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N.H. Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 32% Success
October 20, 2014 – About a third of New Hampshire’s moose hunters were successful during the first two days of the nine-day season, achieving a 32% success rate on the opening weekend. A total of 41 moose have been taken by hunters statewide so far – 29 bulls and 12 cows.

Northern Shrimp Public Hearing/Season-setting Meeting
October 20, 2014
-- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing and specifications-setting meeting for the northern shrimp fishing season, in conjunction with a meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Portland, Maine (at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street) to set the specifications and dates for the 2015 harvesting season for northern shrimp. 

Clarksville, NH, Man Shoots Himself Accidentally
October 19, 2014 - A Clarksville, NH, man accidentally injured himself in a hunting-related shooting on Sunday, October 19, 2014. The injury was self-inflicted.

Public Hearing October 30 on Nonresident Student License Rules
October 17, 2014 – A public hearing will be held on October 30 to discuss rules regarding the application process for the new nonresident student licenses for hunting and fishing in New Hampshire.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Announces 2014 Grant Awards
October 16, 2014 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces 2014 grant awards of $53,355 to the NH Fish and Game Department.

N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 18-26, 2014
October 15, 2014 -- For nine exciting days, from October 18 to 26, lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire's annual moose hunt. A total of 124 permit holders were drawn in this year's lottery, selected from a pool of more than 10,000 applicants.

Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released on Island in Squam Lake
October 10, 2014 – A juvenile bald eagle was released into the wild on a Squam Lake island today by N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and wildlife rehabilitator Maria Colby of Wings of the Dawn Bird Sanctuary in Henniker.

N.H. Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 25-26, 2014
October 9, 2014 -- New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, is the perfect time to take a youngster hunting.

Fish and Game Commission to Meet Oct. 17; November Date Change
October 9, 2014
-- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold a special meeting on October 17 at 9 a.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord, for the purpose of further discussing proposed bear guide permit rules. The Commission's November meeting will be held on Nov. 19.

Outdoor Adventure Talk – Calling all Whitetails: Firearms Season
October 8, 2014 – Increase your odds of success hunting deer this fall by coming to a free talk by local hunting expert Dean Vanier on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.  

Public Hearing on 2015-2016 Snowmobile Reciprocity Weekend Rules
October 8, 2014 – An upcoming public hearing will discuss setting respective dates for the 2015 and 2016 Tri-state Snowmobile Reciprocity Weekends, which snowmobile enthusiasts in N.H., Maine and Vermont look forward to each year.

Hunt for the Hungry:
N.H. Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters

October 6, 2014 -- New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank, which collects donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide. 

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk – Wild Game, from Field to Table
October 3, 2014 – Master game chef Denny Corriveau will take the mystery out of cooking venison and other wild game at a free talk on Wednesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H.  

Busy Weekend for Rescues in White Mountains
September 29, 2014 -
Fish and Game Conservation Officers were called to multiple rescues in New Hampshire's White Mountains over the weekend.

Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting         
September 29, 2014
-- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on October 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., to review landing effort and discuss ‘days out’ measures for 2014 commercial herring harvesters.  The meeting will be held via conference call.

Get Your 2015 New Hampshire Wildlife Calendar         
September 24, 2014
-- The all-new 2015 New Hampshire Wildlife Calendar is now available from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. This award-winning calendar features close-up images of native wildlife, plus hunting and fishing season dates for the Granite State.

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk – Hunting Dominant Bucks
September 25, 2014 – Get an edge on that big buck in the woods this fall by coming to a free deer hunting talk by local hunting expert Dave Priebe on Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Tracking Osprey, Cooking Bear, Getting into Bowhunting – All in NH Wildlife Journal
September 24, 2014 – Travel along with NH Audubon raptor biologist Chris Martin as he ventures deep into New Hampshire’s coastal salt marsh to capture and place a transmitter on a young osprey, one of many adventures in the September/October 2014 NH Wildlife Journal.

Make Blaze Orange Your Fall Fashion Statement
September 23, 2014  Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to put on a bright orange article of clothing when they head afield this fall.

N.H. Pheasant Season Opens October 1
September 23, 2014 – New Hampshire's hunting season for pheasant gets underway on October 1 and continues through December 31. There will be 73 stocking sites in 50 towns.

NH High School Bass Fishing Tournaments Set for October 2 & 4
CONCORD, N.H. -- Student bass tournamens have become a popular high school sports competition in New Hampshire. A qualifying tournament with 39 registered teams will take place on October 2, with the state finals tournament on October 4.

Outdoor Adventure Talk - Calling all Whitetails/Archery Tactics
September 19, 2014 -- Increase your odds of success hunting deer with bow and arrow this fall by coming to a free talk by local hunting expert Dean Vanier on Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Raise Funds for your School or Club -- Sell the NH Wildlife Calendar!
September 19, 2014 -- If you need a fall fundraiser for your school, club or community group, try selling the 2015 New Hampshire Wildlife calendar. This fundraiser offers local groups a great profit margin, and there's no risk for you.

Spawning Closure for Atlantic Herring
September 17, 2014 -- Atlantic herring harvesters and dealers should be aware that herring spawning areas within the jurisdiction of New Hampshire will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on September 21 through 11:59 p.m. on October 19.

Oystering in New Hampshire
September 17, 2014 – The season for oysters is underway, running from September through May. The public is reminded that the use of rakes to harvest oysters in New Hampshire is not a legal method of harvest.

Educators: Schedule a Fall Classroom Wildlife Program
September 16, 2014
-- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife and wetland resources have until October 1 to request fall 2014 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by N.H. Fish and Game volunteer docents.

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk September 17: Deer Hunting Basics
September 12, 2014 – If you're thinking about hunting deer this fall, come learn how to get started at a free talk called "Deer Hunting Basics" on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Registration Opens for BOW Navigating in the Outdoors Workshop
September 11, 2014 – Learn how to find your way in the wilderness at a one-day "Beyond BOW" workshop for women, Navigating in the Outdoors, on October 25 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. 

Hiker Fatality on Beaver Brook Trail, Benton, NH
September 7, 2014 -- A 39-year-old New Hampshire man who had been trail running and hiking with two friends died on Sunday, September 7.

