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Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered
December 27, 2007- The New Hampshire Wildlife Control Operators (WCO) training class, usually offered once a year, will take place on January 10, 2008, at Fish and Game headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. 

Get Your 2008 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar
December 27, 2007 -- If you love the outdoors and wildlife, get set for the new year with a 2008 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar.  It's a great way to enjoy New Hampshire wildlife every month of the year. Getting a calendar is easy.  Click here for a print-and-mail order form.

2008 Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 27, 2007 -- Get your 2008 N.H. fishing and hunting licenses today and be ready to enjoy a full year of outdoor adventure.  Good from January 1 through December 31, 2008, licenses can be purchased online at www.nhfishandgame.com or from license agents statewide. 

2007 New Hampshire Deer Harvest Highest in 40 Years
December 26, 2007 -- New Hampshire's estimated 2007 hunter harvest of 13,416 deer was the highest in recent years and, when verified and finalized, will likely result in the highest "official" harvest in forty years (since 1967).

Fish and Game Commission January Meeting Changes
December 26, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold two meetings in January. Both will take place at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord.  The meetings will take place on Monday, January 7, at 9 a.m.; and on Wednesday, January 23, at 1 p.m. Please note that these dates deviate from the Commission's routine schedule.

N.H. Ice Conditions Unpredictable - "Know before You Go"
December 21, 2007 - The deep snow already covering the state may mask unsafe ice conditions, cautions Major Tim Acerno of the N.H. Fish and Game Department.  Outdoor enthusiasts are urged to play it safe and check ice carefully before venturing onto ice-covered waters.

N.H. Fishing Rule Changes for 2008
December 20, 2007 -- As the start of the new year approaches, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department wants anglers to be aware of several administrative rule changes that will take effect in 2008. Changes affect the use of cusk fishing gear and gaffs, as well as rules for certain waterbodies.

Last Call for 2007 Fish and Game Commission Award Nominations
December 19, 2007-
- Time is running out to submit nominations for the 2007 N.H. Fish and Game Commission Awards of Excellence.  Nominations must be postmarked by December 31.  If you know a person or organization that has furthered the N.H. Fish and Game Department's mission and made a difference for the state's fish, wildlife or marine resources and their habitats, recognize their achievements by nominating them. 

Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Opens January 7
December 18, 2007 - Women who want to explore active outdoor interests like ice-fishing or snowshoeing can attend a one-day Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) winter workshop on Saturday, February 23, 2008 (snow date February 24), at N.H. Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Registration opens January 7 and runs through February 8.

Public Hearing on January 2 on Public Information Document for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Shad and River Herring
December 17, 2007 -- People interested in river herring (alewives and blueback herring) and those who fish in N.H. state waters for river herring may be interested in attending a public hearing on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Public Information Document for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan to Shad and River Herring on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.

WILD Gifts for the Hunter, Angler or Wildlife Watcher
December 7, 2007 -- If you're looking for a gift for a hunter, angler or wildlife watcher this holiday season, click here to check out the shop WILD section of the Fish and Game website. Hot items this year are the new Fish and Game logo merchandise, including camo hats, "Property Of" Fish and Game moose tee shirts, "Bugs of N.H." and wildlife tracks tee shirts for kids and computer "moose pads."

Coordinated Search for Missing Hunter Concludes
December 6, 2007 -- A major, five-day search effort for missing hunter Russell Bussiere will come to a close at the end of the day, according to N.H. Fish and Game Chief of Law Enforcement, Colonel Jeff Gray.

Coordinated Search Effort for Missing Hunter Will Continue For One More Day
December 5, 2007, 4:30 p.m. -- Fish and Game's Chief of Law Enforcement, Colonel Jeff Gray, has announced that the search for missing hunter Russell Bussiere will continue on a scaled-down basis early Thursday morning (December 6).  The continued search will rely on specially trained search and rescue teams; additional volunteers are not being requested at this time.

Search Effort for Missing Hunter in Bear Brook State Park Continues
December 5, 2007, 11:45 a.m. -- The search for missing hunter Russell Bussiere has continued since early this morning.   A core group of approximately 100 individuals that are experienced and highly trained in winter operations are participating in today's ground search efforts.  No further volunteers are being requested.

Search for Missing Hunter Ongoing    
December 4, 2007, 5:00 p.m -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department is advising that the search for missing hunter, Russell Bussiere of Hooksett, will continue tomorrow utilizing search personnel trained in cold weather operations. 

No Progress Yet in Search for Lost Hunter
December 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m. -- The search has continued early this morning for lost hunter, Russell H. Bussiere of Hooksett, age 70, who has been missing in Allenstown , N.H., since Sunday.

No Sign of Lost Hunter - Volunteers Needed to Search on December 4
December 3, 2007 -- As daylight faded on Monday, searchers had not found any evidence of lost hunter, Russell H. Bussiere of Hooksett, age 70, who has been missing in Allenstown , N.H., since Sunday.  N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are asking for volunteers to aid in an expanded search effort tomorrow.

Search Continues for Lost Hunter in Allenstown, N.H.
December 3, 2007 --- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are continuing to search for a hunter, Russell H. Bussiere of Hooksett, age 70, , reported missing on Sunday afternoon while hunting in Allenstown. 

MEDIA ADVISORY: 
Ceremonial Bill Signing and Kick-off Event for Hunting Adventure Permits

November 26, 2007 - A ceremonial bill signing will take place on Friday, November 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the State House Executive Council Chambers. Governor John Lynch will sign House Bill 657 and kick off a new program that authorizes the Executive Director of the N.H. Fish and Game Department to issue up to two hunting adventure permits for any species including moose, free of charge, to a nonprofit organization.

MEDIA ADVISORY
Nov. 27 "Leave No Child Inside" Forum Focuses on Children in Nature

November 26, 2007 - Media correspondents are invited to cover a forum exploring what New Hampshire communities can do to help re-connect children and families to the outdoors. The N.H. Leave No Child Inside Forum: A Community Conversation about Connecting Children and Nature takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H.

Catch the Excitement of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Watching in N.H.: New Audio and Streaming Video from N.H. Fish and Game
November 19, 2007
-- Click, watch and discover. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has entered the era of streaming video and downloadable audio. Capture the excitement of fishing, hunting and wildlife watching in New Hampshire at www.wildnh.com/Media.

WILDLIFE JOURNAL Program Premiere Airs Thursday, 11/22 @ 7:30 p.m. on New Hampshire Public Television
November 19, 2007 -- After Thanksgiving dinner this year, relax by watching a brand-new episode of the award-winning Wildlife Journal television series featuring Nashua angler Joe Catalano, shoreline striper fishing, "New Hampshire's Wild and Rare," and Heath Bog Pond on Ossipee Lake.

Nov. 27 "Leave No Child Inside" Forum Focuses on Children in Nature
Richard Louv Leads Public Discussion: Saving NH's Children from Nature Deficit Disorder
What does the future of childhood look like in New Hampshire?  What can communities do to help re-connect children and families to our great outdoors, improving their health and well being in the process?  Parents and caregivers, educators, health professionals, planners, conservationists, businesspeople and others are invited to tackle these questions at the New Hampshire Leave No Child Inside Forum: A Community Conversation about Connecting Children and Nature, Tuesday, November 27, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

Meredith Man Injured in Hunting-related Shooting Incident
November 15, 2007-- A Meredith, N.H., man sustained a self-inflicted wound in a hunting-related shooting incident that occurred before 8 a.m. on Thursday morning  (November 15).  John A. Hurd suffered a non-life-threatening foot injury while deer hunting with his father and nephew in an area of Ahern State Park in Laconia.

Fish and Game Commission Seeks Nominations for Awards of Excellence
November 9, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is looking for nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence program to recognize outstanding achievements in furthering the Department's mission.  Deadline is December 31.

New Great Bay Management Plan Will Guide Reserve Strategy Through 2010
November 8, 2007 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released the revised Management Plan for New Hampshire's Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. 

Opening Day for Firearms Deer Season Is Nov. 14; Youth Weekend Tally
November 7, 2007-- Opening Day for New Hampshire's firearms deer season is November 14.  Many of the state's estimated 60,000 deer hunters will go afield during this season. Preliminary figures indicate that youth hunters took 605 deer during the N.H. Youth Hunt weekend.

Lisbon, N.H., Man Injured in Hunting-related Shooting Incident
November 7, 2007-- A Lisbon, N.H., man sustained a self-inflicted wound in a hunting-related shooting incident late Monday afternoon (November 5).  James White, age 33, of Lisbon suffered a non-life-threatening arm injury as he was attempting to reload his muzzleloader rifle while deer hunting.

Fish and Game Commission November Meeting Change; New Officers
November 5, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold its November monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 28, at 1 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord.  This is a change from the usual schedule.

"Let's Go Fishing" Volunteer Ice Fishing Instructor Training Offered
November 2, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game needs anglers to serve as volunteer ice fishing instructors for the Let's Go Fishing program, which teaches ice fishing to youth and adults.  Two opportunities are coming up for ice fishing instructor certification training -- December 1 and December 8; applications are due by November 21.

Public Hearing/Season-Setting Meeting for Northern Shrimp on November 14
October 31, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing and season-setting meeting for the northern shrimp fishing season on Wednesday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m., at the Portsmouth Public Library.

