the water! Also on June 1, New Hampshire's six state fish hatcheries will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leave Young Animals Alone -- Keep Wildlife Wild
May 9, 2013 – With the arrival of spring, many species of wildlife are giving birth to their young. If you encounter young wildlife – even young animals that appear to need help – the kindest and safest thing to do is to leave them alone and let nature take its course.
Water Drawdown Initiated for Scotts Bog in Pittsburg, NH
May 8, 2013 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department, in cooperation with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services Dam Bureau, has announced that, effective immediately, the water level of Scotts Bog in Pittsburg is being lowered to prepare for reconstruction of the existing dam this summer.
Seen Any Wild Turkey Broods? Report Your Findings to Fish and Game!
May 8, 2013 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking for the public's help in tracking wild turkey broods in New Hampshire this spring and summer.
Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- Enjoy a day of free activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elver Poachers Arrested in Hampton Falls, NH
May 3, 2013 – Two Maine brothers were arrested this morning in Hampton Falls, N.H., for illegally harvesting young eels (called "glass eels" or "elvers") in a New Hampshire coastal river.
Don’t Forget! The Moose Lottery Deadline Is May 31, 2013
May 2, 2013 -- Want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall? The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 31, 2013.
"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
May 2, 2013 – Registration opens May 6 for an exciting day of deep sea fishing off New Hampshire's coast with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. The trip takes place on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Registration Opens for North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop
May 1, 2013 – N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to present “The North Country Experience,” a beginning fly-fishing weekend course tset for June 1-2, 2013, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H.
QDMA Presents BOW Scholarship Donation
May 1, 2013 – Two lucky women will be attending New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program this fall, thanks to scholarship assistance being provided by the N.H. Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.
Art of Great Bay Exhibit Highlights Discovery Center Season Opening
April 29, 2013 -- Visit the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H., May 4-5 for the Art of Great Bay Exhibition, an art sale and exhibit featuring "re-purposed" or recycled artwork. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, May 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission.
Newfound Lake Boat Ramp Update
April 25, 2013 -- The Wellington State Park boat access facility on Newfound Lake in Bristol, N.H., is currently open, with both ramps available for public use, with no dock available at this time.
Last Three Outdoor Adventure Talks Feature Snakes, Turtles, Rabbits and Bats
April 23, 2013 – N.H. Fish and Game's spring series of outdoor adventure talks wraps up with three sessions exploring Nongame and Endangered Wildlife topics, from turtles and snakes to bunnies, butterflies, bats and dragonflies. The free talks continue on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. through May 8.
Spring Broodstock Salmon Season about to Begin
April 23, 2013 – Anglers going after the "King of Fish" – broodstock Atlantic salmon – will be happy to hear that stocking of the big fish is expected to get underway this week. Cold water temperatures and steady flows can make for a good spring season of salmon fishing.
Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting April 29, 2013
April 22, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on April 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office in Durham, N.H., to discuss the allowable ‘days out’ measures for 2013 commercial herring harvesters.
Spring Season Looks Good for N.H. Turkey Hunters
April 19, 2013 -- It should be a good spring season for New Hampshire’s turkey hunters, says New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Turkey Biologist Ted Walski. The spring gobbler season opens Friday, May 3, and runs through Friday, May 31, statewide.
N.H. Coastal Lobster Trap Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 27, 2013
April 19, 2013 -- If you're out for a walk on New Hampshire's beaches on Saturday, April 27, you may see more activity than usual. Commercial fishermen and others will be out that day collecting lobster traps and other fishing gear that winter storms have washed up on New Hampshire beaches and shoreline.
Fish and Game Dive Team to Be Featured on WMUR Chronicle
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Dive team will be featured on WMUR television’s "Chronicle" program on Channel 9 on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Amphibian and Reptile Volunteers Help Fill Data Gaps
April 17, 2013 – While you're outdoors spending time in New Hampshire's woods and wetlands this year, keep an eye out for reptiles and amphibians. N.H. Fish and Game collects information on these sightings to help monitor the populations. Biologists will give a free talk on black racer snakes and Blanding's turtles on April 24 in Concord.
Don't Miss Discover WILD New Hampshire Day - Saturday, April 20, 2013
CONCORD, N.H. – Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is almost here! This free outdoor festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, on the grounds of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H. - FULL
April 12, 2013 -- N.H.Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is teaming up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host a free two-day class called "Fly-Fishing A-Z" on May 18-19, 2013, at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H.
Designated Trout and Fly-Fishing-Only Ponds Open April 27, 2013
April 11, 2013 -- Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens on the fourth Saturday in April -- this year's opening day is April 27, 2013.
