2010 Newsroom Archives

Visit N.H. Fish and Game at Upcoming Outdoor Events
December 30, 2010 -- Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at several upcoming expos and events, with opportunities to buy 2011 Fishing and Hunting Licenses and more.

2010 New Hampshire Deer and Bear Hunting Season Results
December 30, 2010 -- Based on preliminary registration tallies at the close of the season, N.H. hunters harvested 9,765 deer in 2010. The estimated statewide harvest was down 6% from the 2009 total of 10,384 deer. The unofficial harvest tally for New Hampshire's 2010 bear season is 706 bears.

Researchers Seek Public Help in Locating Bobcats
December 30, 2010 -- If you observe the persistent presence of a bobcat on your property in the area of southern Belknap County, northern Rockingham County, western Strafford County, or eastern Merrimack County, N.H. Fish and Game would like to hear from you.

Acton, Maine, Man Killed in New Hampshire Snowmobile Accident
December 30, 2010 -- Jim Daigneau, age 48, of Acton, Maine, was killed in a snowmobile crash in Wakefield, N.H., on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. 

Free ice fishing seminar on Wednesday, January 19, with Dave Genz
December 29, 2010-- Meet the "Father of Modern Ice Fishing" Dave Genz, at a free ice fishing seminar on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the State Police Standards and Training Building, 17 Institute Drive Concord, N.H.

2011 N.H. FISH & WILDLIFE CALENDAR -- PLAN A WILD NEW YEAR!
December 29, 2010
-- Make 2011 your year for outdoor adventure and family fun. It's easy when you have a 2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar on your wall, showcasing New Hampshire's fascinating wildlife and providing handy reminders of season dates for fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and other outdoor recreation.

Fish and Game: N.H. Ice Conditions Unsafe
December 23, 2010 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department and local officials are getting reports of unsafe ice around the state. “Many small lakes and ponds have frozen over, but ice conditions may not be safe,” said Col. Martin Garabedian, Chief of N.H. Fish and Game’s Law Enforcement Division. “Be patient and wait for solid ice. Before you go out on the ice, check the thickness for yourself.”

N.H. Fishing Rule Changes for 2011
December 23, 2010 – 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 2011.

Public Hearing on Proposed Oyster Aquaculture Operation February 3, 2011
December 23, 2010
-- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed oyster aquaculture operation on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

Barry Camp Will Open!  Donations Still Needed
N.H. Sportsmen Bring Back a Treasured Conservation Camp
December 22, 2010 -- As the year comes to a close, a statewide effort to renovate and bring back Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H., is marking a successful midpoint milestone and asking for help to reach its endowment goal and finish the job.

Vandalism Kills 15,000 Hatchery Trout; Information Sought
December 22, 2010 -- N.H. Fish and Game and Milford Police are looking for any information regarding an act of vandalism at the Milford Fish Hatchery on Saturday, December 18. A water pumping station was broken into, resulting in the mortality of approximately 15,000 rainbow trout at the hatchery. 

Holiday Gifts from Fish and Game – Office Closed on Friday, December 24
December 20, 2010 – N.H. Fish and Game has some great gifts for the hunter, angler or wildlife watcher on your list, but don't wait until the last minute. The licensing desk and store at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H., is open 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays, but they'll be closed for the holiday on Friday, December 24, 2011.

2011 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 20, 2010 – New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2011 are now available for purchase.  Get yours early and be set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall.  Licenses are good for the calendar year, from January 1 through December 31, 2011.

N.H. Recreational Saltwater Angler License Coming in 2011
December 20, 2010 -- In New Hampshire, as of January 1, 2011, a N.H. Saltwater Recreational Fishing License is required for all persons age 16 and older fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state. Licenses are available wherever freshwater fishing and hunting licenses are sold, or online at www.fishnh.com.

Calling Young Wildlife Artists:  2011 Junior Duck Stamp Contest Offers Scholarship Prize
December 17, 2011 -- Young New Hampshire artists kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the 2011 New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.  The Best-of-Show winner will receive a $500 scholarship award. Entry deadline March 15, 2011.

Snowmobile Safety Classes Underway
December 15, 2010
– Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for snowmobile education classes offered across the state. Classes are underway and are filling up fast, so don't delay.

Get Your 2011 N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendar          
December 15, 2010 -- Get inspired for a year of outdoor adventure with the 2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, $9.95. To purchase, use the print-and-mail order form available at www.wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html.

Winter 2011 Ice Fishing Classes Offered – Free!
December 14, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, will be offering several ice fishing classes open to the public this winter.  Classes are free. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your space. [Specific classes are listed...]

Public Hearing January 10 , 2011, on Lobster Tail Processing Rules
December 10, 2010 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes relative to processing raw, shell-on lobster tails on Monday, January 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered January 20, 2011
December 10, 2010 – The New Hampshire Wildlife Control Operators (WCO) training class, offered once a year, will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H., from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There is no charge for the one-day class, but pre-registration is required. 

Fish and Game Walleye Angler Survey Results Available
December 9, 2010 – Results from the N.H. Fish and Game's 2008-2009 walleye angler survey on the Connecticut River have been finalized in report form and is available on this website.

Hunters and Anglers:  Thank a Landowner Today
December 8, 2010 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department is reminding hunters and anglers that the holiday season is an important time to extend thanks to landowners who share their land with you. Tips on thanking landowners...

Wildlife Action Grants Available: Deadline Is February 15, 2011
December 6, 2010 -- Teachers and community members interested in involving youth to make a difference for wildlife through habitat projects on schoolyards, public areas or community lands can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program for start-up funds. Grant application deadline: Feb. 15, 2011.