National Hunting & Fishing Day N.H. Sporting Expo – Sept. 20 in Concord
September 5, 2014 – The National Hunting and Fishing Day New Hampshire Sporting Expo is coming up this month - September 20 at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, in Concord, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

2014-2015 Wildlife Rule Changes Reminder
September 4, 2014
– Some of the state’s hunting seasons have already begun and many more are just around the corner. Many of the rules for the 2014 hunting seasons have changed.  Click here for a summary of some of the major changes.

BOATING ADVISORY - Merrimack River, Hooksett
September 3, 2014 - Until further notice, The Town of Hooksett advises boaters to avoid travel under the two westerly (northerly) spans of the Lilac Bridge, closest to Robie’s General Store, over the Merrimack River in the Village of Hooksett, N.H.

Informational Hearings on Economic Assistance to NH Commercial Groundfish Businesses
September 3, 2014 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department is holding two public informational meetings to discuss economic assistance to New Hampshire’s commercial and for-hire groundfish fishing businesses affected by reduced groundfish stocks and federal restrictions.

Great Bay Discovery Center Seeks Volunteer Educators
September 2, 2014 – Looking for a volunteer opportunity this fall? On September 10, the Great Bay Discovery Center will hold its annual fall educator training at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland. The training session is free; sign up by calling 603-778-0015.

ATV Operator Arrested after High Speed Chase in Milan
September 2, 2014 – An All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operator with a minor passenger was arrested after fleeing a stop by N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and leading them on a high-speed chase late in yesterday afternoon in Milan, N.H.

Prescribed Burn on Seavey Island to Improve Wildlife Habitat
August 27, 2014-- N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, with support from US Fish and Wildlife Service, will be conducting a “prescribed burn” in areas on Seavey Island, Isles of Shoals.

K-9 Conservation Team Locates Missing Man with Alzheimer's
August 29, 2014 -- A Fish and Game K-9 Conservation team successfully located a missing man with Alzheimer's Disease, after a late-night search in Bethlehem, N.H.

Welcome the Fall with a Moonlight Paddle on Great Bay
August 27, 2015 -- The Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland, NH, still has space in its Harvest Moon Paddle on Great Bay on September 5 from 7:30-10 p.m.  To register, call (603) 778-0015.

Drowning Victim Recovered From Merrimack River in Hudson
August 27, 2014  – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and New Hampshire Marine Patrol recovered the body of a man from the Merrimack River in Hudson at 10:30 a.m. today.

Outdoor Adventure Talks: Deer Hunting Series
August 22, 2014 – Get primed for deer hunting this fall at a series of free outdoor adventure talks being offered this fall on Wednesday evenings at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H., from September 17 through October 15.

Proposed Hike Safe Card Rule Hearing Set for September 8, 2014
August 21, 2014 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed rules to establish a voluntary hike safe card on Monday, September 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Conservation Officers and OHRV Safety Instructor Honored
August 20, 2014 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division recognized the 2013 Officers of the Year and the OHRV Safety Education Instructor of the Year. Read about the honorees.

Proposed Bear Guide Rule Hearing Set for September 15, 2014
August 20, 2014 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed rules regarding issuance of bear hunt guide permits on September 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Visit Fish and Game at the Fair! Hopkinton and Lancaster
August 18, 2014 - While you're having fun at the Hopkinton and Lancaster Fairs on Labor Day weekend, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department exhibits, a great way to explore hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities in our state.

Still Openings in Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure
August 15, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game still has openings in the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend exploring wild game preparation and cooking in the fall splendor of New Hampshire's White Mountains. The event will be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., Sept. 26-28.

Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass
August 15, 2014
– The Atlantic coastal states and jurisdictions have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum IV to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The New Hampshire hearing will be presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on August 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H. 

New Hampshire Campground Complies with Dumpster Warning
August 14, 2014 – Campground owner Joseph Paradis has installed metal-topped dumpsters to deter bear visits to the trash receptacles at Moose Hillock Campground in Warren, N.H.

New Hampshire Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set
August 14, 2014 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2014-2015 waterfowl hunting season, after considering comments from sportsmen at the recent public meeting.

Successful Moose Permit Auction for Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH
August 13, 2014
-- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces another successful year for the Moose Permit Auction. The 2014 Auction raised $23,500, with all money going to grants supporting programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

N.H. High School Bass Fishing Educational Seminars Set
August 13, 2014 – With student bass fishing tournaments quickly becoming popular among New Hampshire high schools, Fish and Game is scheduled to host its second annual “High School Bass Fishing Seminar Series” this August. All student athletes, coaches, and Athletic Directors participating in the fall bass fishing season are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming educational seminars set for August 28.

Hot Weather Fishing, Loons & Lead, A Future for Salt Marshes? – All in NH Wildlife Journal
August 8, 2014 – Explore the cool side of hot-weather fishing, common loons and the fate of our salt marshes - all in the July-August 2014 issue of NH Wildlife Journal.

2014-15 Marine Rule Hearing September 2, 2014
August 8, 2014
– The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine fishing rules for 2015 at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 2, 2014, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Anglers – Please Release Tagged Bass when Fishing the Squam Lakes
August 7, 2014
– Anglers fishing the Squam Lakes are being asked to immediately release any largemouth and smallmouth bass they catch that were radio tagged as part of a N.H. Fish and Game study. Look for a thin wire protruding from the underside and a yellow numbered tag near the dorsal fin.

Missing Fisherman Located, Deceased, along the Saco River
August 6, 2014 -- The body of a fisherman reported missing along the Saco River in Conway, N.H., was located by search teams late Wednesday night.

New Hampshire Campground Owner Warned to Address Open Dumpsters
August 5, 2014 - As a result of perennial bear/human conflicts, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has issued a written warning to Joseph Paradis, owner of Moose Hillock Campground in Warren, N.H., to address the campground's garbage storage polices.

Ashley Ferry Boat Ramp in Claremont Closed for Silt Removal 
August 1, 2014 – The Ashley Ferry public boat access facility on the Connecticut River in Claremont will be closed to accommodate dredging to remove accumulated river silt on the ramp.  The ramp will close August 11 and reopen on August 15.

Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for August 13, 2014
August 1, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2014 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.

Thousands Head North to JERICHO ATV FESTIVAL
July 31, 2014 -- Over the next three days, thousands of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) enthusiasts will gather at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, N.H., for the annual Jericho ATV Festival. Fish and Game Law enforcement and patrol efforts will focus on ensuring the safety participants, protecting the environment, and working to ensure that riders stay on designated trails, many of which exist due to the generosity of landowners.