Volunteers Needed to Help Create Habitat for New England Cottontails
April 11, 2013 -- UNH Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for three upcoming events, in Dover and Durham, designed to help restore the habitat of the endangered New England cottontail rabbit.
Scholarships for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Fall Workshop
April 11, 2013 -- Women interested in applying for scholarships to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall weekend workshop must apply before May 8, 2013, to be considered for financial assistance.
New Hampshire’s Youth Turkey Weekend
April 9, 2013 -- New Hampshire’s 2013 youth turkey hunt will take place April 27-28, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway. During the 2012 youth weekend, young hunters took an impressive 521 turkeys, or 14.2% of the total spring turkey harvest in the state.
Reel Paddling Film Festival - Red River Theatres, April 18, 2013
April 9, 2013 – Get set for armchair thrills and chills as you run the rapids at the Reel Paddling Film Fest on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Red River Theatres in Concord, N.H.
Fishing Dock at Alton Bay Boat Access Site Temporarily Closed
April 8, 2013 – The fishing dock at Fish and Game's new Downing's Landing boat access site in Alton, N.H., will be temporarily closed for about three days, from April 15-17, for repairs assessments.
Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
April 8, 2013 – Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, will conduct a “prescribed burn” in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds. The prescribed burn may occur as early as April 13.
Come Enjoy Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013
April 5, 2013 – Round up your friends and head for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Admission is free. Fun for the whole family.
Stonyfield Earth Day 5K Race to Benefit New England Cottontail Restoration
April 5, 2013 - Participants in Stonyfield Farm's 5K race and Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Londonderry will be helping bring a native rabbit back to New Hampshire's landscape. Stonyfield will donate a portion of the proceeds to New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program for work restoring the New England cottontail.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talks: Get Kayaking!
April 4, 2013 – Get set to explore New Hampshire's waterways in a canoe or kayak at two free outdoor adventure talks presented by paddlesports enthusiast Chuck Joy at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Wednesday evenings. April 10 ("Selecting a Kayak") and April 17 ("Kayak Camping").
Visit Fish and Game at the Southern NH Outdoor Recreation Expo
April 2, 2013 -- Get primed for the upcoming seasons of outdoor fun at the Southern NH Outdoor Recreation Expo on April 13, 2013, at the Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Center in Milford, N.H., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Time to Sign Up for OHRV Safety Classes
April 2, 2013 – Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) saftey education classes are underway across the state. To operate an OHRV in N.H., anyone age 12 or older must have either a valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License or have successfully completed an approved class.
Sign Up Now for Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook
April 1, 2013 – Registration is open for free youth day programs taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give youth (boys and girls) age 10-15 the chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills. Sessions in July and August.
Enter the Lottery Now for a Chance to Hunt Moose in N.H.
March 29, 2013 -- If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Don’t miss a year, or you’ll lose your points!
Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing Opens April 1
March 29, 2013 -- April 1 is the day New Hampshire anglers have been dreaming about through the long, cold winter -- the start of open-water fishing on the big lakes that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department manages for landlocked salmon and lake trout. See our new salmon video!
Great Bay Discovery Center Volunteers Needed
March 29, 2013 -- If you are looking for an opportunity to spend some time this summer meeting new people in a beautiful location, the Great Bay Discovery Center has training coming up in April for new and returning volunteers.
N.H. Hearing April 15 on American Eel Draft Addendum III
March 29, 2013 –The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold New Hampshire's hearing on the draft Addendum III to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 7 PM at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talk: Restoring Brook Trout Habitat
March 28, 2013 – Learn about Eastern brook trout, one of New Hampshire's most prized native fish, and what biologists and local communities are doing to restore the habitat they need in New Hampshire, at a free talk by Fisheries Habitat Biologist John Magee on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Take Down Birdfeeders – Don’t Be Part of the Problem
March 28, 2013 – To help prevent bear visits, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends taking down bird feeders from April 1 to December 1. Learn what two common food attractants account for half of all the bear-human conflicts in New Hampshire.
Two of New Hampshire’s Best Trout Ponds Protected
March 27, 2013 – Two of New Hampshire’s best trout ponds will be protected in the latest effort to ensure outdoor recreation and timber jobs in the Androscoggin River Headwaters, The Trust for Public Land and several partners announced today.
Hatcheries Gearing up for Spring Fish Stocking
March 27, 2013 -- Fish Culturists at New Hampshire's six state hatcheries have had another great growing season, and stocking trucks are ready to get rolling in April. In fact, some of the state's southern waterbodies will receive fish in late March.