See Biologists in Action at "Salmon Sunday"  
October 31, 2007 -- Bring the kids and find out everything you wanted to know about New Hampshire's freshwater fish and fisheries at New Hampshire Fish and Game's annual event, "Salmon Sunday," at Pope Dam in Melvin Village on November 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

2007 New Hampshire Moose Hunt a Success
October 30, 2007 -- New Hampshire's 2007 moose season was a success, with preliminary figures showing that hunters took about 479 moose.  With approximately 675 permits issued, this represents a statewide success rate of 71%. 

Sign Up for Snowmobile Safety Class
October 30, 2007-- It's time to sign up for snowmobile education class.  Any person over the age of 12 must have either a valid driver's license or have completed an approved Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Safety Education class taught by Fish and Game-trained volunteer instructors.

2008 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar Available
October 29, 2007 -- Here's a WILD way to get organized for the new year -- pick up a 2008 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, featuring twelve months of striking photography of New Hampshire wildlife and handy season dates for fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors in the Granite State.

Moose Hunt Update: Half of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 25, 2007 -- As of October 24, a total of 377 moose had been taken in the 2007 New Hampshire moose hunt (271 bulls and 106 cows).  That means that more than half (about 56%) of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the state's moose hunt.

N.H. Archery Deer Harvest to Date Is Highest in at Least 9 Years
October 24, 2007-- Early reports from the archery deer season indicate that there are lots of deer in the woods this fall for New Hampshire hunters.  The deer harvest through October 21 was the highest in at least nine years, with most counties showing significant increases, according to Deer Project Leader Kent Gustafson.

Tragic Hiker Death in White Mountains
October 23, 2007 -- The name of a 32-year-old Danish woman who was killed in a tragic accident in the White Mountain National Forest on October 20 has been released.  Stine Rossel had been hiking with her husband Brian Wood, of Somerville, Mass.

Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 28.6% Success
October 22, 2007 -- More than a quarter of New Hampshire's moose hunters were successful during the first two days of the 20th annual New Hampshire moose season, taking a total of 193 moose on the opening weekend of the hunt. 

NH Children in Nature Initiative - Fall Events: Author Richard Louv on NHPR Oct. 22; Leave No Child Inside Forum Nov. 27
October 19, 2007
-- Have you heard of "Nature Deficit Disorder"?  It's not a medical diagnosis, but a widespread disconnect between generations of young people and the outdoors, with potentially dire consequences for our society and the natural world. Learn about a national movement dedicated to encouraging experiences in nature that improve the health and well-being of children and families with two upcoming events.

Hearing Set for Proposed 2008 Turkey Hunting Rules
October 18, 2007-- Those who hunt wild turkeys in New Hampshire should note that the N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in the regulations affecting 2008 turkey hunting on Thursday, November 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

N.H. Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 27-28
October 18, 2007 -- Young deer hunters will have their own opportunity for success on October 27-28, when New Hampshire's youth deer hunt is held.  This special weekend gives young people statewide the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor.

Marine Rule Hearing Set
October 16, 2007 -- Anglers fishing the Salmon Falls River in Rollinsford; those taking haddock commercially; and recreational harvesters of oysters should note that the Marine Fisheries Division will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in the marine fisheries regulations on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

Access Facility at Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, to Close October 29 - November 23, 2007
October 15, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game's boat access facility at Pleasant Lake in Deerfield will be closed from October 29 through November 23, 2007, as the Department completes the second phase of this construction project, the installation of a new boat ramp. 

N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 20 - 28, 2007
October 15, 2007 -- For nine days, from October 20 to 28, 2007, a lucky 675 moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire's 20th annual moose hunt.

Good News for Great Bay Oysters:  Successful 2006 Oysters Continue to Thrive
October 12, 2007 -- Great Bay oysters had a very successful reproductive year in 2006, and continued monitoring suggests that this "year class" of oysters may prove instrumental in rebuilding Great Bay oyster stocks.

Fall Shotgun Turkey Season
October 10, 2007--- New Hampshire's five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 15-19, in select Wildlife Management Units in the Connecticut River Valley and southwest portions of the state.

Fish and Game to Hold Biennial Public Hearings
October 9, 2007--- The public has a chance to offer input on any aspect of N.H. Fish and Game Department operations at two upcoming biennial hearings, the first on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; the second on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 1 Office on Route 3 (629B Main Street) in Lancaster.

Access Facility at Manning Lake, Gilmanton, To Be Closed October 8 - 26, 2007
October 3, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game boat access facility at Manning Lake in Gilmanton will be closed from October 8 through October 26, 2007, as the Department begins reconstruction of the existing boat ramp.

Search Commences for Next Fish and Game Executive Director
October 1, 2007 -- Fish and Game Commission Chairman Glenn Normandeau announced today their search will resume during the first week of October to fill the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Executive Director position. This position was vacated with the retirement of Lee E. Perry in August of 2007.  A search committee has been named; Cheshire County Commissioner Robert Phillipson, Jr. will chair it.

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing
September 28, 2007-- Anglers looking for some challenging catch-and-release sport fishing while they're enjoying the fall foliage should head to the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers to hook the "King of Fish." October and November are prime months for fall Atlantic salmon fishing in New Hampshire.

Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close October 3, 2007
September 28, 2007 -- Commercial fish harvesters are advised that the allowable spiny dogfish quota for the 2007/2008 fishing season (through April 30, 2008) has been reached.  Therefore, the New Hampshire fishery for spiny dogfish will be closed in both state and federal waters effective October 3.

Hunters Can Help N.H. Food Bank Feed the Hungry
September 27, 2007 -- New Hampshire's hunters can help the less fortunate by sharing their fall harvest with the "Hunt for the Hungry" program.  The New Hampshire Food Bank, based in Manchester, is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 350 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide.

Wildlife Action Grants Available for Teachers
September 26, 2007 --- A new round has opened for teachers interested in starting wildlife habitat projects to apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program at the N.H. Fish and Game Department for start-up funds. Grant application deadline: November 30, 2007.

Pheasant Season Opens October 1
September 25, 2007 -- A long-standing fall tradition in New Hampshire, the pheasant hunting season gets underway on October 1.  Around the state, hunters will be afield in pursuit of the flashy, ring-necked upland game birds. 

Public Hearing on Marine Rule Changes to Be Held October 3, 2007
September 25, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, N.H.

New WILDLIFE JOURNAL Episode Airs Thursday on N.H. Public Television
September 25, 2007 - A brand-new episode of the award-winning Wildlife Journal series airs Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m., on New Hampshire Public Television, featuring New Hampshire's shorelines and shorebirds.

Small Game Season Opens October 1
September 25, 2007 -- Much of New Hampshire's small game hunting opens on October 1, except the woodcock season, which opens October 6, 2007. Participants in the Small Game Survey will have a chance to win a hunting rifle.

Three Successful Searches Concluded
September 24, 2007- Three separate search and rescue operations ended successfully on Sunday, keeping N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement officials busy as the weekend came to a close. The incidents involved a missing Walpole Woman, an injured hiker in Franconia Notch, and three boys separated from a church group on a day hike.

Media Invited to Join Councilor Ray Burton for Tour of Fish and Game Facilities
September 24, 2007 -- News media and outdoor writers are invited to join Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and N.H. Fish and Game Department Acting Executive Director Donald S. Clarke on Thursday, September 27, 2007, for a tour of several Fish and Game facilities and projects in his district. 

N.H. Hunting Digest: Your Guide to Hunting in the Granite State
September 24, 2007 -- Crisp fall days signal the start of hunting season in New Hampshire. The best resource for hunting in the Granite State is the 2007-2008 N.H. Hunting Digest, available at www.HuntNH.com.

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
September 19, 2007
-- 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" in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds. The prescribed burn is likely to take place this weekend, Saturday, September 22.

Successful Search for Missing Woman in Wolfeboro
September 18, 2007 -- A 63-year-old woman is recovering from a chilly night in the woods, having been found by rescuers approximately 10 hours after leaving her daughter's home on Beech Pond Road in Wolfeboro. 

Atlantic Herring Harvesters Notified of Spawning Closure
September 18, 2007 -- Herring fishermen 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 12:01 a.m. on October 20, 2007.

Fall Turkeys:  Free Hunting Talk
September 17, 2007 -- If you're planning on hunting to put a holiday turkey on the table, don't miss a free talk on "Wild Turkey Habits and Fall Hunting Tactics" on September 26 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, with N.H. Hunting Guide John Asseng and Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Mark Ellingwood.

Take a Kid Hunting:  Youth Waterfowl Weekend Is September 29-30
September 17, 2007 -- New Hampshire's 2007 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days will be held statewide on September 29-30.  To participate, youths must be 15 years of age or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older.

Additional Days of Closure for Atlantic Herring Take
September 17, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division has announced two additional days of closure to restrictions on the take of Atlantic herring.

Fish and Game Insect Control Policy Puts Human Health First
September 14, 2007 - New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Acting Director Donald S. Clarke today emphasized that safeguarding human health and safety is Fish and Game's top priority when the need arises for insect control on Department lands.

Hunters May not Take Spikehorns in WMU-A
September 14, 2007 --
With the start of New Hampshire's archery deer season on September 15, hunters should note new regulations in Wildlife Management Unit A in the North Country. An antler point restriction is in place in this unit, and the number of days available to hunt deer has been reduced, in an effort to improve the "buck age class structure" in WMU-A.

