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NEWS RELEASES from N.H. Fish and Game
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Hatch Jr., Fly-tying Master, Receives Governors' Arts Award
December 24, 2003 -- Fly-tying
master Ellis Hatch Jr., has earned the 2003 Governors' Arts Award
for New Hampshire Folk Heritage.
Cracks Major Wildlife Poaching Ring in Maine and New Hampshire
December 16, 2003 -- A major wildlife poaching ring operating
near the Maine/New Hampshire border was cracked by a sting on December
15, following a two-year covert investigation by Maine Fish and
Wildlife. As a result of the raid, 15 individuals were charged with
numerous wildlife crimes. The only New Hampshire resident arrested
in the raid was John Hart, age 43, of Conway.
Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 16, 2003 -- Don't miss a minute of outdoor action
next year -- 2004 fishing and hunting licenses, good from January
1 through December 31, are now available online at www.nhfishandgame.com
and at license agents across the state.
Sought for Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H.
December 16, 2003 -- The UNH Cooperative Extension Service
is seeking to fill the position of Director for the Barry Conservation
Camp, a small 4-H camp operated jointly by Cooperative Extension
and N.H. Fish and Game.
Gives Boost to New Hampshire's Wildlife Programs
December 11, 2003 -- New federal funds amounting to $615,000
will flow into New Hampshire as its 2004 share of State Wildlife
Grants, the nation's core program for preventing wildlife from becoming
endangered. The funding is within the Interior Appropriations Bill
signed by the President on Nov. 10.
Snowmobile Operator Sentenced
December 9, 2003 -- Dennis Lancey, of Berlin, the operator
of a snowmachine that hit and seriously injured Maine sled dog musher
Stephen Hessert in February of 2003, has been sentenced by the Coos
County Superior Court to serve a year in the House of Corrections
and undergo alcohol and drug assessments.
of Thin Ice, Even When Snow-covered
December 9, 2003 -- Fish and Game warns outdoor enthusiasts
that thin ice conditions currently prevail statewide. While snowstorms
have left small ponds and coves covered with an inviting layer of
snow, in most cases that snow is covering a thin layer of ice --
much too thin to support a person's weight.
Ed Program Wins Volunteer Champion Award
December 4, 2003 -- Fish and Game's Hunter Education Program
has been honored with a Volunteer Champion award from Volunteer
NH! Each year, 600 dedicated volunteers provide more than 130 courses
in hunter, trapper and bowhunter education to 3,000 students across
Needed for Winter Waterfowl Survey
November 25, 2003 -- Mark your calendars for the annual introductory
meeting of the Great Bay winter waterfowl monitors on Thursday,
December 11, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 office in Durham.
This will be the 13th year volunteers have braved the elements to
count wintering waterfowl in the Great Bay estuarine system.
You Can Help New Hampshire's Hungry
November 24, 2003 -- By sharing their fall harvest with the
Hunt for the Hungry program, New Hampshire hunters are helping to
lift the spirits and improve the nutrition of less fortunate folks
this holiday season.
Water Safety Reminder
November 21, 2003 -- Waterfowlers and other outdoor enthusiasts
who venture out in small craft this time of year are reminded to
make safety a priority. With few boaters on the water in the late
fall, the chances of a quick rescue are greatly diminished, says
Pete Lester, Administrator for Hunter Education at Fish and Game.
Underway on Osprey-viewing Site in Stratham
November 21, 2003 -- Work is underway on a project that will
establish a "Watchable Wildlife" site for viewing an osprey-nesting
platform in Stratham and an interpretive trail educating the public
on the work of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,
which is managed by Fish and Game.
Herring Fishery to Close for 2003 in Management Area 1A
November 17, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game will close the commercial
fishery for herring in Management Area 1A, effective November 19,
2003, because 95% of the harvest allocation has been met.