Free Introduction to Fishing Class Offered at Umbagog
July 29, 2014 – Calling all want-to-be anglers!  The N.H. Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, and the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to present a free one-day introduction to fishing program on Friday, August 15, at the Umbagog Lake Campground, Route 26 in Cambridge, N.H.

Public Asked to Report Summer Wild Turkey Brood Sightings
July 25, 2014 – Got turkeys? If so, the N.H. Fish and Game Department wants to know! Report sightings of hen turkeys, with or without young, through Fish and Game's web-based survey at wildnh.com/turkeybroodsurvey. The survey continues through August 31

Free Talk - River Herring Restoration in the Merrimack River        
July 25, 2014 --Don't miss a free talk on river herring restoration by Matt Carpenter, a Fisheries Biologist with the NH Fish and Game Department, with Eric Orff of the National Wildlife Federation, on July 29, 2014, from 7-8 pm at the Amoskeag Fishways, 4 Fletcher Street, Manchester, NH.

Lowell, Mass., Man Injured in Sandown Trail Bike Accident
July 24, 2014 – A 26 year-old man from Lowell, MA, Abner Mestre, sustained serious injury after he lost control of a dirt bike and crashed while operating on the Rockingham Recreational Trail in Sandown. 

Free Waterfowl Hunting Seminar in Holderness
July 24, 2014 – Get an introduction to waterfowl hunting at a free seminar being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set
July 24, 2014 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2014 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no changes from last year.

Stinson Lake Boat Ramp in Rumney Closed for Repairs
July 24, 2014 – The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney, N.H., will be closed for repairs and improvements starting Monday, July 28, through Friday, August 15, 2014.

Free Workshop on Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse Hunting
July 23, 2014 --  Get set for the fall grouse and woodcock season at a free workshop on Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Hunting on Saturday, August 9 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. 

Freshwater Fishing Rule Hearing July 31, 2014
July 23, 2014 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed freshwater fishing rules for 2015 on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Third Loon Death from Lead Poisoning Underscores Need for Switch to Non-lead Tackle
July 23, 2014– The mood was unmistakably somber as a Loon Preservation Committee biologist collected the third documented lead-poisoned loon from New Hampshire waters this year, this one discovered on July 18 on Lake Winnipesaukee. A statewide coalition is working to encourage anglers to swith to non-lead tackle.

Successful search in New Hampshire's North Country
July 23, 2014 -
Searchers aided by dog teams successfully located a missing woman in New Hampshire's North Country last night.

Special Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Selling Fast
July 21, 2014 -- Hunters who still want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons should act fast as Unit M permits are selling out quickly.

Two Separate Hiking Groups Rescued from Mt. Major in Alton over the Weekend 
July 21, 2014 – Two separate hiking groups were rescued from Mt. Major in Alton over the weekend.  See details of both incidents, plus a list of ten essential items to have with you on any summer day hike in New Hampshire’s mountains.

Londonderry Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession and Sale of Turtles
July 17, 2014 - On July 11, 2014 Richard Decoste of Londonderry pled guilty in the Derry Circuit Court for illegal possession and sale of threatened and endangered turtles.

Deer Poachers Convicted of Multiple Night-Hunting Incidents
July 17, 2014 - On July 16th, 2014 Dana Martin of Pittsfield and James Blaisdell of Barnstead attended their third and final court hearing for illegal night hunting at Candia Circuit Court.

Enter NH Moose Hunt Auction - Bid Deadline Is August 8
July 17, 2014 - The deadline for the 2014 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! Two moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

Sign Up Now for Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure
July 15, 2014 - Registration opens July 15 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 26-28, 2014.

Two Youths Injured in Separate OHRV Accidents in New Hampshire during Weekend
July 15, 2014
- Youths were injured in separate OHRV accidents in Henniker and Gorham over the weekend, prompting safe riding reminders.

Fatal Weekend Climbing Accident at Cathedral Ledge in North Conway
July 12, 2014 – A weekend climbing accident claimed the life of Brian Delaney, age 56, of Scarborough, Maine.

Fish and Game COs Respond to Multiple Search and Rescue Calls in White Mountains
July 12, 2014 -- On Saturday, July 12, N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers responded to three separate incidents to assist injured/lost hikers recreating on Mount Washington and Mount Lafayette.

Sign up now for the Watershed Series Kayak Program
July 9, 2014 -- Join us for our NEW Watershed Series Kayak Program. This trip series will take us from the River to the Sea. We will focus on learning how human activities and behavior at the top of the watershed affect other people and the environment all the way from the headwaters to the ocean.

Summer Is Time for Hunter Education! Last call for bowhunter-only programs
July 9, 2014 -- It might be hot outside, but hunting seasons will soon be here. If you need a hunter education class, sign up now to get into a class this summer or early fall. You can register online at huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.

National Hunting & Fishing Day N.H. Sporting Expo – Sept. 20, 2014, in Concord
July 7, 2014 -- Mark your calendars for the National Hunting and Fishing Day New Hampshire Sporting Expo on September 20, 2014, at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, in Concord, N.H., from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Marine Aquaculture Hearing in Durham July 30, 2014
July 7, 2014 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture application for license on Wednesday, July 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available; Unit L Permits Sold Out
July 1, 2014 -- 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.

Be Aware of Endangered Piping Plovers on N.H. Beaches
July 1, 2014 -- Be aware of endangered birds on the beaches this holiday weekend and beyond, as the N.H. Fish and Game Department reports there are still three pairs of endangered piping plovers raising chicks on Hampton and Seabrook beaches.

Be Bear Aware as You Enjoy the Summer Season
July 1, 2014 – As summer heats up, Fish and Game is urging homeowners, campers, and the rest of us to be" bear aware." Early summer continues to represent a lean time for bears, according to Andy Timmins, Fish and Game bear biologist.

Local Towns, State, and County Work Together to Ensure Safety for OHRV Enthusiasts
June 30, 2014 -- Local, state, and county law enforcement are getting ready for the anticipated surge of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle enthusiasts coming to visit Coos County over the Fourth of July weekend.

2014-2015 Wildlife Rule Changes
June 27, 2014 – Highlights of final wildlife rule changes for the 2014-2015 hunting seasons were announced today by the N.H. Fish and Game Department. See the major changes.

Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting July 2
June 27, 2014
-- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on July 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., to review landing effort and discuss ‘days out’ measures for 2014 commercial herring harvesters. 

