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Set to Transfer 12 Great Bay Parcels to N.H. Fish and Game
December 21, 2005 - In a sign of successful conservation
around New Hampshire's Great Bay, a dozen tracts of land - totaling
806 acres - will be transferred next month from The Nature Conservancy
to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
for 2006: Some Fishing Rules Change on January 1
December 20, 2005 -- Outdoor enthusiasts are getting excited
about ice fishing, but before you head out to drill your holes and
set your tip-ups, familiarize yourself with new fishing rules that
become effective January 1, 2006.
Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 16, 2005 -- 2006 fishing and hunting licenses are
now available; get yours today and be ready to enjoy a full year
of outdoor adventure in the Granite State, from winter ice-fishing
to April trout fishing to tracking whitetails next fall.
of Certain Lead Fishing Tackle Banned as of January 1
December 14, 2005 -- The sale of certain sizes of lead sinkers
and jigs -- sinkers weighing one ounce or less and jigs less than
one inch long - will be banned throughout the state of New Hampshire
starting January 1, 2006.
Gifts for the Hunter or Angler
December 9, 2005 -- Looking for something WILD to give that
hunter, angler or outdoor enthusiast on your list? Make a hit this
year by giving a gift certificate for a fishing or hunting license
good for all next year, or choose another wildlife gift from the
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Rule Would Prohibit Feeding of Nuisance Bears
December 8, 2005 -- A proposed rule would prohibit the purposeful
or inadvertent feeding of black bears when it is determined that
the feeding increases the likelihood of human injury or property
damage. A public hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. on December
21 at Fish and Game headquarters.
Up for Winter Outdoors-Woman Workshop
December 5, 2005-- Registration is now open for the
winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop coming in February,
a chance for women to learn skills for spending enjoyable time outdoors
with friends and family. Sign up soon!
Young Artists: Enter the 2006 Junior Duck Stamp Contest
December 2, 2005 -- Young New Hampshire artists, kindergarten
through grade 12, are invited to submit original artwork depicting
North American waterfowl to the N.H. Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.
Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2006.
6 Public Hearing on Lobster Trap Limit Proposal
December 1, 2005 -- A proposal to limit future limited commercial
lobster licenses to 100 traps will be discussed at a public hearing
on December 6 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn
Road in Portsmouth.
Seeks Nominations for Awards of Excellence
November 29, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission is
seeking nominations for its new Awards of Excellence program to
recognize outstanding achievements in furthering the Fish and Game
-- You Can Help the Hungry
November 21, 2005 -- If you've had a successful hunting season
and your freezer is full of meat, help the less fortunate by donating
meat to the "Hunt for the Hungry" program coordinated
by the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester.
N.H. Deer Season Update
November 16, 2005 -- As of November 13, New Hampshire's
hunters had registered 7,366 deer statewide, or about 4% above the
2004 total of 7,101 at this point in the season.
Hearing on Proposed OHRV Rule Updates
November 10, 2005 -- Amendments and updates to rules governing
the use of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV) will be the
topic of a public hearing on November 18 at 10 a.m. at Fish and
Game headquarters in Concord.
Underway for Missing Hunter in Warren
November 10, 2005 -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers
began searching this morning for missing hunter Michael J. Young,
of Boscawen, age 41. Young arrived in Warren to hunt on November
9, and was reported missing November 10.
Monitoring Identifies Illegal Importation of Deer from New York
Deer Confiscated; Hunters Reminded to Keep N.H. CWD-Free
November 9, 2005 -- Officials from N.H. Fish and Game
announced today that two hunters have been cited for illegally importing
whole deer from New York State, a state where Chronic Wasting Disease
(CWD) has been detected.
If You Move It: Historic Greenland Cabin Available
November 8, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department is
offering an historic cabin in Greenland free to an individual or
group willing to move it to a new location and agree to maintain
its historic nature.
Firearms Season for Deer Starts November 9
November 4, 2005 -- November 9 is opening day for regular
firearms deer hunting in New Hampshire, ushering in the season most
hunters look forward to all year.
NH Wildlife Action Plan is Blueprint to Keep Species from Becoming
November 2, 2005 -- Interior Secretary Gale Norton
today announced that wildlife agencies from all 50 states and six
U.S. territories have submitted Wildlife Action Plans for approval
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, establishing a nationwide
blueprint to conserve imperiled species so they don't become threatened
or endangered. This announcement includes the New Hampshire
Wildlife Action Plan, which is now available for viewing
on Fish and Game's web site.
Season to Be Set at Nov. 8 Public Hearing
November 2, 2005 -- The 2006 shrimp season will be set at
a public hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Northern Shrimp Section from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 8,
at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine.
Can I Hunt and Shoot in New Hampshire?
October 31, 2005 -- For those new to hunting or looking for
a new area to explore, help is a mouse click away at the N.H. Fish
and Game website, which has several good resources to help you find
places to hunt and target shoot.
Fish and Game to Close Vehicle Maintenance Facility
October 28, 2005 -- In a cost-cutting move following
an in-depth review and analysis of operations over the last few
months, Executive Director Lee Perry announced his intent today
to close the N.H. Fish and Game Department's vehicle fleet maintenance
facility effective December 8, 2005.
Up for Snowmobile Safety Class
October 27, 2005 -- Winter fun is right around the corner,
and now is the time to get in on free snowmobile education classes
offered across the state. Most classes are offered in November and
December, with a few in early January.
and Game to Hold Biennial Public Hearings
October 27, 2005 -- Offer your input on any aspect of Fish
and Game operations at two upcoming biennial hearings: November
16 at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; or December
12 at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 1 Office at 629B Main
Street in Lancaster.
Moose Hunt a Success
October 26, 2005 -- Despite some wild weather, New Hampshire's
2005 moose season was a success, with preliminary figures showing
that hunters took a total of 408 moose, for a statewide success
rate of 77.6 percent.
for the Hungry
October 25, 2005-- New Hampshire's hunters can help the less
fortunate by sharing their fall harvest with the "Hunt for
the Hungry" program. The N.H. Food Bank is collecting donations
of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than
270 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters statewide.
Biologists in Action at "Salmon Sunday"
October 24, 2005 -- Bring the kids and find out everything
you wanted to know about fish and fisheries at New Hampshire Fish
and Game's annual event, "Salmon Sunday," at Pope Dam
in Melvin Village on November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Hunt Update: Half of Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 20, 2005 -- As of October 19, a total of 295 moose
had been taken in the 2005 New Hampshire moose hunt (211 bulls and
84 cows), meaning 56 percent of hunters holding moose permits had
Blaze Orange Your Fashion Statement
October 20, 2005 -- Whether you're a hunter, hiker or walking
the dog in rural areas, it's a good idea to put on an item of highly
visible blaze orange clothing when you're out enjoying the great
outdoors this time of year.
Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 25% Success
October 17, 2005 -- Rainy, windy weather made for a slow
opening weekend for the 18th annual New Hampshire moose hunt. So
far, a little more than a fourth of the state's moose hunters have
hit their mark. On Saturday and Sunday, a total of 133 moose were
taken by moose hunters statewide.
Ed "Procrastinators Class" -- Oct. 26-30 in Concord
October 14, 2005 -- Would-be hunters: Don't dawdle!
You can still squeeze in a Hunter Education course and get licensed
to hunt this fall in New Hampshire. A Hunter Ed Procrastinators
Class has been scheduled for late October at New Hampshire Fish
and Game's office in Concord.
and Game Commission October Meeting Changed to Holderness
October 14, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will
hold its monthly meeting on October 19 at 1 p.m. at the Owl
Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.
Hearing on Proposed Moose Lottery Application Changes
October 12, 2005 -- N.H. Fish and Game has proposed slight
changes in the regulations for the moose lottery application process
and will hold a public hearing on November 1, at 10 a.m. at N.H.
Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.
Moose Hunt Is Oct. 15 - 23
October 11, 2005 -- For nine days from October 15 to 23,
a lucky 525 permit holders and their hunting partners will have
the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire's 18th
annual moose hunt.
Youth Deer Hunt Weekend Is Oct. 22-23
October 7, 2005 -- Aspiring young deer hunters will have
a shot at success the weekend of October 22-23 in New Hampshire's
special youth deer hunt.
Action Grants Available for Teachers
October 6, 2005 -- Teachers interested in starting wildlife
habitat projects can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant
Program at N.H. Fish and Game for start-up fs mini-grants. The deadline
for submitting proposals is November 15, 2005.
Fun on the Trails, and hikeSafe
October 6, 2005 -- Though it's only October, hikers
may experience winter conditions in the mountains -- high winds
and snow -- even when it is warm and sunny in the valley.
Into New Hampshire's Great Outdoors on WILDLIFE JOURNAL TV Series;
Fourth Season Premieres Thursday, October 6 @ 9 p.m.
October 5, 2005 -- Come face-to-face with wild things;
meet fascinating outdoor experts; and explore New Hampshire's most
remote and pristine places when the award-winning Wildlife Journal
television series kicks off its fourth season Thursday, October
6, 2005 @ 9 p.m.
for Moose -- It Could Save Your Life!
October 5, 2005 -- Wildlife officials from N.H.
Fish and Game remind motorists to take extra care while traveling
Granite State roadways at this time of year, because moose are on
the move looking for mates.
Information Meeting on Gonic and Gonic Sawmill Dams
October 5, 2005 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
and the N.H. Department of Environmental Services will hold a public
meeting on October 13, 2005, at 7:00 pm, in the Gonic Mill Building
at 10 Main Street, Gonic, N.H., to discuss the options considered
in restoring the Cocheco River with a focus on the Gonic and Gonic
Season Opens Saturday,
September 29, 2005 -- With the October 1 start
of the 2005 pheasant hunting season come a handful of changes to
the pheasant stocking program.
Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing
September 23, 2005 -- This fall, N.H. Fish and Game will
stock the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers with big salmon for
anglers to fish for -- about 500 brood stock Atlantic salmon weighing
from 3 to 8 pounds each. Expect some great fishing by the first
week in October, as the fall stocking will take place very soon.
message from NH Fish and Game Director Lee E. Perry
Recent news reports have suggested that the N.H. Fish and Game Department
may soon be asking the Legislature to increase recreational fees
in order to avoid a fiscal crisis. In fact, no decisions have been
made, nor has a formal proposal along these lines been prepared.
This message provides a status report on our efforts to find a way
to fund continued protection and enjoyment of New Hampshire's outdoors
and its diverse wildlife populations.
Hampshire Marine Biologist Doug Grout Honored by ASMFC
September 21, 2005 -- N.H. Fish and Game Marine Biologist
Douglas Grout, a resident of Lee, is among those honored by the
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) as longstanding
contributors to the success of fisheries management.
Sales of Hunting and Fishing Licenses Tops $l Million
September 19, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's
online sales of licenses and permits for 2005 has topped a million
dollars, a first for the Department.
Herring Harvesters Notified of Spawning Closure
September 19, 2005 -- Herring fishermen and dealers should
be aware that herring spawning areas within the jurisdiction of
New Hampshire will be closed from 1:00 a.m. on September 21 through
1:00 a.m. on October 20, 2005.
Group Looks at Reducing Moose-Vehicle Collisions in Franconia Notch
September 16, 2005 -- Motorists heading north out of Franconia
Notch will soon see a new sign alerting them to the dangers of car-moose
collisions. The sign will be unveiled at a press event on September
19 at 1:30 p.m. at Exit 34-C off I-93.
Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
September 16, 2005 -- 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 City of Concord, will be conducting a "prescribed
burn" in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds
the week of September 19.
Waterfowl Weekend Is September 24-25
September 15, 2005 -- New Hampshire's 2005 Youth Waterfowl
Hunting Days will be held statewide on Saturday, September 24;
and Sunday, September 25.
and Game Commission September Meeting Changed to Stratham
September 13, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will
hold its monthly meeting on September 21 at 1 p.m. at N.H. Fish
and Game's new Coastal Conservation Education Center at Sandy Point
Discovery Center in Stratham.
Enthusiasts: Stay Alert to Risk of EEE
September 12, 2005 -- The Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS) and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
are joining forces to remind outdoor enthusiasts such as hunters,
anglers, and hikers about the dangers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
or EEE. Simple precautions can protect people from EEE, which this
year has infected five New Hampshire residents. A woman from Newton
recently died from the disease. 32 birds and 6 horses have tested
positive for the virus this season.
Moose Antler Educational Exhibit Debut
September 8, 2005 -- On September 24, at 10 a.m., the NH
Locked Moose Antler Project, Inc., working in partnership with N.H.
Fish and Game and the Conservation Officers' Relief Association,
will hold an unveiling ceremony for its life-size taxidermy exhibit
depicting two adult moose. The enormous bulls permanently locked
antlers in nearby Gile State Forest two years ago and, unable to
Meeting on Wiswall Dam Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project
September 8, 2005 -- The public will have a chance to learn
about a proposed aquatic ecosystem restoration project to restore
anadromous fish passage and river habitat on the Lamprey River near
Wiswall Dam in Durham at a public information meeting on September
20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Durham Town Hall.