Snowmobile Falls Through Thin Ice; Operator Arrested For DWI
December 6, 2010 -- Just prior to midnight on Friday, December 3, 2010, local fire and EMS personnel, Pittsburg Police Department and a Conservation Officer with the N.H. Fish and Game Department responded to Back Lake in the town of Pittsburg, after a 911 caller had reported a snowmobile had fallen through thin ice

Hunter Lost Near Bear Brook State Park Located by Searchers
December 4, 2010 – On December 3, at about 3:00 PM, hunter Marcel Sinotte, age 76, of Manchester went deer hunting in a wooded area near Bear Brook State Park. He became lost. A search commenced, and he was located at 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 4.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hunter, Angler or Wildlife Enthusiast
December 3, 2010 – N.H. Fish and Game has some great gift ideas for the hunter, angler or wildlife watcher on your list. Order at www.wildnh.com/Shop/shop.htm, or stop by Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H.  Popular items include the 2011 N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendar, gift certificates for hunting and fishing licenses, NH Wildlife Journal magazine subscriptions, hats, mugs, books, T-shirts and more.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of N.H. Announces New Website; Donald H. Beauchesne Appointed to Board
December 2, 2010 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of N.H. launched its new website earlier this month at www.nhwildlifefoundation.org. Also, the Foundation's newest board member was announced: Donald H. Beauchesne of Hopkinton. 

Vermont Man Dies while Hiking on Willey Mountain Trail in N.H.
December 1, 2010 – A 69-year-old man from Thetford, Vermont, died yesterday while hiking in the Crawford Notch area of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A Reopened
November 24, 2010 – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has estimated the quota for ASMFC Atlantic herring Management Area 1A has not yet been harvested. The directed herring fishery in Area 1A will be reopened effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010, and will close effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010.

2010/2011 Northern Shrimp Fishing Season Set at 136 Days
November 17, 2010 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Section approved a 136-day fishing season for the 2010-2011 northern shrimp fishery.  The season was reduced from last year’s season of 180 days to account for a smaller population of northern shrimp.

Public Hearing Dec. 16, 2010, on Wildlife Importation, Furbearer Rules
November 17, 2010 – A public hearing about proposed rules affecting the importation and possession of alligators, crocodiles and bison, as well as clarifying the rules on furbearer hunting, is set for Thursday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Atlantic Herring Closure for Area 1A Effective November 17, 2010
November 16, 2010 – Commercial fishermen will be prohibited from landing Atlantic herring taken from Management Area 1A effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17 because herring harvesters are projected to reach 95% of the allowable harvest quota for the period.  The closure will remain in effect through midnight on December 31, 2010.

Fish and Game Commission Seeks Nominations for Awards of Excellence     
November 16, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is calling for nominations for their annual Awards of Excellence program.  This is a great way to honor someone who has made a difference in conserving New Hampshire’s wildlife, fisheries, open land and wild places.  Nominations are due by December 31, 2010.

Free Talk on Big Game Hunting in Africa
November 15, 2010 – Join the N.H. Fish and Game Department on Wednesday December 1 at 7 p.m. for a free talk and slide show on "Big Game Hunting in Africa" at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland, N.H.

Fish and Game Facebook “Fans” Number 3,000
November 12, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has reached a new milestone in expanding its online outreach efforts: more than 3,000 people have hit the “like” button on the agency’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nhfishandgame.

"Let’s Go Fishing" Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors
November 12, 2010 - Fish and Game is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults. Registration is open for this winter's free instructor training sessions. To sign up, call Lisa Collins at 603-271-3212 or email aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov.

Deer Hunting in New Hampshire is Big...REALLY Big
November 9, 2010 – How big is deer hunting in New Hampshire? REALLY big, according to a new postcard campaign by the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Maine Hunter is Safe After Unplanned Night in White Mountains of N.H.
November 9, 2010 – Peter Rowfeldt, age 31, of Buxton, Maine, walked out onto Route 16 at about 10:00 this morning (November 9, 2010) after spending the night lost in the woods in Albany, N.H., in the area of the Piper Trail on Mt. Chocorua.

BOAT ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Bedell Bridge Boat Ramp, Haverhill (Connecticut River) closed for repairs.
  • Merrymeeting Lake Boat Ramp, New Durham, closed Oct. 25 - Dec. 1

Coyotes, Deer Hunting and Communities Taking Action for Wildlife – All in the Latest Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal
November 5, 2010 - The fascinating life cycle of our wily neighbor, the Eastern coyote, takes center stage in the latest issue of the N.H. Wildlife Journal magazine. Coyotes' remarkable expansion eastward and genetic links to wolves make them a fascinating topic.

Hunters: Please Take Part in November Deer Management Survey
November 4, 2010
- If you held a N.H. hunting license in 2009, watch for a letter in the mail from Fish and Game with instructions on how to participate in an important online deer management survey being conducted this month.

2010 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend Results for New Hampshire
November 4, 2010 - Preliminary reports show that young hunters succeeded in harvesting 376 deer during the 2010 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend in New Hampshire, which took place on October 23-24. 

Recovered Body from Waterville Valley Identified as Missing Elderly Woman
October 29, 2010 - Results of an autopsy by the NH State Medical Examiners Office have positively identified the recovered body from the remote woods in Waterville Valley, NH, to be missing elderly woman Beth Upton.

Regular Firearms Deer Season Starts November 10, 2010
October 27, 2010 – Opening day for New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer season is November 10, 2010, a date anticipated with great enthusiasm by the state’s estimated 60,000 deer hunters.

Preliminary 2010 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Results
October 27, 2010 -- New Hampshire’s 2010 moose season wrapped up on Sunday, October 24, with 302 hunters succeeding in taking their moose during the 9-day season.  With a total of 400 permits issued, this represents a statewide success rate of 76%. 

Hunt for the Hungry: N.H. Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters
October 27, 2010 -- New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank. 

N.H. Topographic Maps Now Available on Fish and Game Website
October 26, 2010 - Great news for New Hampshire hikers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts: the N.H. Fish and Game Department has created topographic maps of the entire state, available for free at www.wildnh.com/maps.

Northern Shrimp Public Hearing/Season-setting Meeting November 3, 2010
October 22, 2010 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing and season-setting meeting for the northern shrimp fishing season, in conjunction with a meeting of the ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section, on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the N.H. Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Regional Climate Assessment Report: Climate Change in the Great Bay Watershed
October 22, 2010
-- The Great Bay Stewards have been awarded a N.H. Charitable Foundation Community Impact Grant, which supports the research, writing and outreach program of a detailed assessment of climate change for coastal N.H.