Search Suspended for Missing Hiker
CONCORD, N.H.
– After three days of intensive search efforts, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has made the difficult decision to suspend search efforts for Kevin Race, the 46-year-old man from Woolwich, Maine...

NH Fish and Game is NOT Considering Controlling Deer Numbers With Contraceptives
September 13, 2007 -- The NH Fish and Game Commission voted on September 12, 2007, to move forward with an initiative to regulate the use of drugs by any person for fertility control or growth stimulation in wildlife. The initiative is intended to prevent the use of wildlife fertility control drugs without a permit from the NH Fish and Game Department.  The Department has no intent to use such drugs nor to permit their use anywhere in New Hampshire.

Maine Hiker Missing on Mount Washington
September 12, 2007 -- Kevin Race of Woolwich, Maine, age 46, was reported overdue from a day hike on Mount Washington on Monday evening (September 10, 2007), according to Lt. Douglas Gralenski of N.H. Fish and Game.

"After the Shot" -- Free Hunting Talk
September 10, 2007 -- Successful game tracking depends on being prepared for any situation.  Join local hunter and Blue Star representative Don Boisvert, as he shares his family knowledge, skills and tools for tracking downed game at a free talk called "After the Shot" on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. at NH Fish and Game on Hazen Drive in Concord.

Outdoors Enthusiasts: Stay Alert to Risk of EEE
September 7, 2007 -- The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and NH Fish and Game are joining forces to remind outdoor enthusiasts such as hunters, anglers and hikers that mosquitoes and ticks don't have to keep you indoors.  While mosquitoes may carry diseases such as West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and ticks may transmit Lyme disease, it's easy to protect yourself and your family.

54th Annual Trappers Rendezvous
August 31, 2007-- On September 14-16, 2007, the New Hampshire Trappers Association will hold its 54th Annual Trappers Rendezvous at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.  Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public.

Bird Dog Basics - Free Hunting Talk at Fish and Game
August 31, 2007- Discover the rewards of upland bird hunting with your best friend at the free talk "Bird Dog Basics" on September 12 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, with David Trahan of On Point Kennel and Wildlife Biologist Julie Robinson.

Fish and Game Commission Schedule Change
August 31, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 9 a.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.  This is a change from the usual schedule.

Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons
August 31, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game has announced 2007 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with few changes from last year. Of note for this fall, the opening date for New Hampshire's woodcock season has been changed to October 6. 

2007-08 N.H. Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
August 31, 2007-- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2007-08 waterfowl hunting season.  The state's waterfowl hunting season remains very similar to last year's, with a 60-day duck season and a six-bird daily limit.

Atlantic Herring Landing Restricted
August 29, 2007-- N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division today announced that effective September 3, commercial fishermen will not be allowed to land Atlantic herring taken from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Injured Hiker Rescued from Mount Jefferson
August 28, 2007 -- An injured hiker was airlifted off Mount Jefferson in New Hampshire's White Mountains this morning.  Quentas Chess, age 53, of Mamaroneck, NY, had been hiking with three companions on the Jefferson Loop Trail when he was injured.

Largemouth Bass Virus Found in Lake Winnipesaukee
August 27, 2007 -- Bass sampled this summer from Lake Winnipesaukee have tested positive for largemouth bass virus (LMBV), with initial testing showing LMBV to be present in a sample of smallmouth bass.

Free Waterfowl Hunting Talk September 5
August 27, 2007
-- Discover how rewarding waterfowling in New Hampshire can be at a free talk called "Ducks 101" on September 5 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Public Meeting on N.H. Waterfowl Season
August 24, 2007 - The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2007 waterfowl hunting season on August 28 at 6:30 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Free Deer Hunting Talk on August 29
August 24, 2007- Get an edge on the deer hunting season by coming to a free talk called "Whitetail Insights," on August 29, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, featuring state record buck holder John Klucky and Deer Biologist Kent Gustafson.

Open House on Eaton Public Access Site
August 23, 2007 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game will host an "Open House" on Thursday, August 30, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Eaton Town Hall regarding a proposed public boat access project on Purity Lake in Eaton.

Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop
August 22, 2007 -- Time is running out to sign up for the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop offered September 28 - 30, 2007, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H.

Free Evening Hunting Talks at N.H. Fish and Game August 29 - September 26
August 20, 2007 -- Get the inside scoop on hunting from N.H. Fish and Game staff and local hunting experts at a series of free Wednesday evening talks from August 29 through September 26 at New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Free Waterfowl Hunting Seminar August 25 in Holderness
August 17, 2007 -- Get an introduction to waterfowl hunting at a free seminar being offered by the N.H. Fish and Game Department on August 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Open House on Conner Pond (Ossipee) Public Access Site -- August 22
August 14, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will host an "Open House" on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ossipee Town Hall in Ossipee, N.H.

Closure Extended for Merrymeeting Lake (New Durham) Boat Access Site
August 14, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department boat access facility at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, N.H., will be closed through October 31, 2007, for completion of work being done to replace the water line to the Department's nearby Powder Mill Fish Hatchery. 

Sign Up for Hunter Ed
August 14, 2007 -- It's prime time to take a hunter education class. If you're looking to purchase your first hunting license in New Hampshire, you must complete a hunter education course before you can hunt.

Do Not Remove Tags from Winnipesaukee Bass Study Fish
August 13, 2007 -- Anglers reporting tagged bass to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department as part of a study on bass movement in Lake Winnipesaukee are being asked NOT to remove the tags from bass that are caught and released.

Reminder: License Needed to Sell Lobster Meat
Auugust 13, 2007 -- Anyone selling live, fresh or frozen lobster -- including restaurants, sandwich shops, supermarkets and roadside fish trucks -- must possess a Retail Lobster and Crab license from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 

Notice to Commercial Fishermen Regarding Haddock Size
August 10, 2007 -- No haddock smaller than 19 inches may be possessed by commercial fishermen in New Hampshire.  Although the National Marine Fisheries Service has reduced the federal size limit of haddock to 18 inches for commercial vessels effective August 10, current state regulations do NOT allow for the possession of 18-inch haddock.

Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for August 28
August 9, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2007 waterfowl hunting season on August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Donald Clarke Named Acting Director at N.H. Fish and Game Department
August 8, 2007 -- Donald S. Clarke of Claremont has been appointed as the Acting Executive Director at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, effective Monday, August 13 at noon.

Open House on Newmarket Public Access
August 8, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game will host an Open House on August 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; at the Newmarket Town Hall Council Chambers. The session will give the public a chance to offer input on proposed improvements to the existing town-owned boat access facility on the Lamprey River.

Open House on Allenstown Public Access Site                                          
July 23, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game will host an "Open House" on August 8, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m, at the Allenstown Elementary School gym, to discuss a proposed project that would improve the existing town-owned boat access facility on the Merrimack River.

Contract Awarded on Winnisquam Public Access Site
July 20, 2007 -- On behalf of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, a contract has been signed with M. E. Latulippe Construction, Inc., of Ashland, N.H. for construction of a new double ramp boat access facility on Lake Winnisquam in Laconia, N.H. The ramp is expected to be ready for spring 2008.

Endangered Piping Plover Chicks Hatch at Hampton Beach State Park
July 16, 2007 -- A clutch of federally threatened and state-endangered piping plover chicks hatched July 11 at Hampton Beach State Park, N.H., and three chicks are being watched closely by volunteers and monitors to ensure their safety and survival.

Hearing on 2008 Freshwater Fishing Rules
July 13, 2007 -- Freshwater anglers should note that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in the regulations affecting 2008 freshwater fishing in New Hampshire on July 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

First Tagged Bass Caught in Winnipesaukee One Day After Being Tagged!
July 6, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game's Lake Winnipesaukee Bass Tagging Study has gotten off to a fast start, according to Gabe Gries, Fisheries Biologist and Warmwater Project Leader.  Tagging at bass tournaments at Ames Farm Inn started on June 30; a tournament angler caught the first tagged largemouth bass the following day.

Local Teenager Drowns in Skatutakee Lake
July 3, 2007 -- The body of Cody E. Blake, age 19, of Penacook, has been recovered from Skatutakee Lake in Harrisville, New Hampshire.  Family members have been notified.

Unit M Special Deer Permits Now Available
July 2, 2007 -- Hunters who want the chance to take an additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting season can buy a special permit from NH Fish and Game starting July 2.  Interested hunters can purchase a permit online at www.nhfishandgame.com....

Have a Bear-Free Independence Day
June 29, 2007 -- With everyone's favorite barbecue-related holiday right around the corner, 4th of July revelers should remember to keep their backyards and campsites free from bear attractants.  "New Hampshire's black bears know that some places provide easy meals in the form of bird feeders, garbage containers and unsecured coolers," said Andrew Timmins, NH Fish and Game's Bear Project Leader.

Beyond B.O.W. - Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop for Women
June 25, 2007- Women who have tackled the basics of fly-fishing and are looking to move towards independence as a fly-angler can get the help they need - and have a great time in the company of other women anglers -- at an intermediate fly-fishing weekend offered September 28 - 30, 2007, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H.

Anglers Asked for Info on Winnipesaukee Tagged Bass
June 25, 2007-- Anglers fishing Lake Winnipesaukee are being asked to watch for largemouth and smallmouth bass tagged as part of a N.H. Fish and Game Warmwater Fisheries Management Program study of bass movement after release from tournament weigh-ins.

Lucky Day for 2007 Moose Hunt Permit Winners
June 22, 2007 -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 675 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October.  They are the lucky winners in N.H. Fish and Game's annual moose permit lottery drawing.