Meeting on Winnicut River Restoration Study
November 10, 2003 -- A public "scoping meeting"
will be held on November 10, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenland
Town Hall, to talk about progress on the current Winnicut River
restoration feasibility study. Another such meeting will be held
on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the same location.
River Study -- Public Meeting Nov. 20
November 7, 2003 -- A public "scoping meeting"
will be held on November 20, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. at Greenland Town
Hall, to talk about progress on the current Winnicut River restoration
Up for Snowmobile Safety;
New Rules for Riders under Age 14
November 7, 2003 -- As snowmobilers gear up for a great
season on the trails, Fish and Game officials offer a reminder to
ride safely and responsibly. The Department's Conservation Officers
will be out in full force this winter, patrolling the trails and
urging riders to play it safe. Sign up now for snowmobile safety
Earns Regional Environmental Education Award
November 6, 2003 -- This fall, the New England Environmental
Education Alliance (NEEEA) honored Dr. Judith K. Silverberg of the
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with its prestigious President's
Award in recognition of her leadership and dedication to the field
of environmental education over the past 27 years.
Fish and Game Commission to Meet November 19 at 2 p.m.
November 5, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission
will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 19, at 2:00
p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. Open
to the public.
New Fish and Game Director at Biennial Public Hearings in November
October 31, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
will hold its biennial hearings in November in Lancaster and Concord
to hear the public's suggestions about any aspect of Fish and Game
Action Grants Available for Schools
October 31, 2003 -- Teachers interested in getting their
students in on some "wildlife action" can apply to the
Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program for start-up funds. The
program provides mini-grants of up to $300 -- or $600 with matching
funds -- for projects in which students and educators undertake
activities to enhance habitat for wildlife. Next
due dates are November 30 and February 15.
Hampshire's Deer Hunt Begins
October 30, 2003 -- Firearms season for deer -- a favorite time
of year for most New Hampshire hunters -- is almost here. Last year,
hunters took a total of 11,089 deer in the state. Currently, New
Hampshire has an estimated population of about 76,000 white-tailed
Tempt the Bears: Delay Birdfeeding until December
October 29, 2003 -- If you enjoy feeding the birds, resist
the temptation to put out feeders before December or you'll risk
habitual bear visitors that are likely to interfere with bird-feeding
of Drowning Victim Recovered
October 28, 2003 -- The body of Bryan Richards, age 39, of Peabody,
Massachusetts, was recovered today from the Pemigewassett River
in Lincoln, N.H.
Season to Be Set at Nov. 12 Public Meeting
October 28, 2003 -- The 2004 shrimp season will be set at a
public meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
(ASMFC) Northern Shrimp Section at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November
12, at the Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.
There will also be a vote on Amendment 1 to the interstate fishery
management plan for northern shrimp.
Moose Hunt Numbers Released
October 27, 2003 -- The numbers are not official yet, but
a preliminary count shows that 74.5% of moose hunters in New Hampshire
this year were successful, with 360 moose taken.
Shooting Incident Under Investigation
October 27, 2003 -- Saturday's hunting-related shooting of
an archery hunter by a minor is under investigation. Hunters and
other outdoor enthusiasts are reminded to wear "hunter orange"
in the woods at this time of year.
Hearing Set on Fishing Tournament Rule Proposal
October 24, 2003 -- Proposed changes in
the rules governing fishing tournaments in New Hampshire will be
the topic of a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November
12, at Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord.
Brothers and Howard Lyons Concert to Benefit Search and Rescue,
This Sunday in Lincoln, N.H.
October 23, 2003 -- New Hampshire artists The Shaw Brothers
and Howard Lyons will perform in a benefit concert this Sunday,
October 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Beacon Resort on Route 3 in Lincoln,
N.H., to raise money for New Hampshire's Search and Rescue fund.
Hunting Seasons to Close Early in Northern New Hampshire
October 23, 2003 -- The hunting seasons for black bear in
northern New Hampshire will close in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs)
A, B, C2, D1 and D2 effective November 1, for the remainder of 2003.