Island Man Carried Out of White Mountains Following Injury
August 30, 2005 -- A White Mountain rescue ended
well for an injured 49-year-old hiker from Rhode Island on Monday,
August 29. In an arduous 11-hour rescue operation, the man, David
W. Pierce of Narragansett, R.I., was carried out on a litter by
some 50 rescuers from the N.H. Fish and Game Department, White Mountain
National Forest, Appalachian Mountain Club, Pemigewassett Valley
Search and Rescue Team and the Upper Valley Wilderness Response
Emergency Closure of Sand Pond Boat Ramp
August 26, 2005 -- The boat ramp at Sand Pond in Marlow (Cheshire
County) will be closed for repairs until further notice.
and Game Seeks Conservation Officer Trainees
August 25, 2005 -- Thought about becoming a Fish and Game
Conservation Officer? Fish and Game is establishing a new register
of names to be used for staffing current and future CO Trainee vacancies.
Closing date: September 23, 2005.
N.H. Hunting Digest Is Out
August 24, 2005 -- The 2005-2006 N.H. Hunting Digest
is hot off the press and available online at New Hampshire Fish
and Game offices and license agents statewide; or call (603) 271-3214
to order a copy.
Hunters Needed for Survey; Chance to Win a Rifle
August 23, 2005 -- Small game hunters in New Hampshire have
extra incentive to fill out Fish and Game's annual survey. When
they send in their small game survey form, hunters will be entered
into a raffle for a hunting rifle donated by Sturm Ruger.
Available for River Restoration, Wetland and Shoreland Protection
August 22, 2005 -- Grants for projects involving river restoration;
wetland protection, restoration and enhancement; and shoreland protection
are available from the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement
Fund. Application deadlines: September 30 for concept papers and
November 30 for full applications.
for "Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteers Starts Sept. 22
August 22, 2005 -- Free training to become a "Wonders
of Wildlife" (WOW) volunteer educator for N.H. Fish and Game
is coming up soon. If you enjoy wildlife, like kids, and have time
to volunteer during the day, sign up for a three-month training
course for new WOW volunteers beginning September 22.
Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set
August 15, 2005 -- N.H. Fish and Game has announced 2005
hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game
birds, with no major changes from last year. Details of the 2005
seasons for these birds are listed.
Shorebirds Killed by Feral Cats
August 11, 2005 -- Two endangered piping plover chicks orphaned
in Hampton Beach were released this week at Scarborough Beach, Maine.
The chicks were orphaned when their parents and another chick were
killed by feral cats.
Pulls in Piranha-like Fish in Hudson
August 8, 2005 -- After a piranha-like fish was caught in
Tate Pond in Hudson Sunday night, N.H. Fish and Game has issued
a reminder that it is illegal to release aquarium fish into the
Season Hearing Set for August 17
August 8, 2005 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing
on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2005 waterfowl hunting
season on August 17, 2005, at 6:30 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters
House on Winnisquam Public Access Site -- August 20
August 4, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
will host an "Open House" on Saturday, August 20, 2005,
from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Opechee Park Clubhouse in Laconia, giving
the public a chance to learn about and offer their input on a proposed
public boat access facility on Lake Winnisquam.
SCHEDULE for Fish and Game Tour with Executive Councilor Burton
August 3, 2005 -- News reporters and outdoor writers are
invited to join Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and Fish and
Game Executive Director Lee Perry on August 4 for a tour
of facilities and projects in northern New Hampshire.
Training Offered for "Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteers
July 29, 2005 -- 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 three-month
training course begins September 22.
Teen Carried Out of White Mountains Following Injury
July 27, 2005 -- A Massachusetts teenager was carried
out of her group's camping site off the Zealand Trail in New Hampshire's
White Mountains early this morning, July 27, after accidentally
spilling boiling water on her feet last night.
Hearing Set for Falconry, Camel Rule Changes
July 26, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will
hold a public hearing to discuss proposed rule changes regarding
falconry and camels on August 5 at 10 a.m. at N.H. Fish and Game
headquarters in Concord.
Boating/Angling Access Site Closed August 5 - 7
July 25, 2005 -- Boaters and anglers should note that N.H.
Fish and Game 's public access site on the Suncook River in Pittsfield
will be closed for public safety reasons (related to the flight
path of hot air balloons) on August 5, 6 and 7.
Set for Fall Hunting in New Hampshire
July 25, 2005 -- Though summer heat is sizzling, many
of New Hampshire's hunting seasons have been set, and it's none
too soon to start planning for hunting trips in the brisk days of
autumn. N.H.'s 2005 hunting seasons at a glance.
Landing Topic of Public Water Access Hearing
July 22, 2005 -- The Public Water Access Advisory Board (PWAAB)
will hold a public input meeting about proposed changes to the Harilla's
Landing Public Boat Access site on Friday, August 5, 2005, at 1:30
p.m. at Harilla's Landing Yacht Club.
Salmonella in N.H. Wild Turkey Droppings
July 20, 2005 -- A total of 417 wild turkey droppings collected
on New Hampshire dairy farms during the winter of 2005 have all
tested negative for salmonella. That's good news for wildlife managers
and farmers in New Hampshire.
York Teen Lost in White Mountains Is Found
July 15, 2005 -- A teenage conservation worker separated
from his group while hiking in the White Mountains made his way
back to camp and is fine. Search teams from the U.S. Forest Service
and N.H. Fish and Game had been mobilized.
Fish and Game Commission: No July Monthly Meeting
July 6, 2005 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will not
hold a July monthly meeting. The next meeting of the Commission
will be August 17, 2005.
Up for Hunter Education
July 5, 2005 -- With fall hunting seasons not far
off, this is prime time to get in a hunter education class. If you're
looking to purchase your first hunting license in New Hampshire,
you are required to complete a hunter education course before you
Get the Lead Out
July 5, 2005 -- For the sake of the loons -- and because
it's the law -- N.H. Fish and Game advises anglers to safely dispose
of their lead sinkers and jigs and replace them with non-lead alternatives.
As of 2005, the use of certain lead sinkers and jigs is prohibited
on all fresh waters in New Hampshire.
M Special Deer Permits Available Online July 1
July 1, 2005 -- Hunters who want the chance to take one
additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M during
the fall hunting season can buy their permit online from N.H. Fish
and Game starting July 1.