N.H. Fish and Game Honors Conservation Officers of the Year     
June 20, 2007 -- Two Conservation Officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game have received international and regional awards for outstanding performance: Sergeant Irving "Chip" Joseph, of Center Ossipee and Lieutenant Kevin J. Jordan, of Groveton. 

Atlantic Coast Shellfishing Closed Because of "Red Tide"
June 19, 2007 -- To protect the public from the possible consumption of contaminated shellfish, officials from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department have closed the Atlantic coastal waters to the taking of shellfish until further notice.  This action is in response to elevated levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning or PSP, commonly known as "red tide," detected in blue mussels collected from the Isles of Shoals and from Hampton/Seabrook Harbor.

Successful Search for Elderly Woman
June 18, 2007 -- Shortly after 9 a.m. on June 16, an 80-year-old woman was located after having wandered away from her home possibly 23 hours earlier. N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division Conservation Officers coordinated search efforts.

Trapper Education Classes Available
June 18, 2007-- If you need a trapper education class this year, sign up for one of several classes available around the state. 

Moose Lottery Drawing Is Friday, June 22
June 18, 2007
-- 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 22, at 9 a.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. The proceedings are open to the public.

Help Support New Hampshire's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife!
June 18, 2007-- If you care about endangered wildlife, it's time to get out the checkbook and make a contribution to the 2007 annual fund campaign for the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. The current campaign wraps up June 30.

Scholarships Available to N.H. Women for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Weekend
June 15, 2007 - A total of seven scholarships are available for New Hampshire women to attend the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop this fall.  The workshop, sponsored jointly by N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Wildlife Federation, provides a chance for women to learn outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed noncompetitive setting. 

STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS!
June 13, 2007-- As you're out enjoying recreation on New Hampshire waters this summer, do your part to keep "aquatic hitchhikers" like variable milfoil from spreading to and threatening the quality of our lakes, rivers and ponds. N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Environmental Services urge you to check your equipment for milfoil and other nuisance species before you launch.

After the Hunt, Take Time to Thank Landowners
June 8, 2007 -- With the conclusion of the spring gobbler season on May 31, hunters are encouraged to express their appreciation to landowners for the privilege of hunting on their land. Tips from the N.H. Fish and Game Landowner Relations Program.

Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Early Waterfowl, Woodcock Seasons
June 8, 2007-- A public meeting on early season waterfowl regulations, which include recommendations for crows, sea ducks, resident Canada geese, youth waterfowl, snipe and woodcock, will be held on June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord.

Registration Opens June 11 for Fall "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop
June 4, 2007 -- Starting June 11, women interested in learning outdoor skills in a fun, noncompetitive setting can sign up for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop offered by N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Wildlife Federation. 

Powder Mill Fish Hatchery to Be Closed to Visitors through Fall 2007
May 31, 2007-- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Powder Mill State Fish Hatchery in New Durham, N.H., will be closed to visitors from June 4 through November 30, 2007, while construction work is completed to replace the water line to the hatchery.

Atlantic Herring Landing Restricted
May 29, 2007-- Effective June 1, commercial fishermen will not be allowed to land Atlantic herring taken from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Drowning Victim Identified
May 29, 2007 -- The 23-year-old who drowned Sunday, May 27, at Crystal Lake in Gilmanton has been identified as Lauren M. Taylor of Concord, formerly known as Lauren Marie Nicosia-Rusin of Hollis, New Hampshire. Family members have been notified.

More than 250 Depth Maps Available for N.H. Lakes and Ponds
May 25, 2007 -- New Hampshire anglers can now access more than 250 depth maps of the state's lakes and ponds on the N.H. Fish and Game website.  That's almost 100 additional maps added just this year. 

Keep Wildlife Wild -- Leave Young Animals Alone
May 25, 2007 -- If you encounter 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, officials from N.H. Fish and Game said today. 

Safe Hiking Is No Accident: Are You Packing the 10 Essentials?
May 21, 2007-- As Memorial Day weekend approaches, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up to head onto the trails; Fish and Game and the White Mountain National Forest remind everyone to have fun and stay safe by brushing up on the hikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code.

Last Chance for 2007 Moose Hunt - Lottery Closes May 25
May 18, 2007 -- If you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get your application in for the 2007 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery by the Friday, May 25 deadline.

Closure Planned for Merrymeeting Lake (New Durham) Boat Access Site
May 18, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game has announced upcoming closures at the Department's boat access facility at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, N.H.

Fish for Free in N.H. on June 2
May 16, 2007
-- Dust off your fishing gear and head for the river, lake or pond to try your luck on New Hampshire's annual Free Fishing Day -- Saturday, June 2. State residents, and nonresidents, too, can fish any inland water in the Granite State that day without a license.

Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in New Hampshire's Deer
May 16, 2007 -- New Hampshire's white-tailed deer population once again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), based on monitoring data gathered during the 2006 hunting season.

Concord Schoolchildren and New England Zoos Assist in Karner Blue Butterfly Restoration
May 15, 2007 -- Many helping hands are involved in restoring New Hampshire's state butterfly to the Concord Pine Barrens, one of two locations in New England able to meet the endangered insect's specialized habitat needs. Students representing every Concord public school, and one Peterborough School, will assist in a planting project May 21-23. Staff from the New England Zoo Conservation Collaborative pitch in May 30.

Prescribed Burn of Concord Pine Barrens a Success
May 14, 2007 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, with support from the New Hampshire Fire Academy and the Concord Fire Department, successfully completed this spring's prescribed burn of a section of pine barrens habitat near the grounds of the Concord Municipal Airport last week.

Visit a Fish Hatchery for May 26 Open House
May 14, 2007
-- Get an up-close experience with fish -- from fingerlings to monster trout, ready to stock - at New Hampshire Fish and Game's Fish Hatchery Open House on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop
May 14, 2007-- Looking for special something to do with dad on Father's Day weekend? Want a chance to learn more about fly-fishing? Check out "The North Country Experience," a fly-fishing weekend on June 16 and 17 at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H.

Recent Spike in Lakes Region Bear Activity Raises Need for Increased Awareness
May 10, 2007 -- Throughout N.H.'s Lakes Region, bears have begun to frequent residential areas looking for accessible food. Homeowners should take action to prevent bears visiting their home or business.

Brake for Moose: It Could Save Your Life
May 10, 2007 -- "Moose are an important and much loved part of our state, but encountering them on the road can be dangerous," says N.H. Fish and Game Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines. "By following a few simple rules, motorists can greatly reduce their chance of a moose/vehicle collision."

2007 N.H. Moose Lottery Closes May 25
May 7, 2007 - Hunters dreaming of hunting moose in New Hampshire this fall should enter the lottery soon. The deadline for the 2007 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 25. A total of 675 permits will be offered.

2006 N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary Available
May 7, 2007-- Wildlife biologists from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department have finished crunching the numbers for the 2006 hunting seasons, and the results are available in the 2006 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary.

Update on Hunting-related Shooting Incident in Laconia
May 4, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement officials today released additional information about the hunting-related shooting incident that occurred in Laconia on May 3.

15-year-old Wounded in Hunting-related Shooting Incident in Laconia
May 3, 2007 -- A 15-year-old boy hunting for turkeys with his older brother, age 25, was wounded by birdshot from a third hunter this morning near Meredith Center Road in Laconia.

Summer Outdoor Skills Sessions for Youth Ages 12-16 at Barry Camp
April 30, 2007 -- Kids ages 12-16 can have fun being active and learning about conserving the great outdoors this summer at Barry Conservation Camp, a weekly overnight camp located in Berlin.

Watercraft Not Allowed on Exeter Reservoir; Incorrect Access Shown in 2007 NH Freshwater Fishing Digest
April 30, 2007
-- In accordance with a town ordinance, Exeter-area anglers should note that the Exeter Reservoir, also known as Water Works Pond, allows for fishing from the shoreline only. No watercraft of any kind are permitted on Exeter Reservoir, because it is a public water supply.

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon to Be Stocked in May
April 30, 2007 -- This May, anglers in N.H. will be able to get out and enjoy some of the most exciting fishing they'll have all year. N.H. Fish and Game will release more than 500 tagged brood stock Atlantic salmon this spring into the lower Pemigewasset and Merrimack and rivers.

Five Earn Fish and Game Commission Awards of Excellence
April 27, 2007 -- Five New Hampshire citizens and organizations have been recognized by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission with Awards of Excellence for their efforts in the conservation field in support of the N.H. Fish and Game Department's mission.

CO Mark Hensel Brings Home Honors from 2007 World Police and Fire Games
April 25, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer Mark Hensel, of Sanbornville, N.H., brought home honors from the 2007 World Police and Fire Games held in March in Adelaide, Australia.

Learn about Aquatic Habitats and How to Fish at Amherst Workshop
April 25, 2007
- Find out what there is to see and do in New Hampshire's aquatic habitats -- and learn how to fish -- in a series of three Saturday workshops starting May 12 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center in Amherst, N.H.

NH Hearing on Lobster Draft Addendum
April 24, 2007
-- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold hearing on May 1 at 7:15 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H., to gather public comment on Draft Addendum XI to Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Lobster.

Simple Steps Prevent Bear Visits
April 24, 2007 -- Don't let your bird feeder (or trash can) turn into a bear feeder, warns New Hampshire Fish and Game Bear Project Leader Andrew Timmins. Homeowners should take action now to reduce the chances of a bear visiting their home this spring.