Opportunities for Archery Hunters This Season
October 22, 2003 -- New Hampshire's archery hunters will
have more time this year to hit their mark in some parts of the
state. In 2003, archery hunters may take antlerless deer through
the entire archery season, which started September 15 and lasts
through December 15, in parts of the northern and southeastern regions.
Deer Hunting Weekend Is October 25 and 26
October 22, 2003 -- For New Hampshire
hunters, a perfect opportunity is approaching to share the excitement
of deer hunting and pass a tradition on to the next generation.
This Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, mark the state's
Youth Hunting Weekend for Deer, when young people can go deer hunting
with their adult mentors, without the pressure of competing with
thousands of other hunters.
of Missing Child Found
October 17, 2003 -- The search
for 10-year-old Patric "J.J." McCarthy, of Bourne, Massachusetts,
ended on a somber note today when his body was discovered in the
wilderness area near the Village at Loon Condominiums in Lincoln,
Harvest Unusually High; Emergency Season-shortening Measures
May Occur Next Week
October 16, 2003 -- The number
of black bears harvested by hunters is breaking records in northern
New Hampshire. The high harvest -- 622 bears statewide as of October
10 -- is the result of unusual environmental conditions, primarily
limited natural food sources, which have made bears more vulnerable
than normal during the early part of the season.
Hunt Starts This Weekend
October 14, 2003 -- New Hampshire's 16th annual moose hunt
starts this Saturday, October 18, for 485 lucky permit holders and
their hunting partners. The moose hunt runs through Sunday, October
Lakes Headwaters Partnership Receives International Conservation
October 10, 2003 -- On behalf of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters
Partnership, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg today accepted the Wildlife
Management Institute's 2003 Touchstone Award.
Wildlife Magazine for Kids Debuts at www.WildNewEngland.org
October 9, 2003 -- For students and educators in New Hampshire,
the web is getting wilder! N.H. Fish and Game and the Maine Department
of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have joined forces to produce Explore
Wild New England, an online children's magazine at www.wildnewengland.org.
Officer Trainees on Board at Fish and Game
October 9, 2003 - Two
new Conservation Officer trainees have joined the ranks of Fish
and Game: Eric Hannett of Rumney, and Michael Matson of
Senators Gregg and Sununu and Governor Benson to Join Residents,
Officials in Celebrating the Protection of Connecticut Lakes Headwaters
October 9, 2003 -- Tomorrow, October 10, U.S. Senators Judd
Gregg and John Sununu and Governor Craig Benson will join state
and local officials, nonprofit organizations, and area residents
at a ceremony marking the permanent protection of the 171,000-acre
Connecticut Lakes Headwaters property in Pittsburg, Clarksville
and Stewartstown, N.H. The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.
at Lake Francis State Park in Pittsburg, N.H. and will be open to
Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer BIG Fall Fishing Adventure
October 8, 2003 -- Anglers who are ready for some challenging
catch-and-release sport fishing while they're out enjoying the fall
foliage should head to the Merrimack River to hook what many anglers
consider the "King of Fish," Atlantic salmon.
River Drawdown for Dam Maintenance Begins Oct. 14
October 7, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
and Department of Environmental Services will start a gradual drawdown
of the Winnicut River impoundment in Greenland, N.H., starting October
14, 2003, for dam maintenance.
Purchase Puts Fish and Game Online Sales Over Half-Million Mark
October 1, 2003 -- In the wee hours of September 30,
Peter Loveland of Marblehead, Mass., bought his New Hampshire hunting
license for 2003 on his home computer -- boosting N.H. Fish and
Game's "e-gov" initiative over the half-million dollar
sales mark for the year.
Season Opens October 1
September 29, 2003 -- With the October 1 start of pheasant hunting
season comes a reminder from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
to hunt carefully.