Wasting Disease Not Detected in New Hampshire's Deer
July 1, 2005 -- New Hampshire's deer population shows no
evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), based on monitoring data
gathered during the 2004 hunting season.
Rule for Purchasing 2005 Special Archery Deer Permits
June 30, 2005 -- Hunters who want to buy a 2005 special archery
deer permit, valid for taking one additional antlered deer using
bow and arrow during the archery deer season, must purchase the
permit at the same time they buy their archery license.
Help STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS
June 30, 2005 -- If you enjoy boating in New Hampshire, N.H.
Fish and Game urges you to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic
plants and animals by checking your equipment for milfoil and other
nuisance species before you launch.
Wildlife 2005 Campaign Nears End
June 22, 2005 -- Wildlife boosters have one week
left to "join the flock" and contribute to the 2005 Nongame
and Endangered Wildlife Program annual fund campaign, which must
bring in $50,000 in donations each year to match a challenge grant
from the State legislature.
to Saltwater Fly-fish
June 22, 2005 -- Learn to fly-fish for striped bass at a
free intermediate saltwater fly-fishing class the weekend of July
23 -24 in Portsmouth, presented by N.H. Fish and Game and N.H. Division
of Forest and Lands Urban Forestry Center.
Hunt Permit Winners Announced
June 17, 2005 -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store
for 525 people who will be offered permits to hunt moose in New
Hampshire this October. They were the lucky winners in N.H. Fish
and Game's annual moose permit lottery drawing held today.
"On the Loose" -- Drivers Beware!
June 16, 2005 -- It's nearly summer and, as is
always the case at this time of year, increased reports of moose
sightings and moose collisions in New Hampshire have prompted wildlife
officials from Fish and Game to warn motorists to take extra care
while traveling Granite State roadways.
to Help? Leave Fawns Alone
June 15, 2005 -- With springtime wildlife young now on the
scene, remember that you should NOT pick up any animals you may
find, especially fawns (newborn deer).
Pond Boat Ramp in Marlow Closed June 22-July 15, 2005
June 14, 2005 -- Boaters in southwestern N.H. should note
that the boat ramp at Sand Pond in Marlow will be closed for repairs
from June 22 through July 15.
and Pond Depth Maps Now Available at Fish and Game Website
New Hampshire's anglers can now access more than 130 lake depth
("bathymetry") maps at N.H. Fish and Game's website.
for Fall "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop
June 1, 2005 -- Women interested in learning outdoor skills
can sign up for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop
offered by N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Wildlife Federation.
Registration is June 6 through July 8, 2005. Visit www.nhbow.com
or call (603) 271-3212 to request an application.
Open for Summer Teacher Institute
May 31, 2005 -- Teachers of grades K-8 and curriculum coordinators
can sign up for a 5-day professional development workshop using
the new proposed science frameworks, from August 15-19, at Barry
Conservation Camp in Berlin, NH.
Turtles a Brake
May 27, 2005 -- New Hampshire motorists should be on the
alert for turtles crossing roads in search of warm sandy areas to
lay their eggs. Please brake for them, because the loss of just
a few individuals can wipe out a local turtle population.
the "Buzz": Weekly fishing reports to air on WNDS-TV
May 27, 2005 -- On June 1, WNDS-TV Channel 50 (Derry)
will launch "The Fishing Buzz," a brand-new 60-second
weekly fishing report produced by N.H. Fish and Game in partnership
Open for Watershed Ecology Institute
May 25, 2005 -- Science teachers, conservation commission
members and environmental educators interested in exploring watershed
ecology can sign up for a ten-day course offered July 25-29 and
August 1-5 at Bow High School.
Moose Hunt Lottery Deadline -- Friday May 27
May 23, 2005 -- Would-be moose hunters: Friday,
May 27, is the deadline to apply for the 2005 New Hampshire Moose
Hunt Lottery. Enter to win one of 525 NH moose hunting permits (click
here to apply online), or pick up an application from any license
agent. There is a nonrefundable $10 application fee.
and Game Conservation Officers Recognized
May 20, 2005 -- Two Conservation Officers from N.H. Fish
and Game have received international and regional awards for outstanding
performance: Lt. Jonas Todd Bogardus, of Littleton, and CO Mark
T. Hensel, of Sanbornville.
Starts Strong for Karner Blue Butterflies
May 20, 2005 -- Though it's still more commonly
seen in children's drawings than in the wild, the federally endangered
Karner blue butterfly is making a comeback in Concord.
Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
May 20, 2005 -- 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 City of Concord, will be conducting a
"prescribed burn" in areas on and near Concord Municipal
Airport grounds. The prescribed burn is likely to take place the
week of May 23, 2005.
Protect Piping Plovers on N.H. Seacoast
May 19, 2005 -- Residents and visitors are being urged to
help protect the state-endangered and federally threatened piping
plovers nesting on New Hampshire's seacoast. To protect the birds,
Fish and Game has set up fencing along the beaches and posted signs
near piping plover breeding areas. Find out how you can help.
the North Country at Weekend Workshop
May 19, 2005 -- Get an introduction to fly-fishing in New
Hampshire's scenic North Country at a free weekend workshop June
10-12, 2005, at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin. Pre-registration
Coast Shellfishing Closed Because of "Red Tide"
May 19, 2005 -- To protect the public from the
possible consumption of contaminated shellfish, officials from theN.H.
Department of Environmental Services and the N.H. Fish and Game
Department have closed the Atlantic coastline to the taking of shellfish
until further notice. The closure was made because of elevated levels
of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning or PSP, commonly known as "red
Hiker Airlifted from Mt. Monadnock following Medical Emergency
May 4, 2005 -- On May 3, Fish and Game was notified
of an unconscious 17-year-old girl with a school group on Mt. Monadnock
in Jaffrey. Jaffrey Fire and Rescue responded, and the girl was
airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Artist to Appear at Brood Stock Fly-Fishing Expo
May 3, 2005 -- Noted salmon artist Arthur Taylor of Lincoln,
Maine, will display his salmon-fishing artwork at Fish and Game's
Brood Stock Salmon Fishing Expo on Saturday, May 7. Taylor will
be present only at the morning session. The free expo runs from
8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.
Strafford Man Located
May 2, 2005 -- Searchers from Fish and Game and the Strafford
Police Department located a missing Strafford man near Blue Job
Mountain at 2 a.m. on May 2.
Young Massachusetts Hiker Found on Mt. Monadnock
April 29, 2005 -- A 13-year-old boy from Wilmington,
Mass., lost after being separated from a school group hiking on
Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., on April 28, was successfully rescued
after a three-hour search of the mountain by New Hampshire Fish
and Game Conservation Officers.