N.H.'s Trout and Fly-fishing-only Ponds Open April 28
April 23, 2007
-- Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens this year on April 28 (the fourth Saturday in April), offering anglers the chance to experience exciting fishing in some of the Granite State's most scenic surroundings.

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
April 20, 2007 -- 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" in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds, as early as Monday, April 23.

2007 Wildlife Legacy Initiative Benefits Landowner Relations Program
April 20, 2007 -- If you love New Hampshire's wildlife and wild places, give a little extra this year when you buy your fishing or hunting license. Support the Wildlife Legacy Initiative, which replaces the former "Super Sport" donation program. This year's beneficiary is Fish and Game's Landowner Relations Program.

Young Brookline Artist Earns Top State Honors in Junior Duck Stamp Contest
April 20, 2007 -- Teagan Daly, age 15, of Brookline, has taken top honors among young New Hampshire artists in the 2007 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.

Calling all Fishing Fanatics: All-Fish Expo Coming May 5
April 23, 2007 -- Jump-start your fishing season by coming to New Hampshire Fish and Game's first-ever All-Fish Expo on Saturday, May 5 at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

New State Record for Cusk Set Twice in a Month's Time
April 18, 2007 -- Ice anglers broke New Hampshire's state record for cusk twice in a month's time this winter. The previous record for cusk had stood for 23 years.

Fur, Feathers, Fish and Fun: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is Saturday
April 17, 2007 - If you're looking for some fun and a chance to learn about New Hampshire's amazing wildlife and outdoor opportunities, head over to New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day this Saturday, April 21. Admission is free.

N.H. Fish and Game Eligible to Receive $607,549 in Federal Funds to Conserve Nongame Wildlife
April 16, 2007 -- Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced that N.H. Fish and Game is eligible to receive federal grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service totaling $607,549 to conserve wildlife and their habitats. To get the grants, the Department must provide matching funds.

Free Talk: Join the Panfish Craze!
April 13, 2007 -- The "panfish" craze is sweeping New Hampshire. Join avid panfish angler and fisheries biologist John Viar as he shares some of his secrets at a free talk on May 3, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord.

Summer Teacher Training Available
April 12, 2007 -- Know a teacher who wants to have a WILD summer? Let them know about these summer learning opportunities available from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Access Facility at Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, To Be Closed April 30-June 1
April 11, 2007
-- The N.H. Fish and Game boat access facility at Pleasant Lake in Deerfield will be closed from April 30-June 1, 2007, as the Department commences constructing a parking lot at the site.

Public Hearings Set on Proposed Wildlife Rule Changes
April 10, 2007 -- Hunters and other interested parties can offer input on proposed rules affecting wildlife and wildlife management at two public hearings on April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game's Region 1 Office in Lancaster, and on May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Volunteers Needed to Help Stock Atlantic Salmon Fry
April 9, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game is looking for volunteers to help stock millions of inch-long salmon fry into the Merrimack River basin; several rivers and streams in the Upper Connecticut River watershed in northern New Hampshire; and the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire's Connecticut River watershed.

Promising Outlook for New Hampshire Spring Turkey Hunt
April 9, 2007-- A successful 2007 spring gobbler season is shaping up for New Hampshire hunters. The state's spring turkey hunt runs from May 3 through May 31. In 2006, a total of 3,559 turkeys were harvested from 223 towns during the state's spring turkey season.

Fly-Fishing Workshop Offered in Hancock
April 9, 2007
-- An upcoming 2-day workshop in Hancock, offers a chance to learn about the traditional and timeless sport of fly-fishing. Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is pairing up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host "Fly-Fishing A-Z" on April 28 and April 29 at the Harris Center in Hancock.

Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 21
April 6, 2007 -- Celebrate Earth Day (a day early) by bringing the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day -- Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. Admission is free.

Youth Turkey Hunt Weekend Is April 28-29
April 5, 2007
-- New Hampshire's 2007 youth turkey hunt will take place April 28-29, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway on May 3.

NH Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP) Update
Exciting things are happening in New Hampshire that will benefit our reptile and amphibian populations. Sign up now to take part during the 2007 RAARP field season; highlights of 2006 observations.

Parking Available for Boat Trailers at Lake Winnisquam
March 30, 2007-- To provide boaters and anglers with free parking for boat trailers during the 2007 season at Lake Winnisquam, N.H. Fish and Game has leased a parking lot located at All-In-One Storage at 48 Winnisquam Avenue in Laconia.

April 1 Deadline for Removing Bobhouses from Ice or Shore
March 30, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game Department officials remind ice anglers that state law requires all bobhouses or ice shanties to be removed from the ice after April 1.

Open-Water Fishing Starts April 1 for Lake Trout, Salmon
March 28, 2007 -- Enthusiastic anglers will be out in force this Sunday, April 1, for the true start of spring for sportsmen and women -- the launch of the open-water fishing season on landlocked salmon/lake trout-managed lakes.

Marine Rule Hearing on Berry Brook, McCallum Dam Closed Areas
March 28, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on April 17, 2007, at 7 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth, N.H.

Free Talk on Downriggers and Trolling
March 27, 2007 -- Do you wish you could be more successful fishing on the lake? Get primed for fishing success at a free talk called "Downriggers and Trolling" on April 5 at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game Headquarters, in Concord.

Search Begins for Next Fish and Game Executive Director
March 26, 2007 -- Fish and Game Commission Chairman Glenn Normandeau announced today the search has officially begun for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's executive director position, to be filled upon current executive director Lee E. Perry's retirement in August of 2007.

Young Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident
March 21, 2007 -- Christopher Hitchcock, age 16, of Dover, N.H., was injured in a snowmobile accident in Bartlett on Wednesday morning.

Public Hearing on Rules Regarding the Importation, Possession and Exhibition of Wildlife and Nongame Reptiles
March 21, 2007 - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed rule changes, April 3 in Concord, regarding the importation, possession, propagation, and exhibition of all wildlife; and prohibiting the taking and possession of certain nongame reptile species.

Sign Up for Turkey Hunting Seminar April 14 in Holderness
March 19, 2007 -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on Perch Pond Road in Holderness. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Access Facility at Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, To Be Closed Temporarily
March 15, 2007 -- Ice-anglers who fish on Pleasant Lake in Deerfield should take note that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department access facility at this waterbody will be closed from March 19-31.

Entered the New Hampshire Moose Lottery?
March 15, 2007 -- If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications are just $10 (click for online sales). The deadline is May 25.

Fish and Game Donates 250 Pounds of Meat to N.H. Food Bank
March 14, 2007
-- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers delivered 250 pounds of moose and deer meat confiscated during the 2006 hunting season to the New Hampshire Food Bank today.

"Let's Go Fishing" Volunteer Fishing Instructor Training
March 9, 2007
-- N..H. Fish and Game needs volunteer instructors for the Let's Go Fishing program. Trainings for new instructors will take place on March 24 in Lancaster, and on March 31 in Keene.

17 Eastern States Announce Coordinated Strategy for Brook Trout Conservation
March 7, 2007
-- The Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture today released a first-of-its-kind conservation strategy to restore healthy, fishable populations of eastern brook trout throughout their eastern native range. The unprecedented new plan sets firm targets for 2025.

Director Lee Perry Provides Budget Update on Fish and Game Funding
March 5, 2007
-- N.H. Fish and Game made its budget presentation to the House Finance Committee on March 5, reviewing Fish and Game's budget request in comparison to the proposed budget that is currently before the Finance Committee.

Free Evening Fishing Classes Offered in Concord
March 5, 2007
-- Take advantage of a new series of free evening talks -- all about fishing -- this spring at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord. Programs begin at 7 p.m. The series begins on March 15.

Fish and Game Commission Meeting Changed to March 28
February 27, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold its monthly meeting on March 28, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

House Finance Committee Is Next Step for Fish and Game Funding
February 26, 2007 -- Hearings around the state by the House Finance Committee offer a chance to express support for putting adequate funding in the state budget for N.H. Fish and Game. The hearings address the overall state budget and present another opportunity to address the Department's funding issues. The proposed budget does not include stopgap funding requested by Fish and Game.

Hunter Education - Always in Season
February 23, 2007
-- The next few months are a great time to get in a hunter education class, which is required for all first-time N.H. hunters age 16 and older. Sign up now for one of many Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education or Trapper Education classes currently listed on this website (click here).

Events Calendar Listings: Discover WILD N.H. Day, All Fishing Expo
February 16, 2007
-- Exciting events are coming up this spring at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is set for Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A new All-Fishing Expo will take place on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop Offered
February 12, 2007 -- If you're a hunter in the grip of cabin fever, come to Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on March 3 for a workshop on the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting. Registration required.

N.H. Senate to Hold Hearing on Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Funding
On February 21, 2007, at 1:20 p.m., the N.H. Senate Wildlife, Fish and Game Committee will hold a hearing in Room 103, Legislative Office Building, Concord, N.H., on SB 191, a bill affecting nongame and endangered wildlife conservation.

February 28 Teacher Deadline for Classroom Wildlife Programs
February 5, 2007 -- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire's wildlife resources have until February 28 to request spring 2007 Wonders of Wildlife presentations by Fish and Game volunteer docents.