"Buy a Board" Fundraiser Launched for Boardwalk Restoration at Great Bay Discovery Center
June 26, 2014 -- After 22 years of service, the boardwalk over the saltmarsh at the Great Bay Discovery Center is at the end of its life. A federal grant has been secured to get things rolling on restoring the boardwalk, and a fundraising campaign is underway to complete the replacement and meet federal matching requirements. Learn how you can help.

2014 NH Moose Auction Bid Deadline is August 8
June 25, 2014 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the launch of the 2014 NH Moose Permit Auction. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at nhwildlifeheritage.org.

Lucky Day for 2014 NH Moose Hunt Permit Winners
June 20, 2014 -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 124 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.

Celebrate Summer with a Paddle on Great Bay
June 16, 2014 -- The Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland, NH, is offering a series of paddling events this summer. For more information or to register, call (603) 778-0015. See the line-up.

NH Moose Hunt Lottery Drawing - Friday, June 20, 2014
June 16, 2014 -- 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 20, at 9:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.

Trout Take Flight – to New Hampshire's Remote Ponds
June 13, 2014 - N.H. Fish and Game completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds this week, providing a unique angling opportunity for anglers seeking a true wilderness experience.

Public Hearings for Draft Amendments for Atlantic Herring, American Eel
June 12, 2014 – New Hampshire will host two public hearings the evening of June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, in Portsmouth, to get public input on proposed changes to the fisheries management plans for Atlantic herring and American eel.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center Open House is this Saturday!
June 10, 2014 – Bring the family for a day of outdoor fun and learning at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center this Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

White Tailed Deer Rescued at Hampton Beach
June 6, 2014 – New Hampshire Fish & Game Law Enforcement and a Wildlife Biologist responded to a call for assistance at Hampton Beach located in Hampton, NH for a report of two stranded deer.

Second Loon Injured in Shooting Dies; Reward Offered for Information
June 6, 2014 – New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, continues to seek help from the public with the investigation into the shooting of two common loons in New Hampshire, one in the vicinity of the Cocheco River in Dover, and the other on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

Potanipo Lake Boat Ramp Facility in Brookline, NH, to Close for Repairs
June 5, 2014 – The public boat access facility at Potanipo Lake in Brookline, N.H., will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, June 12.

Reminder - Saturday, June 7, Is New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day!
May 30, 2014 – Start making plans to get out and go fishing on Free Fishing Day - Saturday, June 7. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire - freshwater or saltwater - without a fishing license. June 7 is also Hatchery Open House Day.

NH Children in Nature Honors Outdoor Champions
May 30, 2014 -- The New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition will award its first ever Outdoor Champions on June 5, 2014, at a Nature Happy Hour Celebration at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord, N.H., from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  The four honorees are Leslie Stevens of Dover, TimberNook of Barrington, the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, and the Manchester Health Department.

Clean Water Healthy Trout – Celebration and Workshops: June 13 in Franconia
May 30, 2014
- Learn about a new effort to protect and restore trout habitat and join in fun for the entire family at a free event on June 13, in Franconia. Fish and Game biologists and local volunteers will offer fly tying and casting workshops. Games and demos from 3- 6 p.m.; music at 7.  Franconia’s Dow Field.

Register Now for NH “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop
May 29, 2014 – Women interested in learning outdoor skills in a beautiful setting can now sign up for New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, which will take place September 5-7 at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. 

States Reach Consensus on Plans to Distribute New England Groundfish Disaster Funds 
May 28, 2014
-- NOAA Fisheries and state fishery directors from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York today announced plans to move forward with the distribution of $32.8 million in federal disaster monies to the New England groundfish industry. June meetings are planned for commercial and party/charter boat businesses that rely on groundfish, for input on use of NH State-Specific Grant funds.

ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section to Meet on June 4 in Portsmouth
May 28, 2014 – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Section will meet on June 4, from 1 – 4 PM at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H. The Section will review the results of the peer review of the 2013 benchmark stock assessment and discuss the future management of northern shrimp.

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Loon Poachers
May 23, 2014 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers are seeking help from the public in identifying suspects who were involved with shooting loons in two separate incidents this week.

Leave Fawns Alone – Their Mothers Are Likely Nearby
May 23, 2014 -- In the coming weeks, deer will be giving birth around the state. Every year well-intentioned, but misguided, individuals see fawns alone, assume they are abandoned and take them in to “help” them. If you see a fawn (or any young wildlife) and suspect it has been abandoned or orphaned, do not move the animal. Its best chance for survival is in the wild.

Fish and Game Commission June Meeting to Be Held in Milan
May 23, 2014 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has announced a location change for its regular monthly meeting in June.  That meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Barry Conservation Camp,

Helping a New England Native – The New England Cottontail
May 23, 2014 -- Come to the Durham Public Library, Monday evening, June 9, at 7 p.m., to learn about efforts to restore habitat for native wildlife, from cottontails to songbirds, on state and town-owned lands in the town of Durham.

N.H. OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Course Now Available Online
May 22, 2014 – If you need to complete an Off Highway Recreational Vehicle and snowmobile safety course to get your New Hampshire safety certificate, you now have the option of completing the training online. Sign up today at wildnh.com/OHRV/ohrv_online_ed.html.

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced
May 22, 2014 – Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have met with industry representatives and set the allowable landing days for the beginning of the 2014 Management Area 1A Atlantic herring fishery.

Two North Country Fly-Fishing Workshops Offered in June
May 22, 2014 – If you're interested in learning to fly fish, take advantage of two free workshops coming up in June in New Hampshire's beautiful North Country. Courses are being offered at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown (June 7-8) and the Haverhill, N.H., Recreation Dept. (June 28-29).

Last Chance for the NH Moose Hunt Lottery
May 21, 2014 – 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 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is Friday, May 30.

Be Aware of Endangered Piping Plovers on N.H. Beaches
May 19, 2014 -- Be aware of endangered birds on the beaches this holiday weekend and beyond, as the NH Fish and Game Department reports there are five pairs of piping plovers nesting along the sandy shores of Hampton and Seabrook.

Stinson Lake Public Boat Access Facility Remains Closed for Repairs
May 15, 2014 – The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney, N.H., remains closed for repairs and improvements.

Public Asked to Report Feral Swine
May 16, 2014 – The public is being asked to report any sightings of free-ranging feral swine, more commonly called wild pig, wild boar or feral hog.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center Open House Features Shooting, Archery and More
May 15, 2014 – Try your hand at shooting sports and more at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center's Open House on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Bring the whole family to enjoy hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping.