26, 2005 - Fish
and Game Commission - Notice to Parties - In the Matter of
License Revocation of Steven R. Laro
April 22, 2005 - Four snowmobilers apprehended for illegal
"skimming" over open water pled guilty and were fined
in Southern Carroll County District Court on April 18.
Conclusion of Hearing, Laro's Hunting License Revoked for Minimum
of 10 Years
April 21, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission
has voted to revoke the hunting license of Steven R. Laro for a
minimum of 10 years.
Derry Artist Earns Top State Honors in Junior Duck Stamp Contest
April 21, 2005 -- Elizabeth Beaudoin, age 18, of Derry, has
won top honors among young New Hampshire artists in the 2005 Federal
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.
& Game Wants Your Help Setting Big Game Population Goals
April 18, 2005 -- Two open house sessions coming up with
N.H. Fish and Game give you a chance to weigh in on big game population
targets for the next ten years. The sessions are April 26 in
Concord and April 28 in Lancaster.
in Hunting License-revocation Hearing
April 13, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game
Commission has issued a continuance in the license-revocation hearing
of Steven R. Laro, which began at 10:00 on April 13, 2005. The hearing
will resume on April 21, 2005, at 8:00 a.m., at New Hampshire Fish
and Game Department headquarters in Concord.
Outlook for New Hampshire Turkey Hunt
April 13, 2005 -- Things look good for a successful 2005
spring gobbler season, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game
Turkey Project Biologist Ted Walski. The state's turkey hunting
season runs from Tuesday, May 3, through May 31, with a youth
weekend just prior, set for April 30-May 1, 2005.
Jones Pond Will Not Be Stocked in 2005
April 13, 2005 -- Jones Pond, in Middleton, located within
the Jones Brook Wildlife Management Area, will not be stocked with
trout during the 2005 season because of serious structural integrity
issues with the pond's earthen outlet dam.
Massachusetts Hiker Rescued in White Mountains
April 12, 2005 -- Tired and cold, but unharmed, missing hiker
John Jackson, of Carlisle, Mass., was found on the Dry River Trail
in the Crawford Notch area of the White Mountains by a team of Fish
and Game Conservation Officers today.
Up on Big Game Management Goals
April 11, 2005 -- Share your views on regional big game population
levels. Fish and Game seeks public input on proposed 10-year population
goals for deer, bear, moose and turkey at open-house meetings April
26 in Concord; and April 28 in Lancaster.
Fishways Partnership: Celebrating 10 Years of the Magic of the Merrimack
April 8, 2005 -- If the Merrimack River is the
life force of Manchester, the Amoskeag Fishways, an award-winning
environmental education center, has been its beating heart since
ADVISORY: Amoskeag Fishways Partnership; 10th Anniversary Event,
April 8 in Manchester
April 4, 2005 -- Members of the media are invited to attend
an event on April 8 in Manchester to celebrate the success and achievements
of the Amoskeag Fishways Partnership, an innovative private/public
effort to provide environmental education in New Hampshire.
for Frogs, Salamanders on the Move on Rainy Nights
April 4, 2005 -- Keep an eye out for amphibians in the coming
weeks, especially on warm, rainy nights. Spotted salamanders, spring
peepers, wood frogs and toads will be hopping and sliding across
New Hampshire roadways on the first warm wet nights, heading to
mate and lay their eggs in vernal pools and other wetlands.
Fishing Starts for Lake Trout, Salmon
March 30, 2005 -- Enthusiastic anglers may want to start
their weekend early, as Friday, April 1, is the beginning of the
open-water fishing season on landlocked salmon/lake trout managed
lakes in New Hampshire.
Fish Stocking Information Coming Soon to Web
March 29, 2005 -- Fishing fanatics take note: beginning
in mid-April, anglers will be able to get timely information on
this spring's fish stocking season at New Hampshire Fish and Game's
website. Streams, ponds and lakes that were stocked during the previous
week will be listed.
March 22, 2005 -- An investigation of a recent snowmobiling
incident by New Hampshire Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division
has led to the arrest of Michael Gilcreast, age 31, and Shawn Landers,
age 33, both of Londonderry, N.H.
Fisheries Hearing April 5
March 18, 2005 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game will hold a
public hearing on proposed changes to winter flounder and lobster
regulations, as well as a proposed herring fishery weekend closure,
on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry
Center in Portsmouth.
England Marine Fishing Regulations Upheld
March 15, 2005 -- The U.S. District Court for the District
of Columbia ruled on March 9 against a broad-based legal action
and upheld large sections of New England's recently enacted fishing
regulations designed to protect stocks from over-fishing while still
meeting commercial fishermen's needs.
and Game License-revocation Hearing Postponed
March 15, 2005 -- At a pre-hearing conference held
today, March 15, 2005, the decision was made to postpone the license-revocation
hearing of Steven R. Laro originally scheduled for March 16, 2005,
at the request of Laro's attorney.
Beauchesne of Fish & Game Lands Silver Trout Award
March 3, 2005 -- Mark Beauchesne, Coordinator of the New Hampshire
Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program, was recognized
recently with the Silver Trout Award from the Basil W. Woods Jr.
Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Fish and Game Commission Meetings Set; Note April Date Change
March 2, 2005 -- The Fish and Game Commission will hold its
monthly meeting on March 16, at 1 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters
in Concord. Please note that the following meeting, on April
27, deviates from the routine schedule.
Water Access Advisory Board to Meet March 7
March 2, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Public Water Access Advisory
Board (PWAAB) will meet on Monday, March 7, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.,
at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters on Hazen
Drive in Concord.
Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Entries Sought
February 28, 2005 -- Young New Hampshire artists are invited
to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to
the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest by April 1, 2005.
Hunter Education Center Hosts Volunteer Fair March 12-13
February 25, 2005 -- Get involved as a volunteer at Fish
and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness at a
volunteer open house set for March 12 and 13, 2005, from 1 to 3
p.m. each day. Pass on the outdoor tradition!
Established to Protect Merrimack River Bald Eagle Habitat
February 23, 2005 -- A new fund to help conserve bald eagle
habitat along the Merrimack River is being established through a
joint effort involving the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, New
Hampshire Fish and Game, New Hampshire Audubon and the office of
Senator John Sununu.