Reminder: Ride Snowmobiles Safely and Responsibly
February 5, 2007 -- After weekend snowmobile accidents in New Hampshire resulted in two deaths and multiple injuries, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department urges all snow machine riders to review safety precautions and ride responsibly.

Rescued Hiker's Family Shows Appreciation through Donations
February 2, 2007
-- The family of Brian Gagnon, the hiker who was rescued off Mt. Lafayette, has expressed its appreciation by donating to the search and rescue community.

N.H. House of Representatives to Hold Public Hearing
February 2, 2007 -- The N.H. House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 202, Legislative Office Building, Concord, N.H. regarding HB 376-FN-A, distributing certain meals and rooms tax revenues to the fish and game fund.

Special Meeting of N.H. Fish and Game Commission Set for Feb. 7
January 31, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold a special meeting on February 7, at 1:00 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

EVENT: Fish and Game Information Session Set for Feb. 1
January 29, 2007 -- You might have heard that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is in a financial crisis. Come find out more about this situation -- and what it means for New Hampshire's economy and quality of life -- at an information session at N.H. Fish and Game in Concord, 5:00 p.m. on February 1.

Try Your Luck in the 2007 N.H. Moose Lottery
January 26, 2007 -- Lottery applications are now available for the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's moose hunt lottery is open and costs just $10 to enter.

Additional Shellfishing Areas Opened in Hampton/Seabrook Harbor
January 25, 2007
- Good news for clam diggers: two major improvements for shellfish harvesting opportunities have been made, based on work of the Department of Environmental Services and the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Fish and Game's Future at Risk: A North Country Discussion
January 24, 2007
-- You might have heard that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is in a financial crisis. Come find out more about this situation -- and what it means for the North Country economy and its quality of life -- at an informational session at the North Country Resource Center on Route 3 North in Lancaster from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on January 29.

Local Man Injured in Snowmobile Accident
January 24, 2007 -- David Scalley, age 41, of Twin Mountain, N.H., was injured in a snowmobile accident at about 6:15 on Tuesday night, January 23, 2007. Riding with four friends on the Old Cherry Mountain Road snowmobile trail in Twin Mountain, Scalley failed to navigate a turn and rode his sled into a tree.

Location Change for Public Meeting on Proposed Saltwater License
January 23, 2007 -- The meeting place has changed for Fish and Game's public information session on a proposed license for saltwater anglers. The session will be held on January 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elliot Alumni Center on the UNH campus.

Lost Hiker Rescued from Mount Lafayette Summit
January 22, 2007-- The White Mountain search for lost hiker Brian Gagnon, age 24, of Merrimack, N.H., ended successfully Monday, when Gagnon was rescued by helicopter from near the summit of Mt. Lafayette after being found by wilderness search and rescue teams.

Search for Lost Hiker Continues
January 21, 2007 -- The White Mountain search for lost hiker Brian Gagnon, age 24, of Merrimack, N.H., continues on Monday (January 22). Gagnon was last seen by two hiking companions on Saturday on Mt. Lafayette.

N.H. Ice Conditions Unpredictable -- Check Before You Go Out on Ice
January 19, 2007 -- Winter has made its appearance in New Hampshire at last, but warm weather and uneven temperatures earlier this season mean the condition of ice on New Hampshire's waterbodies is unpredictable at best and could be treacherous.

Wildlife Action Grants Available for Teachers
January 12, 2007 -- Teachers interested in starting wildlife habitat projects can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program at New Hampshire Fish and Game for start-up funds. Grant Application Deadline: February 28, 2007.

Many New Hampshire Waters Open for Fishing Year-round
January 12, 2007-- Many of New Hampshire's waterbodies are open to the taking of trout and other fish year round, whether anglers are fishing through man-made openings in the ice or in open water. Did you know trout are stocked for winter anglers?

Two Overnight Search and Rescues Resolved Successfully
January 11, 2007 -- Two overnight search and rescue operations ended successfully and without major injury. Two hikers in the White Mountains were caught above the treeline in a snow squall; and an elderly man was lost overnight in the woods behind his Swanzey home.

N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council
January 10, 2007-- The New England Fishery Management Council has a vacancy for the seat obligated to the State of New Hampshire and two vacancies of the Council's at-large seats. N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates' night on February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Open Water on Salmon and Lake Trout Lakes Is Off-Limits to Anglers
January 9, 2007 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department advises anglers that lake trout and salmon lakes in the state that have not frozen over because of unseasonably warm weather conditions are not open for fishing.

Young Artists Needed to Enter the 2007 Junior Duck Stamp Contest
January 9, 2007 -- Young New Hampshire artists, kindergarten through grade 12, are invited to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Registration Opens for Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop
January 8, 2007
-- Registration has opened for the 2007 Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop, a one-day program for women who want to learn winter outdoor skills. Sign up from January 8 through February 9, 2007.

Tell the Governor You Care about Fish and Game Funding
By Lee E. Perry, Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game
In his inaugural address on January 4, Governor Lynch laid out his plans for the state for the next two years. He spoke briefly about clean air, clean water, protecting state parks and recommitting ourselves to the LCHIP -- but no mention of the value of fish, wildlife and habitat resources or the need to conserve those resources.

Public Information Meeting on Proposed Marine Recreational Fishing License
January 5, 2007 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department invites saltwater anglers in New Hampshire to a public information session on January 24 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss proposed legislation for a marine recreational fishing license in N.H.

Brood Stock Angler Diaries Due January 15
January 4, 2007 -- Anglers who bought a brood stock salmon license in 2006 have until January 15, 2007, to turn in their angler diaries to N.H. Fish and Game.

N.H. Fish and Game Coming to Outdoor Expos
January 4, 2007 -- N.H. Fish and Game reps will be on hand at several upcoming expos catering to outdoor enthusiasts -- a great chance to purchase your 2007 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses and more!

Night Hiker Dies on Mount Monadnock
January 3, 2007 -- Thomas Pummer, age 59, of North Berwick, Maine, died while on a night hike up Mount Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire in the early morning hours on January 3.

Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered
December 28, 2006 -- The annual N.H. Wildlife Control Operators training class will be offered on January 11, 2007, at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

One Million Educators Gone WILD!
December 26, 2006 -- Project WILD, a supplementary education curriculum for K-12 students, is celebrating the milestone in 2006 of having trained one million educators nationwide. In New Hampshire, more than 3,500 educators have been trained to use Project WILD resources, reaching approximately 63,000 students annually statewide.

Last Call for 2006 Fish and Game Commission Award Nominations
December 22, 2006 -- Do you know of a person or organization that has made a difference for the state's fish, wildlife or marine resources and their habitats? Nominate them for a N.H. Fish and Game Commission Award of Excellence!

Sign Up for Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop
December 22, 2006 -- Women who want to learn outdoor skills like ice-fishing or snowshoeing can sign up for a daylong Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop scheduled for February 24. Registration opens January 8.

2007 Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 20, 2006 -- 2007 N.H. fishing and hunting licenses are now available. Get yours today and be ready to enjoy a full year of outdoor adventure.

Public Hearing on Marine Rules to Be Held January 2, 2007
December 19, 2006 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on January 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

2006 New Hampshire Deer Harvest Highest in Recent Years
December 19, 2006 -- New Hampshire's estimated 2006 hunter harvest of 11,745 deer was the highest since 1997 and the second-highest harvest in 38 years. It represents an 11% increase from 2005.

New Fishing Rules for Nubanusit and Silver Lakes Start January 1
December 18, 2006 -- Starting January 1, 2007, new fishing rules take effect in two lakes in southwestern New Hampshire -- Nubanusit Lake in Nelson/Hancock and Silver Lake in Harrisville.

Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close December 19, 2006
December 15, 2006 -- Commercial fish harvesters are advised that the allowable spiny dogfish quota for Period 2 has been reached, so the fishery for spiny dogfish will be closed in both state and federal waters effective December 19.

Marine Fisheries Law Enforcement Activity Increased in 2006
December 15, 2006 -- To address significant pressure on New Hampshire's marine fisheries resources, Fish and Game stepped up enforcement of state and federal fisheries regulations on the coast this year. The efforts targeted three primary fisheries -- striped bass, American lobster and groundfish. Year-end data....

Workshop on Basic GPS for Hunters Offered
December 11, 2006 - A beginning course for hunters on using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be offered on January 6, 2007, at N.H. Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required.

Fish and Game Seeks Conservation Officer Trainees
December 7, 2006 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department is now accepting applications for a new register of names to be used for staffing current and future Conservation Officer Trainee vacancies. The closing date for filing an application is January 12, 2007.

Missing Woman Located after Search
December 7, 2006 -- An Albany woman, missing since yesterday evening, was located safely this morning when she turned on her cell phone and called home.

WILD Gifts for the Hunter or Angler
December 5, 2006 - Looking for something WILD to give that hunter, angler or outdoor enthusiast on your list? You can't go wrong with the 2007 New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife calendar, just $5. Or watch that outdoorsman or woman on your list smile when they open a gift certificate for a 2007 hunting or fishing license!

N.H. Bass Test Negative for Largemouth Bass Virus
December 1, 2006 -- Largemouth and smallmouth bass collected this summer by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department tested negative for Largemouth Bass Virus.

Fisher Bag Limit Changed; Weasel Season Set
November 29, 2006 -- New wildlife rules affecting the season and bag limits for trapping and hunting fisher and weasel are now final. Trappers should be aware of significant changes in fisher bag limits in much of the state.