Hearing on Moose Hunt Point System
September 29, 2003 -- The point system in the New Hampshire
moose hunt lottery will be the topic of a public hearing on October
15 at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters. The proposal would change
the identifying information applicants must provide and also clarifies
when an applicant would lose points.
New Hampshire's Outdoor Wonders on WILDLIFE JOURNAL
Second Season of Series Premieres Thursday, October 2, at
September 24, 2003 -- Get ready for more wild New
Hampshire wonders when the second season of WILDLIFE JOURNAL
premieres Thursday, October 2, at 9 p.m. on New Hampshire Public
Television. The award-winning series is co-produced by NHPTV and
the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Fish and Game Promotes Law Enforcement Officers
September 19, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
has announced promotions for several officers in its Law Enforcement
Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
September 17, 2003 -- New Hampshire 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 City of Concord, will be conducting
a "prescribed burn" along the southeastern perimeter of
the Concord Municipal Airport.
Fish and Game Commissioners Begin Duties
September 16, 2003 -- Two new members of the New Hampshire
Fish and Game Commission begin their duties this week when the commission
meets on Wednesday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Fish and Game
headquarters. The new commissioners are Walter Morse of Hillsboro,
representing Hillsborough County; and Sharon Guaraldi of Lebanon,
representing Grafton County.
Snakes Seized by N.H. Fish and Game
September 12, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game, assisted by the
Merrimack Police, seized five venomous snakes from the residence
of a Merrimack man yesterday evening. The owner of the snakes is
expected to be charged today with five counts of possessing venomous
reptiles without a permit, which could incur fines of up to $6,000.
Lake Boat Ramp Improvements Begin Today
September 12, 2003 -- As a necessary first step in the development
of a new access facility at Pleasant Lake in Deerfield, Fish and
Game will close the boat access facility at this location for approximately
four weeks beginning today, September 12.
River Dam to Be Removed; River restoration success through public-private
September 10, 2003 -- The dam's eight 20-foot high piers
rise from the picturesque Bearcamp River like giant concrete teeth,
and their removal will take place throughout the month of September.
Removing the Bearcamp River Dam in South Tamworth will allow 28
miles of river to flow unobstructed by manmade structures.
Benson Proclaims Sept. 27 "Hunting and Fishing Day in N.H."
September 9, 2003 -- Governor Craig Benson has proclaimed
Sept. 27 as "Hunting and Fishing Day in New Hampshire"
to recognize local sportsmen and sportswomen for their vital commitment
to wildlife conservation.
Research Underway in North Country; Wildlife Watchers Can Report
September 4, 2003 -- If you spot a pink or yellow
ear tag and a collar on a moose up north, your eyes aren't fooling
you. The animal is part of the University of New Hampshire (UNH)
and New Hampshire Fish and Game Moose Research Project in Coos County,
a study that is providing critical management data about the rates
and causes of mortality and the habitat needs of moose in this region
of New Hampshire.
Fish and Game Director Lee Perry Will Be Sworn In at 11:00 Today
September 2, 2003 -- Governor Craig Benson will today swear
in Lee E. Perry as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish
and Game Department. The swearing-in will take place in the Governor's
office in the State House at 11:00 a.m.
Hunting Seasons Underway
August 29, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game reminds outdoor enthusiasts
that various hunting seasons start in September and run throughout
the fall. The hunting season for bear begins statewide September
1, as does the fall crow season, and the goose season opens statewide
September 2. Archery seasons for deer and turkey -- as well as sea
duck hunting -- open September 15.
Chance to Sign Up to Be a "Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteer
August 25, 2003 -- If you're interested in being a Wonders
of Wildlife (WOW) volunteer educator for the New Hampshire Fish
and Game Department, the deadline is approaching soon for signing
up. A nine-month training course for new volunteers begins September
11. Click here
for a printable application form.