Visit “Salmon Sunday” November 14, 2010, and Learn About Salmon Life Cycle  
October 22, 2010 -- Bring the kids and explore the life cycle of landlocked salmon at N.H. Fish and Game's annual "Salmon Sunday" event, set for Sunday, November 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pope Dam in Melvin Village.

Moose Hunt Update: 61% of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 21, 2010 -- As of October 20, a total of 244 moose had been taken in the 2010 N.H. moose hunt (172 bulls and 72 cows); that means that 61% of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the season.

Moose Moved from Downtown Hampton, N.H.
October 19, 2010 – A young bull moose has been successfully tranquilized and is being moved from busy downtown Hampton, New Hampshire, where it has been the talk of the town since Sunday.

N.H. Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 32% Success
October 18, 2010
– Nearly a third of New Hampshire’s moose hunters were successful during the first two days of the season, achieving a 32% success rate on the opening weekend of the hunt.  On Saturday and Sunday (October 16 and 17), a total of 127 moose were taken by moose hunters statewide – 89 bulls and 38 cows.

Protect New Hampshire's Natural Resources - Report Wildlife Law Violators!
October 15, 2010 - Are you aware of a poaching situation? Have you witnessed a wildlife crime? Contact Operation Game Thief!

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Set
October 15, 2010 – Allowable landing days for Atlantic herring (sea herring) harvest in Area 1A were set for the remainder of the year this week by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendars Are In!
October 14, 2010 -- The all-new 2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar is in, featuring professional wildlife photography and wildlife watching tips. It includes handy season dates for outdoor enthusiasts, including fishing seasons, youth hunt weekends, free fishing day, snowmobile registration dates and more.

Public Hearing November 3, 2010, on Proposed Hunting and Fishing Guide Rules
October 13, 2010
– A public hearing about proposed rules affecting hunting and fishing guides in New Hampshire is set for Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

N.H. Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 23-24, 2010
October 13, 2010
-- Take a young person hunting on New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 2010. 

Barry Camp Renovations Underway; Donations Needed
October 13, 2010 -- Shiny new metal roofs on several campers' cabins and a fully restored recreation hall reflect the progress made this fall at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. 

N.H. Deer Hunters – Deer Management Survey Coming in November
October 12, 2010 -- If you had a New Hampshire hunting license in 2009, watch for a letter in the mail this November, advising you on how to participate in an important online deer management survey. Background information available at www.huntnh.com/buckagestructure.

Sea Herring Landing Days -- Conference Call on October 14, 2010
October 12, 2010 -- Commercial harvesters of Atlantic herring (sea herring) should note that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Atlantic Herring Section will hold a “days out” conference call on Thursday, October 14, at 9:00 a.m. to review catch rates and make adjustments to the current agreement of two landing days per week.

DR. DONALD NORMANDEAU, RETIRING LEADER OF WILDLIFE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF N.H., HONORED; NEW CHAIR IS STEVEN WHITE
October 5, 2010 -- Dr. Donald A. Normandeau, recently retired as Chairman of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire Board of Directors, was honored with a recognition of service award in September. The Board's new chair is Steven White.

N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 16 – 24, 2010
CONCORD, N.H. -- For nine exciting days, from October 16 to 24, 2010, lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire’s annual moose hunt.

Hiker Carried Out from Cave Mountain Trail in Bartlett after Medical Emergency
October 08, 2010 -- A hiker with a medical condition (Robert McMahon of Georgetown, Mass., age 52) was carried off a trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains early this afternoon and taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Recreational Saltwater Fishermen: Public Informational Meetings Oct. 19 and 21, 2010
October 7, 2010 -- The New England Fishery Management Council will conduct two public informational meetings to describe the measures being considered to limit commercial and recreational fishing activities in an area just south of the Isles of Shoals, referred to as “Whaleback.”

NOAA and New Hampshire Fish and Game to Partner to Create Permit Bank
Goal to Enhance Fishing Opportunities for Small-scale Groundfish Fishermen
      
October 6, 2010  -- NOAA’s Fisheries Service and N.H. Fish and Game today announced a program to create a permit bank to help maximize economic and social benefits to New Hampshire groundfishermen and communities. NOAA is providing $1 million to support this effort, which the N.H. Fish and Game will administer.

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing
October 5, 2010  -- 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. 

Expanded Fall Turkey Shotgun Season in N.H.
October 5, 2010 -- New Hampshire’s expanded five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 11-15, 2010, in 12 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in the Connecticut River Valley and southern New Hampshire (WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2, J1, J2, K, L and M).

Fall Hiking Tips – Bring a Flashlight and Prepare for Cold Mountain Weather;
Weekend Rescue of Teen Hikers Caught by Darkness on Pack Monadnock

October 5, 2010 – Hikers heading out to enjoy the fall foliage in New Hampshire’s mountains should keep in mind some basic safety precautions:  It's getting dark earlier; fallen leaves can make it harder to follow trails; weather is changeable.

Hunters -- Play It Safe: Wear Blaze Orange; Know Your Target and Beyond
October 4, 2010 -- Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts: wearing a fluorescent orange hat, vest or jacket makes you highly visible in the woods, one of several key safety precautions to keep in mind. A recent pheasant-hunting shooting incident underscores the importance of hunter safety precautions.

Hudson Teen Located During Overnight Search
October 1, 2010 – N.H. Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers assisted in a search last night for a reported runaway, a 15-year-old Hudson boy. Search teams found the teenager at 12:30 a.m. and returned him safely home.

Great Grouse and Woodcock Seasons Ahead; Take the Small Game Survey!
September 30, 2010
-- An exciting season is in store for ruffed grouse hunters in New Hampshire. The grouse season starts October 1 and runs through December 31. Small game hunters can participate in Fish and Game surveys and have a chance to win two firearms.