Seen Any Wild Turkey Broods?  Report Your Sightings to Fish and Game!
May 15, 2014 -- N.H. Fish and Game is asking for the public's help in tracking wild turkey broods in New Hampshire this spring and summer. It's easy to take part.  If you observe groups of turkeys with young between May 15 and August 31, report your sightings to Fish and Game at its web-based turkey brood survey at wildnh.com/turkeybroodsurvey

Last Chance to Catch the King
May 14, 2014. – This is likely to be the last spring that anglers will be able to fish for large brood stock salmon in central New Hampshire, as the program that was the source of these big fish has been phased out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Volunteers Needed to Become Wonders of Wildlife Docents
May 14, 2014. -- Share your interest in wildlife and aquatic resources by becoming a Wonders of Wildlife Program (WOW) volunteer docent for Fish and Game. Docent training sessions begin June 3; apply by May 28.

Bear and Human Conflicts – A Need for Change
May 13, 2014 - It seems that people in New Hampshire may not be taking the old adage "A Fed Bear Is a Dead Bear" seriously enough these days. Recent events across the state involving the feeding of bears show a trend that has serious consequences for both communities and bears. Op-ed by Andrew Timmins, N.H. Fish and Game Bear Biologist.

Saturday, June 7, Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire!
May 12, 2014
– Take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day, coming Saturday, June 7. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire – freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate.

Man Shot While Turkey Hunting
May 10, 2014 – A 58-year-old male was injured in an early morning hunting-related shooting incident in Dunbarton on Saturday.  

Registration Opens for North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop
May 8, 2014 – Learn how to fly fish while enjoying a visit to beautiful northern New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department'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 that will take place on June 7 - 8, 2014, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H.

Snow and Ice Remain on High Elevation Trails
Maine Hiker Rescued in White Mountains
May 5, 2014 - A 75-year-old hiker was rescued from the summit of Bond Cliff in New Hampshire's White Mountains today after enduring a cold, wet night stranded on the trail. This incident is the third this week in which hikers have ventured onto high elevation trails, where significant snow and ice conditions prevail, and gotten into trouble.

OHRV and Snowmobile Registrations Now Automated
May 1, 2014 -- Beginning with the 2014-2015 registration year, Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) and snowmobile registration certificates will be computer-generated and printed by the agent on regular paper. Customers still must visit their OHRV registration agent in person to register their vehicles and receive their decals.

Hiker with Accidental Knife Wound Rescued on Franconia Ridge
May 1, 2014
– A young Massachusetts man camping with a friend on Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire was rescued Thursday, May 1, 2014, after incurring an accidental, self-inflicted knife wound.

Anglers Can Now Report Striped Bass Catch and Effort Online
April 28, 2014
-- Striped bass are starting to arrive in New Hampshire's coastal waters. To help state and federal fisheries biologists assess the status of the striped bass population each year, Fish and Game asks striper anglers to participate in a Striped Bass Volunteer Angler Survey. New this year, you can report your striper fishing info online at fishnh.com/marine/striper_survey.html.

Five Earn N.H. Fish and Game Commission Awards of Excellence
April 25, 2014 – At its April meeting, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission honored five individuals with Awards of Excellence for outstanding efforts in the conservation field in support of the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s mission. See who won!

Learn More about Wildlife and the Outdoors at these May Events
April 25, 2014 – Spring is a great time to get out and learn about wildlife and nature.  For is a roundup of workshops and talks in May that are open to the public, sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and its partners, visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/events_May.html.

Something’s Fishy Here – Fish Migration Event May 10 in Newmarket
April 25, 2014 --
To learn more and play an active role in helping river herring get from the sea back into the Lamprey River, join the folks from Fish and Game and the Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee on Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 to noon, as they gather fish and help them get up and over the McCallen Dam in Newmarket. Other fish might include see-through baby American eels and prehistoric lamprey eels. This rain-or-shine event is free and registration is not required.

How is Climate Change Affecting NH’s Wildlife Right Now?
April 25, 2014 -- What is the connection between NH’s declining moose populations and the skimpy shrimp catch off NH’s coast in the last two years? And what is happening to NH’s birds? Join conservation planners and wildlife enthusiasts to hear from expert biologists on the health trends of moose, shrimp and birds and the connection with climate change. Learn about the N.H. Ecosystems and Wildlife Climate Change Plan to help better manage wildlife in our changing climate. Three sessions to choose from: May 12 in Hanover; May 22 in Auburn, and May 28 in Concord.

Free Talk on NH Fish and Game Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program
April 25, 2014 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP) will be the topic of a spring Citizen Science lecture on May 7, 2014, from 6 to 7 pm at the NH Fish and Game Department in Concord (11 Hazen Drive). Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Michael Marchand will summarize the reptiles and amphibians that are found in New Hampshire and discuss how citizens can become involved in tracking their distribution and abundance.

Spotlight on Hunting - Free Workshop in Northwood
April 25, 2014 -- Folks who may be interested in getting into hunting, and those who share the woods with hunters and are interested in learning more about this outdoor pursuit, should check out a free workshop on May 10, 2014, at Camp Wah-Tut-Ca, 292 Blakes Hill Road, in Northwood, NH 03261.

GPS Workshop in Concord, NH – May 6, 2014
April 25, 2014 - UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a GPS workshop at NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord on Tuesday May 6, 2014.  In the morning, get yourself up-and-running with handheld GPS receivers, in the afternoon, learn how to bring data into Google maps and upload features from those maps into a GPS.

Spring Season Looks Good for N.H. Turkey Hunters
April 24, 2014 – In spite of the record number of zero degree days last winter, New Hampshire's wild turkey flocks seem to be "happy campers," according to Fish and Game Turkey Biologist Ted Walski. That bodes well for hunters planning for the spring gobbler season, which opens May 3 and runs through May 31 statewide.

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Wilderness Survival Workshop - FULL
April 24, 2014 – Women who want to learn how to survive in an outdoor emergency situation can sign up for a one-day "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Wilderness Survival workshop taking place on June 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Scholarships Available for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Fall Workshop
April 23, 2014 -- 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 14.

Hatcheries Gearing up for Spring Fish Stocking
April 22, 2014 -- Fish Culturists at New Hampshire's six state trout hatcheries have been waiting for Mother Nature to provide conditions favorable to spring stocking. After a brief delay, stocking trucks are ready to get rolling in late April.  New Hampshire hatcheries have nearly 1 million catchable-size trout ready for this season.