Informational Meeting Set on Proposed Fishery Management Changes
August 22, 2003 -- Recreational and commercial fishermen
are encouraged to attend a public informational meeting on the draft
Amendment 13 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan
at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, at the Urban Forestry Center
at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.
& Game Officers Earn Gold at World Police and Fire Games
August 20, 2003 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation
Officers James MacKenzie and Mark Hensel brought home the gold in
the Tenth World Police and Fire Games, held recently in Barcelona,
Fisheries Funds to Support Coastal Law Enforcement and Research
August 18, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game has signed a Joint
Enforcement Agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service,
which allocates $500,000 to Fish and Game for the enforcement of
Federal and State fisheries regulations offshore of the State of
Revises Import Ban on Canadian Ruminants -- Again; Hunters May Import
Meat With Permit
August 13, 2003 -- U.S. residents hunting in Canada will
be allowed to bring home their harvest, now that the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) has lifted restrictions on importing
most hunter-harvested wild ruminant products intended for personal
use, with certain conditions.
Perry Confirmed as Fish and Game Executive Director
August 13, 2003 -- The
New Hampshire Executive Council today unanimously confirmed Lee
E. Perry as the new Executive Director for the state's Fish and
Game Department. Perry is expected to begin his duties at Fish and
Game on September 5.
Scoping Meeting to be Held on Winnicut River Restoration Feasibility
August 7, 2003 -- A public "scoping meeting" will
be held on August 11, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. at Greenland Town Hall,
to talk about a river restoration feasibility study for the Winnicut
River in Greenland, N.H.
the Season to Sign up for Hunter Education Classes
July 31, 2003 -- With
the hunting season fast approaching, N.H. Fish and Game today issued
a reminder that every first-time hunter must complete a mandatory
hunter education course. Click
here to find a hunter education course near you.
Training Offered for "Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteers
July 30, 2003 -- If you enjoy learning about wildlife, like
kids, and have time to volunteer during the day, consider becoming
a "Wonders of Wildlife" (WOW) educator for N.H. Fish and
Game. A 9-month training course for new volunteers begins September
Set for Haddock, Spiny Dogfish Rules
July 28, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing
to consider changing the haddock fishing restrictions on Monday,
August 4, at 9 a.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office at 225 Main
Street in Durham. Immediately following the haddock hearing, there
will be a public hearing regarding spiny dogfish.
and Game to Move Forward on Sunapee Boat Launch
July 18, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
today announced its intention to move forward with plans to establish
a public boat access facility at the "Wild Goose" site
on Lake Sunapee.
and Crossbow Rules Finalized
July 18, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game announced final state
rules regarding wildlife and wildlife management, as well as crossbow
hunting. The new rules decrease the number of days during which
muzzleloader or firearms hunters may hunt antlerless deer in some
parts of the state during the upcoming deer hunting seasons.
Antlers, Hides and Capes Exempt from Canada Ruminant Ban
July 17, 2003 -- The United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) has issued a memo clarifying import restrictions for ruminants
and ruminant products from Canada. The restrictions apply to all
ruminants including hunter-killed deer, elk, moose and caribou.
Pond Boat Ramp (Marlow) Closed for Repairs July 21-25
July 17, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game today announced that
the boat launch at Sand Pond in Marlow will be closed for repairs
from July 21- 25.
Perry Appointed Fish and Game Executive Director
July 16, 2003 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
today announced that Lee E. Perry, of Wayne, Maine, has been nominated
by Governor Craig Benson to serve a four-year term as Executive
Director for the Department.
it Safe to Eat the Fish? Reminder About Fish Consumption Guidelines
June 18, 2003 -- With fishing season well underway, state
Fish and Game and health officials remind anglers about guidelines
for eating freshwater fish.
Wildlife Program Enters 15th Year
June 13, 2003 -- For the past 15 years, the Nongame and Endangered
Wildlife Program has worked to protect New Hampshire's 24 endangered
and 12 threatened species and their habitats. You can help to keep
this important work going by sending in contributions by June 30.