Event: Fund Established to Protect Merrimack River Bald Eagle Habitat
February 18, 2005 -- Members of the media are invited to
attend an event announcing a new fund to help conserve bald eagle
habitat along the Merrimack River on Wednesday, February 23,
2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Public Service of New Hampshire's Energy
Park at 780 North Commercial Street in Manchester.
Conway Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident
February 3, 2005 -- A North Conway man was seriously injured
in a snowmobile accident in Freedom, N.H., on February 2. Allen
E. Rowe, age 53, of North Conway, was found lying unconscious on
a snowmobile trail near Ossipee Lake Road.
Fatalities in Pittsburg, N.H., Snowmobile Incident
January 31, 2005 -- A man and a woman, both from Massachusetts,
were killed as a result of a snowmobile incident that occurred on
First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, on Saturday
night, January 29.
Snowmobile Fatalities in N.H. Over Weekend; Riders Urged to Use
January 10, 2005 -- Two Massachusetts men lost their lives in
separate snowmobile incidents in New Hampshire recently.
DUI Now a Criminal Offense
January 10, 2005 -- Operating a snowmobile while under the
influence of alcohol (DUI) is a criminal offense under a new law
in effect as of January of this year.
and Game's Annual Online Sales Top Three-quarters of a Million Dollars
January 7, 2005 -- Fish and Game's online sales of licenses
and permits for 2004 topped three-quarters of a million dollars,
a first for the Department and evidence that hunters and anglers
are taking to the convenience of online purchasing.
N.H. Candidates for Fishery Management Council
January 7, 2005 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's
Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates' interview night
for several upcoming vacancies on the New England Fishery Management
Council on February 1, 2005, at 7 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center
Moose Hunt Tally
December 30, 2004 -- Wildlife biologists from the New Hampshire
Fish and Game Department report that a total of 388 moose were taken
in the 2004 moose hunt. The statewide success rate of 74% was similar
to last year's success rate of 75%.
Training Offered for "Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteers
December 23, 2004 -- If you enjoy wildlife and kids, have
volunteer time during the day, and live in the western part of the
state, an upcoming training course offers a chance to become a Wonders
of Wildlife (WOW) educator for Fish and Game.
December 21, 2004 -- The young female deer that was routinely
being fed by residents of a neighborhood on Manchester's West Side
was captured by Fish and Game staff today near Route I-93 and transported
to a rehabilitation facility.
Hearing Set on Proposed Marine Rules
December 21, 2004 -- A public hearing on proposals amending
various marine rules affecting commercial fishermen will be held
January 4, 2005, at 7 pm at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.
Ban on Lead Fishing Tackle Takes Effect January 1
December 20, 2004 -- Under a new law, the use of certain
sizes of lead sinkers and jigs is banned on all fresh waters in
New Hampshire as of January 1, 2005.
December 20, 2004 -- As of January 1, 2005, the dangerous
practice of operating snowmobiles on open water, also known as skimming,
is illegal in New Hampshire.
2004 New Hampshire Deer Kill Tops 10,000
December 17, 2004 -- As of December 16, New Hampshire hunters
had registered an estimated total of 10,080 deer during the 2004
hunting season, a 7 percent increase over last year. The firearms
season for deer ended December 5, and the deer archery season ended
Deer Harms Their Health
December 17, 2004 -- Good Samaritans who think they're helping
deer by putting out feed in the winter may actually be endangering
the health of the herd, says New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
wildlife biologist Kent Gustafson.
Fish and Game Contributes to "Hunt for the Hungry"
November 29, 2004 -- Today Fish and Game's Law Enforcement
Division donated over 1,000 pounds of moose and deer meat to the
New Hampshire Food Bank's "Hunt For The Hungry" program.
The donation consists of illegally shot animals seized by Conservation
Officers in the North Country.
Talk: Many Differences between Wild and Domestic Birds
November 18, 2004 -- Hunters can bring home a wild turkey
for Thanksgiving dinner in New Hampshire today because the birds
have made a real comeback in the state. Wild turkeys had completely
disappeared in New Hampshire by the mid-1800s; today there are 25,000
in the state. Can you tell a wild turkey from its domestic cousin?
Presents Annual Awards of Excellence to Herb Drake & Artie Odlin
November 15, 2004 -- Captain Herb Drake and Mr. Artie Odlin,
two prominent New England fishing industry leaders and conservation
advocates, were presented the Commission's Annual Award of Excellence
at the ASMFC's Annual Meeting in New Castle, New Hampshire.
Fall Search-and-Rescue Season in New Hampshire's Mountains
November 9, 2004 -- Ask a New Hampshire search-and-rescue
volunteer how the fall has been, and the answer for most is: "uneventful."
Season for Deer Starts November 10 in New Hampshire
November 8, 2004 -- November 10 is opening day for New Hampshire's
rifle deer hunting season, which continues through December 5.
Littleton Woman Rescued
November 8, 2004 -- Searchers have found 67-year-old Marcia
Ellingwood, the Littleton woman missing since the morning of November
7. She was located within a mile of her home by Nancy Lyons of New
England Canine Search and Rescue.
Can I Hunt in N.H.? Resources Include New Online WMA Guide
November 1, 2004 -- Longtime hunters have special -- often
secret -- places where they go year after year to try and tag a
deer. For those new to hunting, or those whose secret place just
became a parking lot, the challenge is deciding where to go. The
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website at www.wildlife.state.nh.us
has resources to assist hunters in determining where they should
do their scouting and hunting.
Into New Hampshire's Great Outdoors on WILDLIFE JOURNAL TV: Third
Season Premieres Thursday, Nov. 4 @ 9 p.m.
October 29, 2004 -- Get ready to experience the wildlife, people
and places of wild New Hampshire when the third season of Wildlife
Journal premieres Thursday, November 4 at 9 p.m. on New Hampshire
Public Television. The award-winning series is co-produced by NHPTV
and N.H. Fish and Game. Schedule and program descriptions: www.wildlifejournal.tv.
New Era for Red Sox -- and Wildlife
October 28, 2004 -- As Boston Red Sox fans rejoice in the
amazing 2004 team's historic World Series win, so fans of wildlife
can celebrate the dramatic restoration of many wildlife species
in New Hampshire since the last such victory in 1918. Wildlife have
come a long way since the days of The Babe, when populations of
species including moose, bear and beaver were painfully low or nonexistent
in the Granite State.
Goethel of Hampton Wins National Fisherman's "Highliners"
October 26, 2004 -- Commercial fisherman David Goethel of
Hampton, N.H. was recently awarded one of three national "Highliners"
awards for his active involvement in cooperative efforts to research
and manage marine fisheries resources. The award was given by National
Fisherman magazine, a publication about the life and business
of professional fishing.