Don't Forget! The Moose Lottery Deadline Is May 30, 2014
April 22, 2014 –Want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall? The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 30, 2014.  It costs just $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents to enter the lottery for a chance at the adventure of a lifetime. A total of 124 permits are proposed to be issued. The state's moose hunt will run from October 18 – 26, 2014. Last year, the statewide hunter success rate was 64%.

Winter Fish Kill – Not all Fish Survive the Winter
April 21, 2014 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department and the Department of Environmental Services today reported that a number of dead fish were discovered as the ice receded from Hopkinton Lake this spring. Such finds are not uncommon.

Search Concludes for Missing Northfield Man
April 21, 2014 – The search for Aaron Hoyt, age 32, of Northfield, concluded today when searchers found his body in the Smith River about a half mile below Profile Falls in Bristol, N.H.

Bristol Search Remains Suspended - Update
April 18, 2014 -- Col. Martin Garabedian of Fish and Game confirmed today that the search for Aaron Hoyt remains suspended until high water conditions become safer for searchers.

Learn about Kayak Fishing at Free Outdoor Adventure Talk April 23
April 18, 2014 – Learn how to enhance your kayaking experience with the fun of fishing! Shawn Roche, a kayak instructor for the Mountain Road Trading Post in Raymond, N.H., will demystify kayak fishing at a free outdoor adventure talk at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H.
April 16, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is pairing up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host a free course called “Fly-Fishing A-Z” on May 17-May 18.

Errol, N.H., Boat Ramp Closed Due to High Water
April 16, 2014 -- The N.H. Fish and Game boat ramp on the Androscoggin River in Errol, N.H., will remain closed through April 20, 2014, due to high water conditions. 

Bristol River Search on Hold Due to High Water
April 16, 2014 – The search for Aaron Hoyt, age 32, of Northfield, who is presumed drowned in the Smith River in Bristol, N.H., following a leap into its icy waters on Monday evening (April 14, 2014), is on hold because of rising waters.

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
April 16, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, with support from the N.H. Army National Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the City of Concord, will conduct a "prescribed burn" in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds this spring.

Fish and Game Issues Warning about Life-threatening Polar Plunge Activities
April 14, 2014 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today issued an urgent warning about potential danger associated with a statewide, social media-driven craze enticing teens to jump into frigid icy waters.

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Fun Rolls Out on Saturday, April 19
April 11, 2014 – Get outside and celebrate spring at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 19, 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.

Reel Paddling Film Festival at Red River Theatres, April 16 in Concord
April 11, 2014 – Get set for armchair thrills and chills as you run the rapids at the Reel Paddling Film Fest at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street in Concord, N.H.

New Hampshire's Youth Turkey Weekend – April 26-27, 2014
April 9, 2014 -- New Hampshire's 2014 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway.

Designated Trout and Fly-Fishing-Only Ponds Open Saturday, April 26
April 9, 2014 -- 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 26. Fishing is allowed through October 15.

N.H. Coastal Lobster Trap Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 19
April 9, 2014 -- If you're out for a walk on New Hampshire's beaches on Saturday, April 19, you may see more activity than usual. Commercial fishermen and others will be out collecting lobster traps and other fishing gear that winter storms have washed up on N.H. beaches and shoreline.

Sign Up Now for Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook
April 8, 2014 – Registration is now 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.

Winter Bat Surveys Reveal No Good News at NH Hibernacula
April 8, 2014. – Recent surveys for bats in New Hampshire hibernacula, places where bats spend the winter, resulted in biologists finding a total of only 28 bats, with two formerly very common species missing.

Free Fly-Fishing Course Offered – May 3 and 4 in Greenland, NH
April 7, 2014 -- An two-day workshop in Greenland offers beginners a chance to learn about the timeless sport of fly-fishing. N.H. Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is teaming up with the Greenland Recreation Department to host a free fly-fishing course on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

Public Hearing on Oyster Aquaculture Application May 2, 2014
April 6, 2014 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture license on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 09:00 AM at the NH Fish and Game Department Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

Leave Young Animals Alone -- Keep Wildlife Wild
April 4, 2014 – With the arrival of spring, many species of wildlife are giving birth to their young. Finding young wildlife can be exciting, but iIf 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.

Experience NH's Outdoors
April 4, 2014
– It is an early spring afternoon and trapper Carol Leonard is on her way to set a beaver trap before the season closes. “There’s still a little ice, so they may not be out repairing their dams yet,” she says on her way down to the water’s edge. This segment and others will be airing during the month of April on New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “NH’s WildSide” television show.  Be sure to tune in and hear how Carol began her trapping pursuit and the challenges that go along with this traditional outdoor pastime.

Outdoor Adventure Talk: New Hampshire Raptors – April 10 in Concord
April 3, 2014
– See live birds of prey and learn to distinguish the different raptor species that call New Hampshire home at a free outdoor adventure talk on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Spaces at Barry Conservation Camp Filling Up Fast
March 31, 2014 - If you want to send kids to Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., this summer, sign up soon, because spaces are filling up fast. Registration is underway for 2014 camp programs for youth (boys and girls age 8-16). A weekly, overnight summer camp operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Barry Camp is  for youth who enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment.

Atlantic Herring Area "Day Out" Meeting Set for April 15
March 28, 2014 - Atlantic Herring Section members from the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts will meet at 1:00 PM on April 15, 2014, to discuss “days out” measures for the 2014 Area 1A fishing season from June 1 to September 30.  This meeting, a proceeding of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), will take place at the New Hampshire Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Take Down Birdfeeders -- Don't Get Caught By Surprise This April!
March 27, 2014 -While it may look more like mid-January rather than late March across the New Hampshire landscape, don’t be fooled.  Spring is here.  The late March sun is strong and snow will soon start to melt fast.  As the days become warmer, bears will start to get active and it is time to put the birdfeeders away until late fall.  Some homeowners have already reported seeing bears at birdfeeders in different areas across the state.  To help prevent bear visits, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends taking down birdfeeders from April 1 to December 1.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Welcomes 2 New Board Members
March 26, 2014 -The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, the official non-profit partner of the NH Fish and Game Department announces the addition of two new board members.

Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing Opens April 1
March 24, 2014 - The snow might be hanging on in much of the state, but 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 NH Fish and Game manages for landlocked salmon and lake trout.