You Boat -- Know What You Tote
June 13, 2003 -- Fish and Game today issued an advisory to
boaters launching craft into New Hampshire waterways to take care
not to bring along nuisance plants and animals.
Reciprocal OHRV Registration Rescinded
June 5, 2003 -- New Hampshire off-highway recreational vehicle
(OHRV) users headed for trails in Maine must now register their
wheeled vehicles to ride in Maine or face penalties for being unregistered.
Coastal Access Site Dedicated
June 5, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
recently dedicated its newest public saltwater access site, the
Goat Island Access Facility in New Castle.
Takes Charge as Fish and Game Law Enforcement Chief
May 13, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
today recognized Jeffrey M. Gray's promotion to the position of
Chief of Law Enforcement for the Department in an official pinning
ceremony at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Colonel Gray's
promotion comes after nearly a quarter of a century of service devoted
to Fish and Game.
May 12, 2003 -- Want to learn to fish? Take advantage of several
free classes and events offered by N.H. Fish and Game in May and
Is New Fish and Game Law Enforcement Chief
May 9, 2003 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department announces
that Jeffrey M. Gray has been selected to fill the vacant Chief
of Law Enforcement position.
Bass Limit Increased
May 8, 2003 -- Anglers
fishing for striped bass this season can now take home two fish
instead of one under new rules issued by the New Hampshire Fish
and Game Department. The regulations became effective on May 1,
Derry Artist Earns Top State Honors in Junior Duck Stamp Contest
May 1, 2003 -- Elizabeth Beaudoin,
age 16, of Derry, has won top honors among young New Hampshire artists
in the 2003 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.
Series Earns Seven New England Emmy Nominations
April 29, 2003 -- Wildlife Journal, the television series
produced in partnership by N.H. Fish and Game and New Hampshire
Public Television (NHPTV), has picked up seven Emmy nominations
from the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences.
for a Safe and Successful Spring Turkey Hunt
April 18, 2003 --
In New Hampshire, the spring firearms season for hunting wild turkeys
extends from May 3-31. Turkey hunting is growing in popularity around
the state, and, with abundant birds, more hunters are succeeding
in bringing home a gobbler. New Hampshire Fish and Game reminds
hunters going after wild turkeys to think of safety first.
April 16, 2003 -- Spring is prime fishing time in New Hampshire,
and Fish and Game is sponsoring two upcoming opportunities to help
you get in on the fishing fun this year. If you're still a beginner
at fishing, get an introduction to the sport at a free, four-part
class starting May 7 in Laconia. Another great chance to introduce
your family to the fun and excitement of fishing is Family Fun
Learn to Fish Day on May 31 at the Amoskeag Fishways in Manchester.
Explore Wildlife Habitat in Piscassic, Lamprey River Watersheds
April 7, 2003 -- Two community workshops will explore the
results of an effort to map significant wildlife habitats in the
Piscassic and Lower and Upper Lamprey River watersheds. April 22
at the Newmarket Town Hall and April 30 at the Epping Town Hall.
FISH!!! April 1 marks start of open-water season for landlocked
salmon and lake trout
March 31, 2003 -- Enthusiastic anglers have been waiting
for what they consider the true start of spring -- April 1, which
marks the beginning of the open-water season on lakes managed for
landlocked salmon and lake trout.
to Fish in Free "Let's Go Fishing" Class
March 20, 2003 -- It's spring fishing time! Sign up for a free
"Let's Go Fishing" class at New Hampshire Fish and Game,
to be held Tuesday evenings April 8-29. Presented in partnership
with Merrimack County 4-H.