Pheasant Season Opens October 1
September 30, 2010
– New Hampshire's hunting season for pheasant gets underway on October 1 and continues through December 31. This year, N.H. Fish and Game will release 13,500 pheasants, purchased exclusively with revenues from the sale of pheasant licenses, at 75 stocking sites in 48 towns. 

Raffle at Fish and Game Sporting Expo Supports Conservation and Education
September 24, 2010
– While you're at the free Sporting Expo at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H., on September 25, check out the huge raffle of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation items, benefiting the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

Kevin Jordan Promoted to Major, Is Now Assistant Chief of Fish and Game Law Enforcement
September 24, 2010 – Kevin Jordan of Groveton, N.H., has been promoted to the post of Major within the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division.

New Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal: Pheasants, Monarch Butterflies, Tree Stand Hunting Adventures
September 24, 2010
– From the epic migration of monarch butterflies to the century-old tradition of pheasant hunting, the September-October 2010 issue of “New Hampshire Wildlife Journal” magazine celebrates the colorful fall season in New Hampshire.

New York Man, Age 71, Dies While Hiking On Franconia Notch
September 23, 2010
Terrance Fitzhenry, age 71, of Oneonta, N.Y., died while hiking alone on the Old Bridal Path Trail in Franconia Notch on September 22.

Free Talk Tuesday, September 28: Scouting and Hunting Strategies for Whitetails
September 22, 2010 – An all-new talk on deer hunting strategies may be just what you need to improve your chance for success this year. Dave Priebe's free talk "Productive Scouting and Hunting Strategies for Whitetails" takes place on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

Another Successful Year of Hunter and Bowhunter Education!
September 22, 2010 -- Hunting season has finally arrived, and with it, the conclusion of the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Hunter and Bowhunter Education Certification classes for 2010.  Remaining classes are filled. Two field days remain available for those who have successfully completed the online course.

Young Hikers Rescued on Mt. Monadnock
September 20, 2010 -- Four young hikers were rescued by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers on Sunday evening, September 19, 2010, after losing the trail on Mt. Monadnock in the dark.

Free Outdoor Sporting Expo at Fish and Game in Concord on September 25, 2010
National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration

September 17, 2010 -- Get set for the fall hunting and fishing seasons at a giant outdoor Sporting Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Admission is free.

Family-Friendly Open House on Tap at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness -- September 25, 2010
September 17, 2010
-- Enjoy hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at a public Open House on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.  Admission is free. A National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration.

Free Talk Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 7 p.m.: Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics
September 16, 2010 – Ready to learn how to bag that Thanksgiving turkey?  Come to an evening talk on Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord. Free! 

Educators: Schedule a Fall/Winter Classroom Wildlife Program
September 16, 2010 -- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources -- or reinforce wildlife-related lessons they have learned -- have until October 1 to request fall/winter 2010-2011 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents.

Spawning Closure for Atlantic Herring October 1- 28, 2010
September 16, 2010
-- Atlantic herring (sea herring) harvesters and dealers should be aware that herring spawning areas within the jurisdiction of New Hampshire will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2010, through midnight on October 28, 2010 (pursuant to Fis 603.07).  It is unlawful to fish for, take, or possess unprocessed herring during this closure.

"Get Out and Play!" Weekend - Oct. 2-3, 2010
September 14, 2010 - Whether you strike out on your own or connect up with an event, October 2 and 3 is the weekend to Get Out and Play! The N.H. Children in Nature Coalition is encouraging all of us to turn off the television and computer, gather the family and friends, and head off for an outdoor adventure that weekend.

Area 1B Closed to Commercial Atlantic Herring Harvest as of September 14
September 13, 2010 – As of September 14, commercial harvesters may not fish for, catch, possess, or land more Atlantic herring in or from Area 1B through midnight, December 31, 2010. This provision does not prevent the landing, offloading, or transport of Atlantic herring harvested from any other Management Area.

Reminder: Archery Deer Season Is Bucks-Only from September 15-30
September 10, 2010 - New Hampshire's archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer open September 15. Archery hunters are reminded that, new for this year statewide, only ANTLERED deer may be taken by bow and arrow from September 15-30.

NH Children in Nature Conference October 7:  "Opening Doors to Happier, Healthier Lives"
September 9, 2010 – If you’re interested in finding ways to encourage kids and families to get outside and more involved with the natural world, plan to attend the New Hampshire Children in Nature conference, "Opening Doors to Happier, Healthier Lives" coming Thursday, October 7, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Hanover Inn on the Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H.

Boat Ramp at Beaver Lake in Derry Closed for Repairs Sept. 20-Oct. 8; Lake Drawdowns to Begin Oct. 1 at Merrymeeting Lake and Oct. 11 at Bow Lake
September 9, 2010 – The N.H. Fish and Game Department will be working on projects to improve several public water access site around the state this fall. Sites include Beaver Lake in Derry, Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, and Bow Lake in Strafford.

N.H. Youth Waterfowl Hunt Weekend -- September 25-26, 2010
September 9, 2010 -- New Hampshire's 2010 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide September 25-26.  To participate, youth must be age 15 or under and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt.  The youth does not need a hunting license or duck stamp.

Free Talk Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m.: Upland Bird Hunting Primer
September 9, 2010 -- Set your sights on successful grouse hunting this year!  Come to a free talk, "Upland Bird Hunting Primer" on Tuesday, September 14, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Snowmobile Vanity Decal Registrations Available
September 9, 2010
-- New Hampshire resident snowmobile owners take note -- the deadline for submitting an application for a vanity snowmobile registration decal is October 15 for registration to be issued by December 1.

Search Mounted for Elderly Woman Missing in Waterville Valley, NH; Public Urged to Notify Authorities of Possible Sightings
September 8, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has launched a full-scale search for an elderly woman, Beth Upton, age 85, who has been missing since leaving her home for a walk Tuesday afternoon (September 7, 2010).