Outdoor Adventure Talk: Fly Fishing with Angus Boezeman
March 25, 2014 -- Get the season started at a free fly fishing talk by accomplished New Hampshire Fishing Guide Angus Boezeman on April 2 at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

2014-2015 Wildlife Rule Hearings: March 31 & April 2-3
March 24, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game will hold a series of public hearings on proposed rules setting the state's hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015 on March 31 in Keene; April 2 in Lancaster; and April 3 in Concord.

Turkey Hunting Workshop - April 19 in Holderness
March 24, 2014 -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by N.H. Fish and Game on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.

Remove Bobhouses from Ice by April 1
March 21, 2014
– Attention ice anglers: The ice might still be quite nice in many places, but according to state law, all bobhouses must be removed from the ice no later than the end of the day on April 1. 

2014 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit
March 19, 2014 -- The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will host the Third Annual Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit on April 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center 91 Depot Road in Greenland, N.H.

Spring Outdoor Adventure Talks at N.H. Fish and Game
March 17, 2014 - Get inspired for outdoor adventures this year at a series of evening talks N.H. Fish and Game is presenting in April. Unless otherwise specified, the talks start at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  Admission is free (except film festival).

Lobster Trap Thief Pleads Guilty
March 11, 2014 -
Kyle Basoukas of Bedford, N.H., pleaded guilty yesterday in Portsmouth District Court to multiple charges related to a stolen lobster gear investigation.

2014-2015 Wildlife Rule Hearings Set
March 10, 2014
– The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a series of public hearings on proposed rules setting the state's hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015. Hearing dates and highlights of rules.

Spring into Discover WILD New Hampshire Day - April 19 in Concord
March 8, 2014 – Spring is coming! Saturday, April 19, will be the 25th annual Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, an Earth Day celebration the whole family will enjoy. 

Sign the Kids Up for Barry Conservation Camp!
March 7, 2014 – Make some exciting summer plans for the kids. Sign them up for a week at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan. Registration is underway for 2014 programs for boys and girls age 8-16.

Big Game Processing Workshop - April 5 in Holderness - CLASS FULL
March 7, 2014 -- Learn how you can process your own big game animal, from field to freezer, at a free workshop being offered at N.H. Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, April 5.

Calling All Turkey Watchers – Winter Survey Ends March 31
March 6, 2014 – N.H. Fish and Game reminds wildlife watchers to report sightings of winter wild turkey flocks at the Department's online survey at wildnh.com/turkeysurvey.

Come to the 42nd Annual NH Camping & RV Show
March 4, 2014 – Camping enthusiasts can plan their New Hampshire summer camping adventure at the 42nd Annual NH Camping & RV Show at The Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH. Be sure to stop by the Fish and Game booth!

Introduction to Fly Fishing Classes Offered
March 3, 2014
– The N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several Introduction to Fly Fishing classes that are open to the public. 

Westford, Mass., Man Injured in Moultonborough Snowmobile Crash
March 3, 2014 – A Westford, Massachusetts, man was seriously injured in a late-night snowmobile crash on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire's Lakes Region this weekend.

Feb. 28-March 2, 2014: Visit Fish & Game at the Granite State Outdoor Show
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Granite State Outdoor Show at the Grappone Center, 70 Constitution Ave, Concord, N.H., from February 28 through March 2.

Educators: Schedule a Free Spring Classroom Wildlife Program
February 24, 2014
-- Teachers who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources have until March 7 to request spring 2014 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by trained N.H. Fish and Game volunteer docents.

Injured Hiker Rescued in Lincoln, NH
February 24, 2014 – Rescuers carried an injured Goffstown woman to safety in Lincoln, N.H., on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

2013 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced
February 21, 2014 -- Winners of the N.H. 2013 Trophy Fish Program have been announced. A listing of all qualifying entries is posted at fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy/2013.html.

Enter the 2014 N.H. Moose Hunt Lottery Today
February 21, 2014 – The lottery is open for New Hampshire's 2014 moose hunt. Enter soon and try your luck on what many consider the adventure of a lifetime. It's just $15 for N.H. residents,$25 for nonresidents.

N.H. Fish and Game Commission Meeting Set for March 19
February 20, 2014
-- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has announced a date change for its regular meeting in March. Due to scheduling issues, it will be held on March 19 at 1 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

CANCELLED – Talk on NH Wildlife in the Age of Climate Change
February 19, 2014 – The talk on New Hampshire Wildlife in the age of climate change scheduled for February 19 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has been cancelled. Watch for a rescheduled date in the near future.

Massachusetts Man Dies while Cross-country Skiing in Albany, N.H.
February 18, 2014 – Ralph Cronin Sr., age 67, a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts, with family ties in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley, passed away yesterday while cross-country skiing with his wife on the Oliverian Brook Trail in Albany, N.H., in the White Mountain National Forest.

Bass Pro Shop Opening Night to Benefit Wildlife Heritage Foundation
February 14, 2014 – Stop in to see the new Bass Pro Shop in Hooksett, N.H., the evening of Wednesday, February 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. and you'll also benefit the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

Snowmobile Crash on Lake Winnipesaukee
February 10, 2014: On Saturday, February 8, 2014 around 3:00 p.m. multiple Fish and Game Officers were called to an accident on Lake Winnipesaukee on Roberts Cove in Alton, NH. Two snow machines collided resulting in injuries to both operators.

Free talk on Climate Change - CANCELLED
February 7, 2014: Climate change is expected to be the largest challenge to wildlife and habitats today, but New Hampshire isn’t sitting idly by. Come learn more about this topic at a free talk at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

Sign Up for Hunter Education this Spring
February 6, 2014: Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses are underway around the state, so get set for the 2014 spring gobbler season and more by logging onto the Fish and Game website to sign up for a class. This will be the last year for Bowhunter-Only classes.

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Turkey Hunting Workshop
February 6, 2014 – Women who want to learn how to hunt turkeys can get the basics by signing up for the N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman "Introduction to Turkey Hunting Workshop" in March.

NH Moose Study Update
February 3, 2014 – Moose biologist Kristine Rines today recapped the progress of the moose mortality study that got underway in northern New Hampshire in January of 2014.

Ice Conditions Unsafe on Parts of Lake Winnipesaukee
January 30, 2014 -- NH 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.