Medals Awarded to Conservation Officers
March 19, 2003 -- Two conservation officers from the New
Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Samuel Sprague and Brian Abrams,
today received Lifesaving Medals from the department in recognition
of the remarkable endurance and professionalism they demonstrated
during the successful rescue of Michael Lynn in Crawford Notch in
Information on Hit-and-Run Snowmobile Case Arrest
March 5, 2003
-- At a press conference today, officers from N.H. Fish and Game
spoke about today's arrest of Denis Lancey, 29, of Berlin, New Hampshire
in connection with last month's hit-and-run snowmobile incident.
Made in Hit-and-Run Snowmobile Case
March 5, 2003 -- N.H. Fish and Game officials announced that
Denis Lancey, 29, of Berlin was arrested this morning at the Berlin
Police Department in connection with last month's hit-and-run snowmobile
Experienced Anglers to Teach "Let's Go Fishing" Classes
March 4, 2003 -- Do you love to fish? Put your experience
to work and pass on your passion for fishing by becoming an instructor
in the Let's Go Fishing program. A free training session for new
instructors takes place Saturday, March 15, at N.H. Fish and Game
headquarters in Concord.
Grants Sustain N.H. Wildlife Programs
Feb. 27, 2003 -- New Hampshire will receive a $582,000 federal
wildlife grant as part of the omnibus appropriations bill passed
by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Bush last
and Hunting License Purchases Support Fish and Game Programs
Feb. 20, 2003 -- Planning to purchase a fishing or hunting license
this year? If you do it now, says the New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department, you could help the agency continue to do its important
wildlife work throughout the state.
for Winter Fun? Try Ice Fishing This Winter
Feb. 7, 2003 - The water's hard, the wind is blowing and
the temperatures are a polar bear's dream... sound like a good time
to hit the lakes? You bet -- It's prime time for ice anglers!
Trail Link Reopens on Trial Basis
Jan. 9, 2003
- Snowmobilers were reminded of an important lesson with the recent
closing and reopening of Snowmobile Corridor 15: Respect for landowners
is key to keeping trails open.
Clam Rule: Clamming on Saturdays Only
Dec. 31, 2002 - Under a new rule adopted by Fish and Game,
recreational clamming in New Hampshire is allowed only on Saturdays,
effective January 1, 2003.
and Game's John Nelson Elected ASMFC Chair
Dec. 31, 2002 - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
elected John I. Nelson, Jr., chief of N.H. Fish and Game's marine
fisheries division, as its new chair.
Nature Conservancy and State Complete Transaction on 25,000-Acre
Natural Area to be Managed by Fish and Game
Dec. 30, 2002 - Partnership between The Nature Conservancy
and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will leave the state
with a lasting legacy for recreation, wildlife and natural communities.
Cod and Haddock Rules for Recreational Anglers
June 28, 2002 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds
all recreational anglers in the state's coastal waters about new
rules aimed at protecting cod and haddock stocks.
Projects Funded by the Moose Plate
June 26, 2002 - Several new historic and natural conservation
projects will be funded by sales of New Hampshire's moose plate,
including repairing Fort Constitution in New Castle and restoring
common loons to the state's lakes and ponds.
License Sales and Info Now Online
April 9, 2002
- You can now wake up before dawn, purchase and print your license
online and be on the water before many folks roll out of bed.
Let Good Bears Do Bad Things
March 13, 2002 – It’s near the end of a mild winter and New
Hampshire’s black bears are waking up hungry and looking for their
first meals in months.
Fish and Game's New Discovery Room
Oct. 11, 2001 - After many months of planning and preparations,
the Discovery Room at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord will
open November 7 with a cool, natural new look.
and Game's New Holderness Archery Range is Open
June 15, 2001 - Bowhunters
warming up for the September 15 deer season opener can now practice
at the Department's new Owl Brook Archery Course in Holderness.
It's part of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's long-term
project to build a Hunter Education Center.
Getting the Lead Out
April 26, 2001 - For the sake of the law - and the loons - anglers
should safely dispose of their old lead sinkers and jigs and replace
them with non-lead alternatives, according to officials from the
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the Loon Preservation