First-ever N.H. High School Bass Fishing Tournament to Be Held
March 25, 2013 -- An exciting new high school sports competition is being launched this year in New Hampshire – a student bass fishing tournament. The N.H. Interscholastic Athletic Association will conduct the event on May 9, 2013, at Lee’s Mills in Moultonborough, NH.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talk: Beginner's Guide to Turkey Hunting
March 22, 2013 -- New Hampshire Hunting Guide John Asseng presents his version of "Turkey Hunting 101" on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
April 1 Deadline for Removing Bobhouses from Ice
March 22, 2013 – Attention ice anglers: All bobhouses, also known as ice shanties, must be removed from the ice no later than the end of the day on April 1 according to state law.
Reckless OHRV Operator Sentenced
March 22, 2013 -- On February 25, 2013, Brian Huckins Jr., age 22, of Warren, N.H., was convicted in the Grafton County Superior Court of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Conduct of an OHRV.
Fish and Game Facebook Fans Top 10,000
March 21, 2013 – As of this week, more than 10,000 people have hit the "like" button on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Facebook page at facebook.com/nhfishandgame.
Hilton Park Boat Access Facility (Dover) Closure Extended through April 8, 2013
March 21, 2013 – The public is advised that the closure of the Hilton Park boat access facility on the Piscataqua River in Dover, N.H., has been extended through April 8, 2013.
Snowmobile Accident on Rail Trail in Conway Injures Two
March 20, 2013 -- Two Center Conway men were injured in a snowmobile crash today at the railroad trestle that spans the Saco River in Conway, a section of the rail line that is part of the snowmobile trail system.
Ice Climber Injured at Crawford Notch State Park
March 18, 2013 -- On Saturday, March 16, 2013, at approximately 2:30 PM, Eric Scoville, age 55, of New Boston, NH, fell while climbing the Standard Route at Frankenstein Cliffs in Crawford Notch State Park.
Connecticut Man Dies in New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash
March 16, 2013 -- Louis Voegeli Jr., age 56, of Woodbury, Connecticut, died in a snowmobile crash in northern New Hampshire on early in the morning of Saturday, March 16, 2013.
2012 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced; New State Record Pike for 2013
CONCORD, N.H. -- The winners of New Hampshire's 2012 Trophy Fish Program have been announced; 2012 saw two state record fish and one state record has been set already in 2013.
Public Hearing April 2, 2013, on Wildlife and Guide Rules
March 11, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed rules regarding wildlife and hunting and fishing guides on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Free Outdoor Adventure Talks at N.H. Fish and Game
March 8, 2013 -- Get inspired for outdoor adventures this year at a series of Wednesday evening talks taking place from March 20 through May 8, 2013, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. No pre-registration is required. The talks start at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Ruffed Grouse, New England Cottontail Featured in NH Wildlife Journal
March 8, 2013 – Head into the briar patch in search of the elusive endangered New England cottontail in the March/April 2013 issue of NH Wildlife Journal magazine. Biologist Heidi Holman gives readers a "bunny's eye view" of regional efforts to restore this rare rabbit to our landscape.
ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Modifies Landing Days
March 8, 2013 –The Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section has extended the number of allowed landing days for the 2013 northern shrimp trawl fishery. Effective March 13, the trap and trawl fisheries will be able to land shrimp seven days a week. Additionally, the trap and trawl fisheries will close at midnight on April 12.
Turkey Hunting Workshop - April 13 in Holderness - Course is FULL
March 7, 2013 -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by N.H. Fish and Game on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. Pre-registration is required.
Big Game Processing Workshop - April 6, 2013, in Holderness - Course is FULL
March 7, 2013 -- Learn how to process your own big game animal from field to freezer at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.
Stopgap Funding for Fish and Game Department Included in State Budget:
House Finance Committee Hearings to Be Held March 7-18
March 7, 2013 -- The House Finance Committee will hold a series of regional hearings on the state budget, which includes stopgap funding for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. See hearing schedule.
Hilton Park Boat Access Facility (Dover, NH) Closure Extended through April 1, 2013
March 6, 2013 – The Hilton Park boat access facility on the Piscataqua River in Dover, N.H. will be closed to the public through April 1, 2013, while construction activities related to installation of a natural gas pipeline are completed.
ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Conference Call March 8
March 6, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet via conference call on March 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. to consider modifying the number of landing days and the timing of the fishery’s closure.
NH Public Hearing Set on Winter Flounder Draft Addendum III
March 4, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Winter Flounder Management Board approved Draft Addendum III to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the Inshore Stocks of Winter Flounder for public comment.