Firearms Deer Season Has Ended in WMU A
November 29, 2006 -- The season for hunting deer with firearms has ended in New Hampshire's northernmost Wildlife Management Unit, WMU A. The firearms deer season closed there on November 26.

Saving Our Wildlife Legacy
By Lee E. Perry, Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department
Something everyone has a stake in -- the future of our state's wildlife and wild places -- is at risk. The guardian of these resources, the N.H. Fish and Game Department, will be out of money soon, unless its antiquated funding structure is changed.

Injured Hiker from Vermont Rescued in Crawford Notch
November 21, 2006 -- A woman hiker, Deborah Chrysler of Swanton, Vermont, was rescued November 20 after slipping and suffering an injury while hiking on the Arethusa Falls Trail in Crawford Notch State Park.

Great Bay Oyster Research Offers Hope for Future Stocks
November 20, 2006 -- Good news has been in short supply for Great Bay oysters lately, but recent findings from N.H. Fish and Game's 2006 oyster reproduction monitoring effort, now underway, offers hope that oysters are on the rebound.

Fish and Game Commission Seeks Nominations for Awards of Excellence
November 16, 2006 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is seeking nominations for its Awards of Excellence program to recognize outstanding achievements in furthering the N.H. Fish and Game Department's mission. Nominations must be postmarked by December 31, 2006.

"Let's Go Fishing" Volunteer Ice Fishing Instructor Training Offered
November 9, 2006
-- The Let's Go Fishing program will hold certification trainings for new ice fishing instructors on December 2 at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord; and on December 9 at Twin Mountain Fish Hatchery.

Follow-up on Hunting-related Shooting Incident
November 8, 2006 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has released the name of the man who sustained minor injuries in a hunting-related shooting incident -- Henry J. Currier, age 59, of Boscawen.

Man Injured in Hunting-related Shooting Incident
November 8, 2006 -- An early morning hunting-related shooting incident involving members of the same hunting party left one man injured on November 8, the opening day of firearm deer season in New Hampshire.

2006 New Hampshire Moose Hunt a Success
Nov. 7, 2006 -- New Hampshire's 2006 moose season was a success, with preliminary figures showing that hunters took a total of 449 moose (168 cows and 281 bulls), for a statewide success rate of 67%.

Firearm Season for Deer Starts November 8; Excellent Hunting Ahead
November 6, 2006 -- New Hampshire's firearm deer season, the season most hunters look forward to all year, opens November 8. Early indications suggest that deer are abundant in New Hampshire this year.

Fish and Game Will Confiscate Deer Imported Illegally from CWD States
November 3, 2006 -- Fish and Game urges hunters going out of state to hunt this fall to be aware of laws that prohibit the importation into N.H. of hunter-killed deer, elk and moose carcasses or parts of carcasses from the 16 states where Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected, unless the meat is processed properly.

Winnipesaukee Search Suspended
November 2, 2006 -- Search operations were suspended in the recovery of James Sylvestre, of Hooksett, presumed drowned after falling overboard from the M/S Mount Washington on October 28 on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Calling All Outdoor Enthusiasts: Connecticut Lakes Forest Recreation Info Session
November 1, 2006 -- A public information session on the future of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Recreation Program will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at N.H. Fish and Game, Hazen Drive in Concord.

Search for Hooksett Man Continues on Lake Winnipesaukee
October 31, 2006 -- Search operations continued today for the recovery of James Sylvestre, age 45, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, who is presumed drowned after falling overboard from the M/S Mount Washington excursion ship on Saturday night, October 28, 2006, on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Fish and Game K-9 "Poacher" Catches Truck Thief in Wolfeboro
October 27, 2006 -- On Wednesday, October 25, 2006, tracking K-9 "Poacher" located a man who allegedly stole and abandoned a truck in Wolfeboro.

Moose Hunt Update: 52% of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 26, 2006 -- As of October 25, a total of 353 moose had been taken in the 2006 New Hampshire moose hunt (229 bulls and 124 cows), meaning 52 percent of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded.

Sign Up for Snowmobile Safety Class
October 24, 2006 -- Winter fun is right around the corner, and it's time to sign up for snowmobile education classes offered across the state. To operate a snowmobile across or within a public way, any person over the age of 12 must have either a valid Driver's License or have successfully completed an approved class.

2007 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar Is Here
October 23, 2006 -- Back by popular demand, the New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar for 2007 is now available, featuring twelve months of striking wildlife photography and season dates for fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors.

Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 29% Success
October 23, 2006 -- Moose hunters were out in force for the opening weekend of the 19th annual N.H. moose season, in spite of wind, rain and even snow in the North Country, achieving a 29% success rate on the first two days of the hunt.

See Biologists in Action at "Salmon Sunday"
October 20, 2006 -- 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 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

N.H. Archery Deer Harvest to Date Is Highest in 9 Years
October 19, 2006 -- Early reports from the archery deer season indicate that there are lots of deer in the woods this fall for New Hampshire hunters. The deer kill through October 15 was the highest in the past nine years, with most counties showing significant increases.

Anadromous Fish Program Has New Stocking Truck, Thanks to Joint Effort
October 17, 2006 -- A new stocking truck that will serve as a "fish shuttle" for the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Anadromous Fish Program will be unveiled on October 18 at 1:15 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 21 - 29, 2006
October 16, 2006 -- For nine days, from October 21 to 29, a lucky 675 moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire's 19th annual moose hunt.

Hunters Can Help N.H. Food Bank Feed the Hungry
October 13, 2006 -- New Hampshire's hunters can help the less fortunate by sharing all or part of their fall harvest -- the N.H. Food Bank collects donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 350 food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters statewide.

State's Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 21-22, 2006
October 12, 2006 -- Aspiring young deer hunters will have their own shot at success the weekend of October 21-22, when New Hampshire's youth deer hunt is held. This special weekend gives young people statewide the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor.

Media Invited to Join Councilor Burton for Fish and Game Tour
October 11, 2006
-- News reporters and outdoor writers are invited to join Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and Fish and Game Executive Director Lee Perry on October 19, 2006, for a tour of Fish and Game facilities and projects.

Wildlife Action Grants Available for Teachers
October 10, 2006 -- Teachers interested in starting wildlife habitat projects can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program for mini-grants of up to $300 -- or $600 with matching funds. The next deadline is November 15, 2006.

N.H. Hunting Digest: Your Guide to Hunting in the Granite State
October 6, 2006 -- Crisp fall days signal the start of hunting season in New Hampshire. The best overview of hunting in the Granite State is the 2006-2007 N.H. Hunting Digest, available free from Fish and Game. Another publication, the 2005 Wildlife Harvest Summary, is also a great resource for hunters.

Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Be Closed October 6 through October 31
October 3, 2006 -- In accordance with National Marine Fisheries Service guidelines, effective October 6 through October 31, 2006, no person shall take, land or possess spiny dogfish in New Hampshire waters.

Land Parcels in Farmington, East Concord Conserved by Fish and Game
September 28, 2006 -- Fish and Game has helped conserve two parcels of land with river frontage, one on the Soucook River in East Concord and one on the Mad River in Farmington, protecting watersheds, and preserving wildlife and fisheries habitat.

Signing Ceremony for Wildlife Heritage Foundation of N.H.
Sept. 27, 2006 -- The first step in creating a nonprofit foundation to support the work of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will take place Friday, September 29, 2006, when the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is incorporated by five founding trustees.

Hunters Asked to Participate in Ruffed Grouse Wing and Tail Survey
Sept. 27, 2006
-- Hunting season for grouse -- the most sought-after small game species in New Hampshire -- gets underway October 1. Hunters are being asked to participate in a pilot study in Pittsburg to gather ruffed grouse wings and tails, providing Fish and Game biologists with valuable data on this premiere game bird.

"My Outdoors" Presents New Fall Hunting and Fishing Shows
September 26, 2006
-- If you're going hunting or fishing this fall, don't miss the new fall season of My Outdoors on MyTV (WZMY-TV, Derry, NH). This 30-minute program from N.H. Fish and Game airs weekly on Saturdays at 6:30 pm and Mondays at 11:00 pm, with hunting and fishing news, experts and strategies for success.

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing
September 26, 2006 -- Ready to catch the "King of Fish"? In early October, Fish and Game will stock the Merrimack basin with 700 brood stock Atlantic salmon averaging 2 pounds each -- more than twice the number stocked last fall. Expect some great salmon fishing by the first week in October.

Pheasant Season Opens Sunday, Oct. 1
September 25, 2006 -- A long-standing fall tradition in New Hampshire, the pheasant hunting season starts October 1, 2006. Around the state, hunters will be out in pursuit of the flashy, ring-necked upland game birds.

Close Call for Hikers Is Reminder to Hike Safely this Autumn
September 22, 2006 --The recent rescue of four unprepared hikers from the summit of Mt. Washington is a sobering reminder of the importance of refreshing yourself on safe hiking principles before heading out on the trail this time of year.

Take a Kid Hunting: Youth Waterfowl Weekend Is September 23-24
September 21, 2006 -- New Hampshire's 2006 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days will be held statewide on September 23 - 24, 2006. To participate, kids must be 15 years old or younger and accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older.

Public Hearing on Proposed Length Limit and Recreational Season for Cod
September 20, 2006 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on a proposed rule change affecting the length limit and recreational season for cod fishing on October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.