License Sales and Hunting Info on the Web
October 19, 2004 -- Hunters: If you've held a New Hampshire
hunting license in the last three years, you can purchase and print
your 2004 license on your home computer at N.H. Fish and Game's
website; drink your morning coffee; and still be in your tree stand
TO MEDIA: Correction to Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Press Release
October 18, 2004 -- There was an error in the press release
issued 10/18/04 regarding the N.H. moose hunt opening weekend results.
In the earlier version, the ending date for the N.H. moose hunt
was incorrectly reported. The moose season ends on Sunday, October
24, NOT on October 27, as previously stated.
Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 31% Success
October 18, 2004 -- With opening weekend of the 17th annual
New Hampshire moose hunt complete, 31% of moose hunters have hit
New Areas Closed to Cottontail Rabbit Hunting In 2004
September 21, 2004 -- Two new areas in New Hampshire are
closed this year to the hunting of cottontail rabbits to help protect
the state's remnant New England cottontail populations.
of Fish and Game Hunter Education Center in Holderness
September 20, 2004 -- Members of the media are invited
to attend the dedication of the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
in Holderness on Saturday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. The speaking
program starts at 1:15 p.m., followed by a tour of the grounds and
shooting range demonstrations.
Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Features Work of Young N.H. Artist
September 3, 2004 -- The 2004 New Hampshire Migratory Waterfowl
stamp, commonly known as the "duck stamp," is now available,
featuring the artwork of New Hampshire's top winner in the 2004
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest. Includes
prices and ordering information.
Blues Gaining Foothold in Concord Pine Barrens
August 30, 2004 -- New Hampshire's official state butterfly
-- the Karner blue -- is making a comeback. This summer, wildlife
biologists from N.H. Fish and Game released more than a thousand
captive-reared Karner blue butterflies into pine barrens in the
Heights in Concord, where they are now reproducing successfully
in the wild, and where many people have been hard at work to restore
the federally endangered butterfly to its rare and special habitat.
Man Convicted in Shooting of Backyard Bear
August 18, 2004 -- Shelburne resident Jocelyn Labonville
was convicted August 17 in Gorham District Court of a Class B misdemeanor
for the out-of-season shooting of a black bear in his backyard in
Journal TV Series Wins Three National Awards
August 18, 2004 -- Wildlife Journal, the television
series co-produced by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
and New Hampshire Public Television, has recently been recognized
for excellence by three national organizations.
and Game Commissioner Hatch Honored as Conservation Leader
August 16, 2004 -- Longtime Fish and Game Commissioner Ellis
Hatch Jr., of Rochester, has been presented with the N.H.Fish and
Game Commission Award of Excellence in recognition of a lifetime
of dedicated service to the conservation of New Hampshire fish and
Massachusetts Camper Dies During Hike in Sandwich Range
August 4, 2004 -- On August 3, 13-year-old Antonio Hansell
of Dorchester, Massachusetts died during a traverse of the Sandwich
Mountain Range, which is located in Holderness and Sandwich, New
and Game Reorganization Finalized; Small Changes Expected to Yield
August 2, 2004 -- Lee Perry, executive director of the N.H.
Fish and Game Department, announced July 29 that steps have been
taken with approval from the Governor & Executive Council and
Department of Personnel to reorganize a portion of the Department
to improve the effectiveness of programs.
and Game Sets the Record Straight on Audit Findings
July 29, 2004 -- Lee Perry, executive director of the New
Hampshire Fish and Game Department, wants to set the record straight
regarding recent state audit findings.
Osprey" Partnership Celebrates Successes
July 29, 2004 -- Staff and volunteers of "Project Osprey,"
a unique public/private partnership aimed at restoring to New Hampshire
a once-endangered species, gathered yesterday to mark the successful
culmination of their five-year effort.
Arrested in Berlin Hatchery Trophy Fish Theft
July 23, 2004 -- On July 22, 2004, N.H. Fish and Game Law
Enforcement completed an investigation of the theft of trophy "show
pool" fish from the Berlin Fish Hatchery. As a result of this
investigation, four men were arrested yesterday for two Class A
misdemeanors each -- criminal trespass and theft by unauthorized
Shorebirds Fledging on N.H. Seacoast
July 21, 2004 -- Piping plovers are keeping a toehold on
New Hampshire's seacoast this year, with one chick already fledged
from a nest on Seabrook Town Beach and three more chicks expected
to fledge (begin to fly) from a nest on Hampton Beach State Park
Water Access Advisory Board Supports Wild Goose Access Site; Fish
and Game to Develop Sunapee Lake Facility
July 15, 2004 -- The Public Water Access Advisory Board voted
July 12 to recommend that the Fish and Game Department move ahead
with plans to develop property in Newbury, long under consideration
for an access site to Lake Sunapee.
Damage New Pittsfield Boat Ramp
July 2, 2004 -- A new boat ramp
installed by Fish and Game in Pittsfield last fall has been damaged
by graffiti, slashes in the wooden retaining wall and uprooting
of shrubbery planted to stabilize the shorebank. Fish and Game urges
residents to keep an eye out for vandals and to notify police or
Operation Game Thief.
11 Ceremony in Berlin to Dedicate New Barry Camp Dining Hall
June 29, 2004 -- Correspondents covering North Country news
are invited to attend the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's
formal dedication of the new dining hall at Barry Conservation Camp
at the Berlin Fish Hatchery on Sunday, July 11.
Fish Stocking List for June 14-18, 2004
June 25, 2004 -- Seventy-three locations in New Hampshire
were stocked last week with fish from N.H. Fish and Game hatcheries.
for a list of waterbodies.
M Antlerless Deer Permits Available July 1; Lottery Discontinued
June 25, 2004 -- Starting July 1, hunters who want to try for
a second deer during this fall's hunting season can apply for a
permit from N.H. Fish and Game to take one additional antlerless
deer in WMU M southeast N.H.).
Henniker Dam Breaching Ceremony: 15 Miles of River Re-connected
Members of the media are invited to witness the initial breaching
of the West Henniker Dam in Henniker, N.H., on Tuesday, June 29,
2004, at 10 a.m.
You Can Help STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS!
June 10, 2004 -- If you enjoy boating or paddling on New Hampshire's
waterways, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking
for your help in stopping the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Here's how you can help.