Labor Day Weekend Search and Rescue Activity
September 7, 2010 - Ohio Man Dies While Hiking Mount Major in Alton. Hiker Rescued from Mt. Adams after Medical Emergency; Colebrook Man Injured in OHRV Accident in Stewartstown, N.H.

Need a School or Club Fundraiser?  Sell N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendars This Fall!
September 3, 2010 – Here's a great way to make money for your club or school, plus help the N.H. Fish and Game Department conserve wildlife and wild places -- Fish and Game is offering groups the opportunity to sell the 2011 N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendar as a local fundraiser.

Media Invited to Join Executive Councilor Ray Burton for Fish and Game North Country Tour on September 8, 2010 – Topics include Bears, Moose, Dams
September 3, 2010
-- News media, outdoor writers and community leaders are invited to join District 1 Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and N.H. Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau on September 8, for a tour of Fish and Game projects in Executive Council District 1. 

Volunteer at Barry Camp Work Weekend Sept. 25-26, 2010, in Berlin, NH
September 1, 2010
-- An enthusiastic team of volunteers tackled the start of renovations at Fish and Game's Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin during the first work weekend in mid-August. The next work weekend is Sept. 25-26, 2010. If you can volunteer, contact Mike Normandin at mike@townserve.com or 603-455-5435.

Injured Hiker Rescued On Mt. Moosilauke
August 27, 2010 -- NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers, Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Teams and the DHART helicopter rescued an injured 83-year-old hiker off of the Benton Trail on Mt. Moosilauke in Benton, NH.

Public Hearing Sept. 13 on Proposed Vt./N.H. Reciprocal Snow Machine Weekend
August 26, 2010 – A public hearing on the proposed Vermont-N.H. reciprocal snowmobile weekend will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Women-only Hunter Education Course Offered     
August 26, 2010 -- Women who want to take Hunter Education can sign up for a special Women-only Hunter Education Course offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department this fall.

New Hunting Digest Is Out
August 26, 2010 -- The 2010-2011 New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest is out, hot off the press, with season dates, bag limits, check stations and lots more need-to-know information for hunters and trappers.

Connor Pond Cartop Boat Access in Ossipee, N.H., to Be Closed for Repairs as of August 30, 2010
August 26, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's boat access facility on Connor Pond in Ossipee, N.H., will be closed for repairs and improvements for approximately three weeks beginning August 30, 2010.

National Hunting and Fishing Day Events in N.H. -- September 25, 2010
August 26, 2010 -- This fall's big hunting and fishing celebration in the Granite State will be National Hunting and Fishing Day – September 25, 2010 – with free attractions in Concord and Holderness. Raffles, demos, exhibits. Get all the details!

Free Hunting Talk September 7: Calling All Whitetails!
August 26, 2010 – Increase your odds of success hunting deer in New Hampshire this fall by coming to a free talk on September 7, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Visit N.H. Fish and Game Building at Hopkinton State Fair; Exhibit at Lancaster Fair
August 24, 2010 -- While you’re at the Hopkinton State Fair this September 2-6, take time for a stroll through the “Discover Wild New Hampshire Building” presented by the N.H. Fish and Game Department. In northern N.H., visit Fish and Game at the Lancaster Fair September 1-6!

Sept. 13 Hearing on Marine Groundfish Rules; ASMFC Addendum on Striped Bass
August 24, 2010 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.  Immediately following the rule hearing, at 7:00 p.m., an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission hearing on an addendum to the management plan for striped bass will commence.

North Conway Man Injured by Dumpster-diving Bear
August 23, 2010 -- A man had a physical encounter with a black bear while emptying his garbage at his apartment complex in North Conway, N.H., on Sunday, August 22. 

Massachusetts Boy Rescued after Injury at Remote Shelter in White Mountains
August 23, 2010
-- Just before midnight on August 22, Fish and Game was notified that 10-year-old Michel Houghton of Duxbury, Mass., had taken a five-foot fall, hitting his head, while staying at Crag Camp Cabin on Mt Adams.  Rescuers responded to conduct a carryout.

2010-2011 N.H. Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set
August 20, 2010 - The NH Fish and Game Department has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting season. After considering comments from sportsmen at the August 18 public meeting, the state's waterfowl hunting season remains similar to last year's, with a 60-day duck season and a six-bird daily limit.

Lake Umbagog Boat Ramp in Cambridge, N.H., now Open
August 20, 2010 - The NH Fish and Game Department's boat access facility on Lake Umbagog in Cambridge, N.H., previously closed for repairs and improvements, has reopened. The boat ramp was replaced with a new concrete ramp and parking spaces delineated.

Free Hunting Talk on the Resident Canada Goose Season, 8/31
August 20, 2010 - Pick up some tactics for hunting resident Canada geese in New Hampshire at a free talk on August 31, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. The talk kicks off Fish and Game's fall series of evening hunting talks that will be held every Tuesday evening through September. No pre-registration is required.

Location Change: September 15 Fish and Game Commission Meeting to be Held in Holderness, N.H.
August 20, 2010 - A location change has been announced for the NH Fish and Game Commission’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The Commission will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. 

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
August 20, 2010 - N.H. 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 & Wildlife Service, and City of Concord, will be conducting a “prescribed burn” in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds during late summer or fall.

Rescue of Fallen Climber in Huntington Ravine on Mt. Washington Underway
August 19, 2010 – Rescuers are working to bring a young rock climber to safety after he fell 150 feet down a steep ledge on the upper reaches of Huntington Ravine on Mt. Washington.

Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close Wednesday, August 25, 2010
August 19, 2010 -- Commercial harvesters are advised that the allowable Northern Region spiny dogfish quota for the 2010/2011 fishing season is projected to be reached in the next few days; Therefore, the N.H. fishery for spiny dogfish will be closed effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. 

Last Call for Hunter Education! Hunting Season Is Here – Are You Ready?
August 18, 2010 -- Are you ready for the hunting season?  Don’t let your plans go awry because you need hunter or bowhunter education.  Here’s the last opportunity to get the certification you need!