Registration Opens for Women's Intermediate Fly-Fishing Weekend: May 3-5 in Walpole
March 4, 2013 -- Registration opens March 4 at nhbow.com for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Intermediate Fly-Fishing Weekend on May 3-5, 2013, at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, N.H. Participants should have some fly-fishing experience.
Free Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center – June 1, 2013 – Holderness
February 28, 2013 -- Enjoy a day of family fun with hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Conservation Officers Cover Multiple Rescue Calls During Busy Weekend
February 25, 2013 -- With the arrival of mild temperatures, fresh snow and vacation crowds, N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers were kept busy throughout the day and night of Saturday, February 23. See incident details.
Sign Up for Hunter and Bowhunter Education Classes
February 22, 2013 -- Hunter or Bowhunter Education courses are underway around the state, so get your 2013 hunting seasons off to a great start by logging onto the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website to sign up for a class.
Calling All Turkey Watchers – More Sightings Encouraged
February 21, 2013 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is reminding turkey watchers to report sightings of winter wild turkey flocks at the Department's online survey at wildnh.com/turkeysurvey.
Errol Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash
February 17, 2013 -- John Allen, age 63, of Errol, N.H., was killed on Sunday, February 17, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile crash in the town of Pittsburg.
Manchester Man Killed in Auburn Snowmobile Accident
February 16, 2013 – A forty one year-old Manchester man was killed and a nine year old boy was seriously injured in a mid-afternoon snowmobile accident in Auburn, N.H.
State, Federal Officials Advise Outdoor Enthusiasts to Use Caution During Storm
February 8, 2013 – Officials from N.H. Fish and Game, the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development and the White Mountain National Forest today issued a joint advisory urging outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution if they are venturing out onto the state's trails, State Parks and forestlands during the severe winter storm.
Mark Your Calendars for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day
February 8, 2013 – There's no better time than in the midst of a winter storm to think about spring! Flip your calendar to April and save the date for a special New Hampshire Earth Day celebration: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Modifies Landing Days for Trawl Fishery
February 8, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section has increased the number of allowed landing days for the 2013 northern shrimp trawl fishery, effective February 11.
Sign the Kids Up for Barry Conservation Camp!
February 7, 2013 – Winter winds are blowing, but it's already time to make summer camp plans for the kids. Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., is a place where kids can have fun while getting outdoors and active. Registration is now underway for 2013 camp programs for boys and girls age 8-16.
Operation Game Thief Traveling Exhibit to Raise Awareness about Poaching
February 7, 2013 – A traveling exhibit housed in a mobile trailer soon will be making the rounds to educate the public about Operation Game Thief, a key program used by N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement to combat fish and wildlife crime.
Ice Conditions Unsafe on Parts of Lake Winnipesaukee and other Large Lakes
February 6, 2013 -- Fish and Game officials warn that this winter's uneven temperatures and high winds have affected ice formation, particularly on the state's larger lakes. Those heading out onto the ice are urged to exercise caution. Areas of open water have been documented on Lake Winnipesaukee.
ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Conference Call February 7 to Consider Adding Landing Days
February 5, 2013 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet via conference call on February 7 at 4 p.m. to review available landings information and consider adding landing day(s) to the fishery in order to provide trawl fishermen with greater flexibility and access to the resource.
Visit Fish and Game at the Farm & Forest Expo, Meredith Derby this Weekend
February 5, 2013 -- Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by and say hello to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department staff at two outdoor events coming up this weekend, the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition and the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby.
Lt. Michael Eastman Promoted to Fish and Game Coastal Law Enforcement Post
January 25, 2013 – Lt. Michael Eastman of Gilford was recently tapped as the new District Chief for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement seacoast area district (District 6).
Free Ice Fishing Class Offered at Claremont Recreation Department
February 1, 2013 – The Claremont Recreation Department and instructors from the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program will present a free ice fishing workshop in Claremont on Saturday, February 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
N.H. Fish and Game Commission Regular Meeting Schedule to Change
February 1, 2013 -- The regular meeting schedule for the N.H. Fish and Game Commission will change in March, when the commission will begin meeting regularly on the second Wednesday of each month. A special meeting of the Commission has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fish and Game Department in Concord.
Successful Tri-State N.H.-Vermont-Maine Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend
January 28, 2013 – The three-day Tri-State New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine Reciprocal Snowmobile weekend was a great success this year, with many North Country restaurants and hotels reporting brisk business from riders. Although a safe weekend overall, COs responded to a number of crashes.
Return of the Lynx, Hi-tech Ice Fishing, Featured in NH Wildlife Journal
January 25, 2013 – Exciting trail-cam images of four lynx kittens in Pittsburg, N.H., last year raised the intriguing possibility that Canada lynx, after being absent from New Hampshire for more than 50 years, may be poised to once again be part of the North Country landscape. Read about this elusive predator in the current issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal, the state's only magazine dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation.