Atlantic Salmon to Be Stocked; Safe for Adults to Eat Small Amounts
of Brood-stock Salmon
May 28, 2004 -- The N.H. Department of Health and
Human Services and N.H. Fish and Game have agreed that the brood-stock
Atlantic salmon raised at the Nashua National Fish Hatchery may
be stocked. Based on new consumption guidelines from DHHS, it is
recommended that New Hampshire anglers limit the amount of brood-stock
salmon they eat.
on Lead Fishing Tackle Strengthened
May 27, 2004 -- A new state law will expand the prohibition
on the use of certain sizes of lead sinkers and jigs to all fresh
waters in New Hampshire as of January 2005, and will ban the sale
of this tackle statewide beginning January 1, 2006.
May 24, 2004 -- The Hiker Responsibility Code provides all
hikers with guidelines for safety in the mountains.
of Drowned Student Recovered
May 21, 2004 -- The body of Kevin Young, age 23, of Loudon,
was recovered by the N.H. Fish and Game Dive Team today at approximately
11:35 a.m. The body was found in water 12 to 14 feet deep at the
base of Livermore Falls on the Pemigewasset River in Campton. Young
was a student at Plymouth State University.
May 7, 2004 - Timothy Coombe, of North Conway, was found
today in Cambridge, where his vehicle had become stuck on the road
to Success Pond. Coombe had been missing since Wednesday, May 5.
He is reported to be in good health, though he has Parkinson's Disease
and did not have his medication with him.
April 29, 2004 -- In order to address public safety concerns,
N.H. Fish and Game officials this morning euthanized a female moose.
The 3-year-old moose appeared to be the same one that has been seen,
chased, talked about and harassed in urban and suburban settings
over the past several days.
to Tangle With a Toothy Terror? Go Pike Fishing
April 22, 2004 -- For anglers who relish a toothy battle
with a large, slick, thrashing game fish, extreme adventure is on
tap right here in the Granite State when you go fishing for northern
Berlin Artist Earns Top State Honors in Junior Duck Stamp Contest
April 21, 2004 - Lindsey Rothe, age 17, of Berlin, has won
a $500 scholarship and top honors among young New Hampshire artists
in the 2004 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.
Missing Swanzey Children Are Found Safe
April 6, 2004 -- Two children who were reported missing after
wandering from their home in Swanzey yesterday afternoon were located
this morning at approximately 8 a.m. in the woods about 3/4 mile
from their residence, according to Capt. Martin Garabedian of the
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Cox Search and Rescue Update
March 30, 2004 -- Under New Hampshire law (RSA 153-A:24),
search and rescue missions are reviewed to determine whether there
was recklessness involved. If such a determination is made, the
person rescued may be held liable and be billed to cover the cost
of the rescue. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will not
request reimbursement of expenses associated with the rescue of
River Restoration Feasibility Study to Be Presented
March 24, 2004 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department and the
N.H. Coastal Program will hold a public presentation on Monday,
April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Greenland Town Hall to summarize the
findings of the Final Draft Feasibility Study regarding the analysis
of restoration options for the Winnicut River in Greenland, N.H.,
and to provide a forum for questions and public comments.
Hiker Pronounced Dead
March 23, 2004 -- N.H. Fish and Game has received word from
Littleton Hospital that Brenda Cox, of Andover, Massachusetts, has
been pronounced dead. Family members have been notified.
Hikers Evacuated From Mt. Lafayette
March 23, 2004 -- A search and rescue effort in the White
Mountains is nearing its conclusion for a couple from Andover, Massachusetts.
Russell Cox was evacuated by helicopter from Mt. Lafayette this
morning at around 10:00; rescue personnel said he was able to walk
to a waiting ambulance and is now being treated for hypothermia
at a local hospital.
Man Indicted in Corbin Park Hunting-related Shooting
March 15, 2004 -- On March 11, a Sullivan County Grand Jury
indicted Steven Laro of Concord, N.H., on charges of negligent homicide,
reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and felonious use of a firearm
in the fatal hunting-related shooting of Robert Proulx in Corbin
Park in Croydon, N.H., last January.
Hikers Rescued in White Mountains; Body of Third Being Recovered
March 8, 2004 -- On March 7, two winter hiker/skiers were rescued
near Mount Washington in the White Mountains, and a third hiker
in the party died in a fall. The victim was Rob A. Douglas, 39,
of Vershire, Vermont.
January 30, 2004 -- The hiker whose body was recovered yesterday
from Huntington Ravine on the east side of Mt. Washington has been
identified as Jason Gaumond, 28, of Southbridge, Massachusetts.
of Hiker Recovered at Huntington Ravine
January 29, 2004 -- Following a search effort initiated on
Wednesday, Jan. 28, the body of a male hiker was recovered this
afternoon from the base of Yale Gully in Huntington Ravine.
Plead Guilty to Wildlife Crimes
January 21, 2004 -- On January 20, two New Hampshire men
pled guilty to an assortment of wildlife crime charges at Northern
Carroll District Court. John W. Hart of Conway was charged with
more than 20 crimes; Dennis Hill, also of Conway, had three charges.
January 16, 2004 -- The winter backpacker whose body was
recovered yesterday in the White Mountains has been identified as
Kenneth Holmes, 37, of Athol, Massachusetts. The Medical Examiner's
Office has determined that the cause of Holmes' death was "hypothermia
due to environmental exposure."
N.H. Candidates for Fishery Management Council
January 16, 2004 - New Hampshire Fish and Game is seeking
candidates to fill three upcoming vacancies on the New England Fishery
Management Council. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division will
host a candidates' interview night on February 3 at 7 p.m. at the
Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Interested candidates should
contact John Nelson, Chief of Marine Fisheries, at (603) 868-1095.
of Backpacker Recovered in White Mountains
January 15, 2004 -- The body of a winter backpacker was recovered
this afternoon in the area of South Twin Mountain and the Twinway
Trail in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. The victim's
identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.
January 5, 2004 --
regarding Saturday's fatal hunting-related incident at Corbin Park
Fatality at Corbin Park, Croydon, N.H.
January 3, 2004 -- At approximately 9:30 a.m., Saturday,
January 3, a fatal shooting incident occurred at Corbin Park, a
private shooting preserve in the town of Croydon, N.H. The victim
has been identified as Robert H. Proulx, age 58, of Manchester.
Next of kin have been notified. The name of the shooter is not yet
Snowmobile Accidents Are Preventable
January 2, 2004 -- Last winter was the deadliest snowmobile
season in 12 years in northern New England, with a total of 28 snowmobile-related
deaths in ME, VT and NH. Many of these accidents could have been
prevented, according to Maj. Tim Acerno, coordinator of New Hampshire
Fish and Game's Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) Program.
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