Charges Filed in "Operation Panfish Plunder"
August 18, 2010 -- On August 17, 2010, Richard Webster of Rutland, Vt.; Ronald Martel of Whitehall, N.Y.; and Garth Martel of Whitehall, N.Y., were each arraigned in U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., on federal charges involving felony violations of the US Lacey Act Wildlife Trafficking provisions and of Conspiracy to Violate the US Lacey Act.

Volunteers Needed for Fall Research on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
August 17, 2010 – Several dedicated volunteers are needed to help with field research monitoring climate change and sea level rise. The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is putting out the call for volunteers to assist in an intensive six-week period of field work set to begin September 4, 2010. 

Free Evening Hunting Talks in Concord, N.H.
August 13, 2010 – Get primed for the fall hunting seasons at a series of evening talks by area hunting experts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from August 31-September 28 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord. Free!

N.H. Moose Hunt Permit Auction Reports Higher Proceeds in 2010
August 9, 2010
-- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces a very successful moose hunt permit auction this year, with 24 bids coming from eleven states. A total of $39,430 was raised, with the five winning bids ranging from $7,025 to $8,600.

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Announces $44,000 in 2010 Grant Awards
August 9, 2010 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has awarded $44,000 in grants so far in 2010, supporting various New Hampshire Fish and Game Department projects.

Take the Barry Conservation Camp Challenge
August 6, 2010 -- Let’s get Barry Conservation Camp UP and running for summer 2011!  That's the battle cry for a new initiative aimed at refurbishing and reopening Fish and Game Department's woodsy summer camp in Berlin, N.H.

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced
August 5, 2010 – Allowable landing days for Atlantic herring (sea herring) for the remainder of the year were set this week by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Free "Introduction to Fishing" Class Offered at Umbagog Lake in Cambridge, NH
August 4, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to offer a one-day "Intro to Fishing" program on Friday, August 13, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Umbagog Lake Campground on Route 26 in Cambridge, N.H.

Unit M Special Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available
August 3, 2010
-- Hunters who want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can now buy a special permit from N.H. Fish and Game.

Lake Umbagog Boat Ramp in Cambridge, N.H., to Be Closed August 16-27, 2010
August 2, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's boat access facility on Lake Umbagog in Cambridge, N.H., will be closed from August 16-27, 2010, while repairs and improvements are made on the boat ramp and parking area. 

Public Meeting August 4, 2010, on Atlantic Herring "Days Out"
July 30, 2010
-- A public meeting to discuss adjustments to the allowable "days out" measures for the remainder of the 2010 fishing season for commercial herring harvesters from N.H., Maine and Mass. will be held by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on August 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Alexandria, Va. A conference call option is available for participants who cannot be there.

Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for August 18, 2010
July 29, 2010
– The N.H. Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2010 waterfowl hunting season on August 18, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord. 

Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set
July 27, 2010 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2010 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no significant changes from last year.

Hikers Rescued on Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Chocorua
July 27, 2010
-- Hikers in two separate rescue efforts in New Hampshire's mountains on Monday, July 26, 2010, were successfully brought to safety.

$2,500 Reward Offered in Piping Plover Case
July 23, 2010 – Just as the breeding season for the state endangered and federally threatened piping plover shorebirds got underway earlier this spring, so did a federal investigation into who stole a full clutch of protected plover eggs from Hampton Beach State Park during the first week of May.

Public Hearing August 10, 2010, on Proposed Fish and Game Rule Changes for Licenses
July 22, 2010 -- Proposed Fish and Game rule changes will be discussed at a public hearing being held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Women's Outdoor Weekend Workshop:  Learn to Fish from a Kayak - CANCELLED
July 21, 2010
– Women interested in learning to fish from a kayak can sign up now for a "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) weekend workshop that will be held September 24-26, 2010, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H.

Fatal Fall for N.J. Hiker in Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mt. Washington
July 19, 2010 -- On Saturday, July 17, Christopher Baillie, age 24, of Forked River, New Jersey, fell to his death while hiking Mt. Washington. 

Lobsters, Clams and River Restoration – New Hampshire Wildlife Journal Celebrates the Seacoast
July 16, 2010 – It's a lobster's life on the seacoast this time of year, and you're sure to learn something new about New Hampshire's most popular crustacean in the July-August 2010 coastal-themed issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine.

National Hunting & Fishing Day Events in Concord and Holderness – September 25, 2010
July 12, 2010
– This fall's big hunting and fishing event in N.H. will be National Hunting and Fishing Day; events include a Sporting Expo in Concord, and shooting and other hands-on activities and demos at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

N.H. Spring Gobbler Season Results
July 9, 2010 – New Hampshire hunters had a good spring turkey season in 2010, according to N.H. Fish and Game Department Turkey Project Biologist Ted Walski. The final 2010 spring gobbler season harvest for the state was 3,667 turkeys.

Free Workshop on Ruffed Grouse Hunting
July 9, 2010 – Get set for the fall grouse season at a free workshop on Ruffed Grouse Hunting on August 21, 2010, at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Preregistration is required.

2010 N.H. Moose Hunt Permit Auction Underway
July 8, 2010 -- Prospective moose hunters have a shot at the adventure of a lifetime through the New Hampshire moose hunt permit auction, which is currently accepting bids. Proceeds Benefit Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced
July 8, 2010  – Allowable landing days for Atlantic herring (sea herring) were set this week by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Space Available in Free Hunting Programs for Youth Age 13-15 (Holderness): Bowhunting/Archery Skills for Girls; Intro to Hunting (Boys and Girls)
July 8, 2010 – There is still room in two sessions of the free summer day programs being offered at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, which give youth a chance to learn about shooting sports, hunting and outdoor skills.

Still Room in “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Fall Workshop
July 7, 2010 – If you're a woman who wants to learn outdoor skills in the supportive company of other women, there's room for you in the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop that takes place September 10-12, 2010, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, N.H. 

Injured Massachusetts Teen Hiker Rescued on Mount Monadnock;
Hiker Rescued in Warner

July 6, 2010 – In the past day, Conservation Officers in southwestern New Hampshire have responded to two incidents involving lost or injured hikers.