Public Hearings Set for Proposed Wildlife Rule Changes
September 20, 2006 -- Several proposed wildlife rule changes will be the topic of separate public hearings to be held by Fish and Game at its headquarters in Concord on Oct. 2, 4 and 5. Topics include furbearer rules, use of leashed dogs for tracking, snowshoe hare rules, and use of the Connecticut Lakes Natural Area.

Atlantic Herring Harvesters Notified of Spawning Closure
September 18, 2006 -- 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, 2006.

Prescribed Burn on Seavey Island to Improve Wildlife Habitat
September 15, 2006 -- NH Fish and Game, the Division of Forests and Lands, and partners will conduct a "prescribed burn" in areas on Seavey Island, Isles of Shoals, likely between September 18 and October 15.

Your Outdoor Adventure Guide to New Hampshire is Here!
September 11, 2006 -- Get ready to explore New Hampshire's great outdoors when the award-winning Wildlife Journal TV series kicks off its fifth season in its new time slot, Wednesday, September 13th @ 7:30 p.m. The popular series, co-produced by New Hampshire Public Television and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, showcases the Granite State's natural resources and outdoor traditions.

Fish and Game Commission Meeting Set for September 27, 2006
September 7, 2006 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 27, at 1 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. This represents a change from the usual meeting schedule.

Small Game Survey Helps Manage New Hampshire's Wildlife
September 6, 2006 -- Small game hunting season opens in New Hampshire on October 1 (gray squirrel season started September 1). Annual input provided by small-game hunters for the New Hampshire Small Game Survey plays a vital role in helping the Fish and Game Department manage the state's wildlife populations. Participating hunters have a chance to win a Sturm Ruger 10-22 RR rifle.

53rd Annual Trappers Rendezvous, September 16-17, 2006
September 6, 2006-- On September 16-17, the New Hampshire Trappers Association will hold their 53rd Annual Trappers Rendezvous at New Hampshire Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

New Fall Shotgun Turkey Permits Now Available Online
September 1, 2006 -- As of September 1, hunters can now purchase permits online for New Hampshire's first-ever fall shotgun turkey season, to take place October 16-20.

Visit Fish and Game Exhibit at Upcoming Events
August 31, 2006 -- All your fish and wildlife questions can be answered in the next few weeks, when NH Fish and Game staff and Conservation Officers bring a Fish and Game exhibit and materials to several local events.

Proposed Change to Atlantic Herring Spawning Regulation
August 31, 2006 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division today announced that there will be an Atlantic herring hearing in Portsmouth, September 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

Millsfield Boat Ramp to Be Closed Starting Sept. 11 for Refurbishment Work
August 30, 2006 -- The Millsfield boat launch facility in Millsfield (Coos County) will be closed for repairs beginning September 11, for approximately two weeks, to allow for reconstruction activity to be completed by New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Human Remains Found at Abandoned White Mountain Campsite
August 24, 2006 -- Human remains were found during a search by Fish and Game Conservation Officers of an abandoned remote campsite in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest in Lincoln, N.H.

2006-07 N.H. Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set
August 24, 2006 -- N.H. Fish and Game has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2006-07 waterfowl hunting season. The season remains similar to last year's, with a 60-day duck season and a six-bird daily limit. As a result of public input, the Inland Season proposal was modified slightly.

N.H. Fish and Game Tests for Avian Flu in Wild Birds
August 17, 2006 -- In May 2006, New Hampshire became the first of the lower 48 states to initiate wild bird monitoring under the national plan, testing for avian influenza, or "bird flu," among visiting and resident birds.

Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set
August 11, 2006 -- N.H. Fish and Game has announced the 2006 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no major changes from last year.

Lobster Fisherman Drowns Near North Hampton, N.H.
August 10, 2006 -- A lobster fisherman drowned about 2.5 miles offshore of Little Boar's Head, North Hampton, N.H., on August 9 at approximately 3 p.m. He was identified as James Tippett, age 30, of Portsmouth.

No Salmonella in N.H. Wild Turkey Droppings
August 8, 2006
-- Specimens from a second year of monitoring wild turkey droppings collected on New Hampshire dairy farms have once again all tested negative for the presence of Salmonella bacteria. That's good news for wildlife managers and farmers.

Woman Injured in ATV Incident
August 7, 2006-- A woman was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Richmond, N.H., late Sunday evening. Rachel Way, age 22, of Walpole, was traveling on Taylor Hill Road in Richmond at approximately 11:30 p.m. on August 6 when she failed to negotiate a corner and rolled her four-wheeler.

Waterfowl Season Hearing Set for August 23, 2006
August 1, 2006 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2006 waterfowl hunting season on August 23, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

Conservation Officers Catch Striped Bass Poachers
July 28, 2006 -- In recent weeks, New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers have stepped up efforts to catch poachers who exceed the daily bag limits and keep sub-legal stripers known as "schoolies."

More than 160 Depth Maps Available for New Hampshire Lakes and Ponds
July 26, 2006
-- New Hampshire anglers can now access 166 depth maps of the state's lakes and ponds from the Fish and Game website.

Rines Named "Distinguished Moose Biologist" at North American Conference
July 25, 2006 -- Wildlife biologist Kristine Rines, of Tamworth, the Moose Project Leader for the N.H. Fish and Game, was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished Moose Biologist of the Year at the 42nd annual North American Moose Conference and Workshop held recently in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

"Wonders of Wildlife" Volunteer Training Offered
July 21, 2006 -- If you enjoy learning about wildlife, enjoy young people and can volunteer during the day, consider becoming a Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) educator for Fish and Game. Training courses for new volunteers begin in early September.

Pittsfield Boating/Angling Access Site Closed August 4, 5 and 6
July 20, 2006 -- As in past years, N.H. Fish and Game will close its public boat access to the Suncook River in Pittsfield on August 4, 5 and 6, 2006, in cooperation with the Pittsfield Rotary Club's annual Hot Air Balloon Rally at Drake Field.

2006 Aerial Stocking of Remote Ponds Complete
July 19, 2006 -- N.H. Fish and Game has just finished its most unusual fish stocking of the year -- thousands of tiny trout delivered to remote ponds by air. These trout now provide a singular backcountry experience for N.H. anglers who.....

Free Clinic on Crow Hunting Offered
July 17, 2006 -- Just in time for the fall crow hunting season, N.H. Fish and Game is offering hunters a free workshop on Crow Hunting: The Forgotten Pastime on August 5, 2006, at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

N.H. Fish and Game Honors Conservation Officers of the Year
July 10, 2006
-- Two Conservation Officers from N.H. Fish and Game have received international and regional awards for outstanding performance: Sergeant James S. Juneau, of Alton; and Conservation Officer Jeremy Hawkes, of Campton.

State Marine Division Chief Receives CCA-NH Conservation Award
July 7, 2006 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Marine Fisheries Division Chief, John Nelson, has been honored as the "2006 Conservationist of the Year" by the Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire.

Federally Threatened Piping Plover Chicks Hatch at Seabrook Beach
July 5, 2006
-- A clutch of federally threatened piping plover chicks hatched July 3 at Seabrook Town Beach, and the four chicks are under heavy surveillance by volunteers and monitors to ensure their safety and survival.

Unit M Special Deer Permits Now Available
July 3, 2006 -- Hunters who want the chance to take one additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting season can buy a special permit online from the Fish and Game starting July 3.

Moose Hunt Permit Winners Announced
June 23, 2006 -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 675 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October -- the lucky winners in Fish and Game's annual moose lottery drawing. The names of the 2006 winners are posted on Fish and Game's website.

Fish and Game to Test for Largemouth Bass Virus
June 20, 2006 -- This summer the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will test fish for the presence of largemouth bass virus, one of more than 100 naturally occurring viruses in fish. Fish with largemouth bass virus are safe to handle and eat, as the virus does not infect warm-blooded animals, including humans. Anglers can help minimize the spread by following these guidelines...

Moose Lottery Drawing Is June 23
June 19, 2006 -- 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 23, at 9 a.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.

New Outdoor Programming on MyTV Starts Saturday
CONCORD, N.H. -- This Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm, MyTV (WZMY-TV) in Derry, New Hampshire will launch My Outdoors -- a new 30-minute program that features up-to-the minute fishing, hunting and outdoor tips and strategies provided by New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Take Advantage of New One-day Fishing License
June 15, 2006 -- Want to go fishing, but can't see yourself getting out enough to make that annual fishing license worth your while? You don't have to miss out on the fun, because now you can get a one-day resident fishing license for just $10.

Sign Up and Take Hunter Ed this Summer
June 15, 2006 -- It's 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 can hunt.

Summer Workshop for Teachers Explores Environmental Change
June 14, 2006 -- Environmental change is the focus of a five-day workshop for science teachers offered at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord from June 26-28 and July 26-27, 2006 (participants attend both sessions).

Do Not Pick Up Wild Animals -- Leave Young Wildlife Alone
June 13, 2006 -- If you encounter wildlife, even young animals that appear to need help, the kindest -- and safest -- thing to do is leave them alone. Don't pick them up, officials from N.H. Fish and Game warned today.

Body of Hiker Recovered from Mount Sunapee
June 5, 2006 -- On Sunday, June 4, 2006, rescuers carried the body of hiker Donald Leighton off the south side of Mount Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire.

Registration Opens for Fall "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop
June 2, 2006 -- Starting June 12, women interested in learning outdoor skills in a fun, noncompetitive setting can sign up for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop offered by N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Wildlife Federation.

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