Legislative Hearing January 31 on Fish and Game Search & Rescue Funding
January 25, 2013– A legislative hearing before the N.H. House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee regarding proposals to address the shortfall in funding for the N.H. Fish and Game Department's search and rescue activities is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 307 at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, N.H. Click here for background.
Shelburne Man Killed in North Country Snow Machine Crash
January 23, 2013 – A young man riding alone last night on a Shelburne snowmobile trail died after being injured in a snow machine crash and spending the bitterly cold night on the trail.
2013 N.H. Moose Hunt Lottery Opens!
January 18, 2013 -- It's time to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in New Hampshire. The state's 2013 moose hunt lottery is now open. Entering costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents.
Free Ice Fishing Class in Laconia
January 18, 2013 -- N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Laconia Recreation Department will co-host a one day Saturday ice fishing workshop on February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The course is free, but pre-registration is required.
Free Ice Fishing Class in Haverhill
January 15, 2013 – Join instructors from N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Haverhill Recreation Department for a three-part ice fishing class on January 30 and February 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and February 9, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council
January 14, 2013 -- To assist in filling vacancies in N.H.'s seats on the New England Fishery Management Council, N.H. Fish and Game’s Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates’ interview night on February 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.
Additional Archery League Offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center - Holderness N.H.
January 14, 2013 – Due to the large amount of interest in its free indoor winter archery leagues, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will run two additional leagues in February. Registration is now open.
Six Tufts University Students Rescued in the Dry River Wilderness Area
January 11, 2013 -- Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Specialized Search and Rescue Team responded to the area of the White Mountain National Forest Dry River Wilderness area in Cutts Grant to locate six lost students from the Tufts University Mountain Club.
Big Greenough Pond Public Informational Meeting – January 27 in Errol
January 11, 2013 -- Fish and Game has scheduled a public informational meeting for January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Errol Town Hall to discuss the current and future management of Big Greenough Pond in Wentworths Location.
Hilton Park Boat Access to Be Closed January 21-March 8, 2013
January 11, 2013 – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Hilton Park boat access facility on the Piscataqua River in Dover will be closed to the public from January 21 through March 8, 2013, because of construction activities.
Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford
January 9, 2013 – Join instructors from N.H. Fish and Game’s "Let’s Go Fishing" Program for a three-week Saturday ice fishing program in Milford on January 26, February 2 and February 9. It's free!
Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Set for Saturday, April 20, 2013
January 9, 2013 – Mark your calendars for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, an Earth Day celebration coming this year on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This free, family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Public Hearing on Proposed Shellfish Aquaculture Operation
January 8, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture application for licensing on February 6, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824.
Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Greenland January 20, 2013
January 7, 2013 – Experience a time-honored New Hampshire tradition by joining Fish and Game's "Let’s Go Fishing" Program and the Greenland Recreation Department for a free ice fishing class on Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Greenland Central School, 70 Post Road.
Public Hearing on Miscellaneous Fish Rule Proposals
January 7, 2013 -- Proposed Fish and Game rule changes relative to Atlantic salmon broodstock fishing, bait fish, zebra mussels, fishing tournaments, and fish importation will be discussed at a public hearing on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.
Still Space for You in the Beyond BOW Fly Tying Workshop
January 7, 2013 – Time is running out to sign up for the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fly Tying course that starts January 23, but there are still a few spots available. Applications are at nhbow.com.
Free Ice Fishing Class Offered at Lebanon Recreation Department
January 7, 2013 – The Lebanon Recreation Department and instructors from N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program will present a three-session program in Lebanon, N.H., on January 15 and 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the morning of Saturday, January 26. Register online at https://webtrac.lebcity.com.
Registration Opens for NH Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop - Course FULL
January 7, 2013 -- The 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months, will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Injured Hiker Carried Off Mt. Major
January 7, 2012 -- On Sunday, January 6, 2013, 21-year-old Shannon Koechel of Bedford, NH, slipped and fell while hiking with a friend on the Boulder Loop Trail on Mt. Major in Alton, injuring her leg. She was rescued by Fish and Game and Alton Fire Department personnel.
No Victim Found in Rindge Submerged Snowmobile Incident; Ice Safety Warning
January 4, 2012 -- Searchers did not locate a victim today at the scene of a partially submerged snowmobile in Emerson Pond in Rindge, N.H. Officials cautioned that despite recent frigid temperatures, ice conditions across the state are marginal and thin ice and open water are present on many waterbodies.
Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop – January 19 in Holderness
January 4, 2013 – Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.