Registration Open for Kayak Fishing Weekend Workshop for Women -- CANCELLED
June 28, 2010 –
Women interested in learning to fish from a kayak can sign up now for a "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) weekend workshop that will be held September 24-26, 2010, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H.

Spiny Dogfish Season and Trip Limits Set; Season Begins July 1
June 24, 2010 – Commercial landing restrictions for spiny dogfish harvested in New Hampshire waters were announced today by the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Marine Fisheries Division.  Spiny dogfish may be harvested in state waters from July 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011, or until the northern region quota has been taken.

Register Online for Hunter and Bowhunter Education Certification Before It’s Too Late!
June 23, 2010 – Time is running out! If you need certification in Hunter or Bowhunter Education to hunt this fall, then RUN, don’t walk, to the nearest computer and register for your certification course before these classes fill up!

Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Needs Donations to Receive $50,000 Matching Grant
June 22, 2010 - New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program has until June 30, 2010 to raise $50,000 in private donations.

Winnipesaukee River Boat Access Facility in Northfield, N.H., to be Closed for Repairs June 18 – July 9, 2010
June 18, 2010 – The NH Fish and Game Department’s Winnipesaukee River boat access area in Northfield (Route 140 at Shaker Road) will be closed beginning June 18, for approximately three weeks of repairs and construction.

Lucky Day for 2010 Moose Hunt Permit Winners
June 18, 2010 - The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 395 people who have been offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October. They are the lucky winners in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s annual moose permit lottery drawing, held today.

Moose Lottery Drawing Takes Place Friday, June 18, 2010
June 14, 2010 -- 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 18, at 9:00 a.m. in Concord, N.H.

Take Dad Fishing for Father’s Day!
June 9, 2010
-- Give your dad some outdoor adventure this Father’s Day -- June 20, 2010 -- take him fishing! It's a great way to spend time together, enjoy New Hampshire's scenic natural beauty and match wits with trout or bass.

Owl Brook Programs for Youth Age 13-15: Bowhunting/Archery Skills for Girls; Intro to Hunting for Boys and Girls
June 9, 2010
-- Girls age 13-15 have a chance to learn about shooting sports at a free summer outdoor skills day program being offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. Space also available in the Intro to Hunting workshop for boys and girls.

Kayak Tours of Great Bay Offered at Great Bay Discovery Center
June 9, 2010
– Looking for a summer kayak adventure?  Join staff of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for kayak tours in the Great Bay Estuary. Schedule of tours and trips.

Three Fish and Game Conservation Officers Honored for Exceptional Service     
June 8, 2010 – Three N.H. Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers were recently honored for outstanding performance – Adam Cheney of Colebrook; Michael J. Matson of Northwood; and Christopher McKee of Deering, N.H.

Help Plan the Future of Environmental Education in NH – Attend a NH Environmental Literacy Forum
June 7, 2010 – Teachers, parents and anyone interested in the future of environmental education for New Hampshire’s youth should attend one of several upcoming NH Environmental Literacy Community Forums.

Registration Open for Fall N.H. “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Workshop
June 7, 2010 – Women who want to learn outdoor skills can sign up now for N.H.’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall weekend workshop, set for September 10-12, 2010, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness.

Search for Missing Man in Haverhill, N.H.; Information Sought
June 6, 2010 -- N.H. Fish and Game, Haverhill Police, N.H. State Police and the Grafton County Sheriffs Office are investigating the disappearance of 40-year-old Christopher Flynn of Westminster, Mass., who may be in N.H. or Vermont. 

Teen Missing in Londonderry Safely Located
June 4, 2010 - The search for Londonderry teenager Tyler Miller, missing since Tuesday, successfully concluded at about 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3.

June 5 Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire
May 28, 2010 – Don't forget -- Saturday, June 5, 2010, is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire.  State residents and nonresidents can fish any inland water in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license.

New England Saltwater Recreational Fishermen: Bait, Tackle, Register!
May 28, 2010
- Anglers from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are among those required to sign up with National Saltwater Angler Registry before they fish this year.

Safety Concerns Call for Breaching of Boundary Pond (Mountain Lake) Dam in Pittsburg, N.H.; East Inlet Road Closed at Mile Marker 3
May 26, 2010
– The Boundary Pond (Mountain Lake) Dam in Pittsburg, N.H., will be breached as soon as possible for reasons of public safety. Anglers and paddlers should seek alternative waters.

Endangered Piping Plovers Present on N.H. Beaches this Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 2010 – The breeding season for the state endangered and federally threatened piping plover shorebirds is underway on the N.H. seacoast. Beach-goers are asked to be aware that plovers are present this upcoming Memorial Day weekend and take caution to protect them on N.H. beaches now and throughout the summer.

Last Chance to Enter the 2010 Moose Hunt Lottery – Deadline Is May 28
May 21, 2010 – Want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall?  Then you better get moving!  The deadline for entering the 2010 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery is Friday, May 28, 2010. 

Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers Target Watersheds, Wildlife and Ecosystems
May 20, 2010 – Two summer institutes for teachers offer a chance for educators to get in-depth training about watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. 

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced
DMay 20, 2010 – Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have set the allowable landing days for the beginning of the 2010 Area 1A Atlantic herring fishery. 

Volunteers Needed for Dragonfly Survey; Training Offered in May/June
May 19, 2010
-- By May 7, more than 20 dragonfly species had been found by the New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey this year, including the state-endangered ringed boghaunter. Volunteers are needed to help with the survey, especially in New Hampshire's North Country.

Public Hearing on 2011 Fishing Rule Proposals on June 16, 2010
May 17, 2010 – Freshwater anglers can learn more about and comment on 2011 N.H. fishing rule proposals at a public hearing on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H. 