Snowmobiler Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Pittsburg NH Crash
January 29, 2014 -- A woman from southern New Hampshire was seriously injured earlier yesterday after colliding with a tree on Trail 20 near Indian Stream in Pittsburg, N.H., and later died.

2014 N.H. Moose Hunt Lottery Opens
January 28, 2014 – New Hampshire's 2014 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State. 

Two Men Charged in Bob House Break-in
January 27, 2014 -- Two men have been charged in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court for crimes related to an incident that occurred on January 9, 2014, in which a bobhouse on Grassy Pond in Rindge was vandalized and fishing gear stolen.

Bobcats, Beaver Trapping, Winter Stream Fishing – NH Wildlife Journal
January 24, 2014 – Delve into the shadowy world of New Hampshire's elusive bobcats in the January-February 2014 issue of NH Wildlife Journal. Also in this issue: beaver trapping and winter stream fishing.

Winter 2014 Ice Fishing Classes
January 24, 2014 – Fish and Game’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, is offering ice fishing classes open to the public this winter, and several are available in February.

Press Briefing on NH Moose Study - February 3, 2014
January 22, 2014 – A press briefing regarding the moose study currently underway in New Hampshire will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 3, in the conference room at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Hearing February 18 on Aquaculture Operation Near Isles of Shoals
January 22, 2014 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture license on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

2014-2015 Preliminary Wildlife Rule Proposals
January 17, 2014 – At the January 15 meeting of the Fish and Game Commission, Wildlife Division staff provided an overview of the initial draft proposal for changes in the N.H. hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015.

Free Ice Fishing Talk with Tim Moore
January 16, 2014 – Learn some proven tactics for successful ice fishing at a free talk by Tim Moore on January 22 at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H.

N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council
January 15, 2014 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department's Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates' interview night on February 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H. to help fill four vacancies for the New England Fishery Management Council's at-large seats.

Chopper Overhead Signals Moose Study Underway in Northern N.H.
January 14, 2014 -- Northern New Hampshire residents may see a helicopter overhead in the coming weeks as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's latest study of moose mortality and productivity gets underway.

Public Hearing February 11 on Two Proposed Great Bay Shellfish Operations
January 13, 2014
-- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding two proposed marine aquaculture applications for licensing on February 11 at 9:00 AM at the Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824.

Kids' Events at Rockingham Expo Benefit Barry Conservation Camp
January 10, 2014 – While you're enjoying the Rockingham Fishing & Hunting Expo at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., this rainy winter weekend (January 11-12), bring the kids to have fun and support Barry Conservation Camp!

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Set for April 19
January 9, 2014 – Save the date! Saturday, April 19, is the 25th annual Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, an Earth Day celebration that makes a great spring outing for the whole family. 

Free Ice Fishing Talk with Adrian Lavoie – January 15 in Concord
January 8, 2014
– Learn some proven tactics for successful ice fishing at a free talk by Adrian Lavoie of YOAdrien Charters on January 15 at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Three-state Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend
January 3, 2014 -- Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory the weekend of January 31-February 2, 2014, during the New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine reciprocal snowmobile weekend. 

Winter 2014 - Free Ice Fishing Classes Offered
January 3, 2014 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, will offer several ice fishing classes open to the public this winter. See dates and locations.

Registration Opens for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop - Course FULL
January 2, 2014 -- Registration opens January 6 for the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Presents Evening with Ben Kilham
December 31, 2013 -- Ben Kilham, NH's acclaimed bear rescuer and rehabilitator, will appear at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH, on January 15 at 7:00 p.m. The evening is a benefit for the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH.

Wild Turkey Winter Flock Survey Starts January 1
December 31, 2013
– If you see a flock of wild turkeys in New Hampshire this winter, report it via the online NH Wild Turkey Winter Flock Survey at wildnh.com/turkeysurvey.

Start the New Year with a 2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar
December 30, 2013
– Get set for a year of outdoor adventure with the 2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar! Order today at shopwildnh.com.

Still Room in Advanced Indoor Archery Leagues in Holderness
December 30, 2013 – There's still room in Fish and Game's free winter archery leagues for experienced archers this January and February at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered
December 26, 2013 – The New Hampshire Wildlife Control Operators (WCO) training class, offered once a year, will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

New Rules for 2014: Hunter and Bowhunter Education to Be Combined
December 21, 2013 – New for 2014, Fish and Game will combine the basic hunter education program and the bowhunter education program into one course. Separate bowhunter education courses will continue to be offered only for the 2014 calendar year.

N.H. Deer Harvest Highest in 6 Years; Bear Take Down; Turkey Totals
December 20, 2013 -- The preliminary numbers are in for New Hampshire's deer, bear and fall turkey hunting seasons, and it was a successful year for many N.H. hunters.

Everyone Benefits from Fish and Game; Let's Work Together on a Funding Solution
December 20, 2013: Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, discusses the recent recommendations of the Commission on Fish and Game Department Sustainability.

Visit N.H. Fish and Game at Upcoming Outdoor Events
December 18, 2013 -- Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at these classic New England winter events.

2014 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Available
December 17, 2014 - New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2014 are now available. Get yours and be set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure. Purchase online at wildnh.com, at the Fish and Game Department in Concord, or from any Fish and Game license agent.

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop January 18
December 17, 2013
– Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on January 18, 2014.

N.H. Fish and Game Commission January Meeting Date Change
December 14, 2013 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold its regular meeting for the month of January on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord. This is a change from the regular meeting schedule.

Public Hearing January 6 on Scholastic Fishing Tournament Rules
December 13, 2013 – A public hearing will be held on proposed rules for intra-scholastic fishing tournaments and other miscellaneous rule changes at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.

Lost Massachusetts Hiker Rescued
December 12, 2013 – A lost Massachusetts hiker spent a bitterly cold night in the White Mountains before being airlifted to safety today.

Trout Stocked for Winter Anglers
December 11, 2013 -- Winter anglers in New Hampshire had some trout stocked especially for them this fall. This should translate into some exciting action in the coming months!

Free Ice Fishing Seminars at Fish and Game in January
December 10, 2013 – Polish up your ice fishing skills by taking advantage of two free ice fishing seminars being offered in Concord on January 15 and 22 by the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Register in January for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop
December 9, 2013 -- Registration opens January 6 for the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

Special Fundraising Effort Underway to Support Tern Research at the Isles
December 9, 2013 – A special fundraising effort is now underway through the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program to embark on new research on endangered and threatened terns at the Isles of Shoals.

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.


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