Public Hearing on Field Trial Rule Proposal on June 2, 2010
May 17, 2010
– A Fish and Game rule proposal establishing a new set of regulations for the conduct of field trials will be discussed at a public hearing on June 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

Public "Open House" May 24, 2010, on Marlborough Public Boat Access Project
May 17, 2010 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seeking public comment on a proposed public boat access project on Meetinghouse Pond in Marlborough at an "Open House" on May 24 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and again from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Marlborough Town Hall.

Wild Turkeys; Fox Family; Turtles of N.H. - All in the New Issue of NH Wildlife Journal
May 12, 2010 – Triumph of the turkey; Through the seasons with a red fox family; turtles of N.H. – it's all in the in the May-June 2010 issue of “New Hampshire Wildlife Journal” magazine.

North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop Offered – Sign up by May 28, 2010
May 11, 2010 – Want to learn how to fly fish and get in a visit to beautiful northern New Hampshire?  Sign up for a beginning fly-fishing weekend offered June 5 and 6, 2010, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown.

Moose Lottery Deadline Is May 28, 2010 – Don't Miss Your Chance!
May 11, 2010 -- Want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall?  Then get your application in for the 2010 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by May 28, 2010!

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
May 10, 2010: Women - registration is now open for an exciting day of deep sea fishing off New Hampshire's coast with the N.H. "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" program on Sunday, June 13, 2010. 

Deadline for Teens to Apply for N.H. "Natural Leaders" Summer Program: June 1, 2010
May 4, 2010 –
The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for a 10-day summer camp for teens ages 14-17 who are interested in the environment: the N.H. Natural Leaders Program. Sign up for this exciting program by June 1, 2010.

Discover Dover's Migrating Fish at Free Family Event May 15, 2010
May 4, 2010 – Bring the family for an up-close look at migratory fish at a free event on May 15 exploring the fish ladder on the Cochecho River in downtown Dover, sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and the Children’s Museum of N.H.

Body of Missing Man Found in Dummer
May 4, 2010 -- A joint search effort conducted by Fish and Game Conservation Officers and N.H. State Police in the Phillips Brook area of Dummer, N.H., resulted in the recovery of the body of Robert Cloutier, age 55, of Berlin.

Claremont, N.H., Man Injured in Hunting-related Shooting
May 3, 2010 - A Claremont man hunting on the opening day of turkey season was injured in a hunting-related shooting incident in Hanover, N.H.

Recovered Body from Connecticut River Identified as Missing Kayaker
April 30, 2010 -- Fish and Game today stated that results of an autopsy have positively identified the recovered body from the Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H., on April 29, to be that of missing kayaker Alan Benjamin of Rochester, Vt. 

June 5 Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire
April 30, 2010 – N.H. Free Fishing Day will be here on Saturday, June 5, so make plans to get out and cast a line with family and friends.

Closure Date Set for Northern Shrimp Fishery
April 30, 2010 – At a meeting today, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section took emergency action to approve an early closure for the 2009/2010 northern shrimp season.

Successful Night Rescue of Massachusetts Couple Lost on Mt. Monadnock
April 30, 2010 – A Massachusetts couple was rescued on Mt. Monadnock late Thursday evening (April 29) after becoming lost when darkness overcame them before they could return to the trailhead.

Body Recovered from Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H.
April 29, 2010 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers recovered a man's body from the Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H. late on April 29, 2010.

Fish and Game Investigating Fatal Dirt Bike Accident in Groton, NH
April 29, 2010 -- N.H. Fish and Game is investigating a fatal accident that occurred during the afternoon of April 29, 2010, involving a young man from New Hampshire who was operating a dirt bike in Groton, N.H.

Missing Hiker in Franconia Safely Located
April 27, 2010
-- The search for lost hiker Peter Murphy of Littleton near Mt. Lafayette successfully concluded shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27.

Search Underway for Missing Hiker in Franconia, N.H.
April 27, 2010 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a search underway for a missing man presumed to be hiking in the Mt. Lafayette area of Franconia, and seeks information from anyone who may have seen the hiker.

Saltwater Anglers:  You Must Sign Up for the National Angler Registry
April 27, 2010 – N.H. Fish and Game reminds saltwater anglers that a new federal law requires most New Hampshire saltwater recreational anglers and spearfishers to register before they fish.

Emergency Public Hearing to Consider Closing 2009/2010 Shrimp Fishery
April 26, 2010 – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will hold a public hearing via conference call on Friday, April 30, 2010, at 9:30 a.m., to determine whether action is needed to prevent significant landings overages that might occur if the fishery continues through May 29.

Marine Rule Hearing May 10 on Gear Restrictions, Salters and the Winnicut River
April 26, 2010 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.  The proposed rules would affect those taking marine fish by gill net, mobile gear or hook gear and persons taking salters in the Winnicut River.

Public Meeting May 14, 2010, on Commercial Herring Landing Days Restrictions
April 26, 2010 -- A public meeting to discuss the allowable landing days for commercial Atlantic herring harvesters during the 2010 fishing season will be held on May 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H. 

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Public Meeting: May 19, 2010
April 26, 2010 – The public is invited to provide input on the programs and activities of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, as managed by N.H. Fish and Game, at a public meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Department's Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland.

New Purity Lake Cartop Boat Access Facility in Eaton Closed during Construction
April 23, 2010 – Anglers, canoeists and kayakers will have a new cartop boat access site to enjoy on Purity Lake in Eaton, N.H., once work is completed on a new cartop boat access site being built there by Fish and Game. The site is closed to public use until construction is completed. 

Broodstock Salmon Anglers: Ready, Set, Fish!
April 23, 2010 –Fish and Game will begin stocking big broodstock Atlantic salmon into the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers around the first weekend in May. The fish will be spread between stocking sites in Bristol, Franklin, Concord and Bow, N.H. 

Leave Young Animals Alone -- Keep Wildlife Wild
April 21, 2010 – With the early spring weather, people are getting outside more and some are observing young animals. 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.

Lost Hikers Rescued on Mt. Monadnock
April 19, 2010 -- A pair of hikers from Rindge, N.H. -- Frank Strasser, age 29, and his sister Sharon Strasser, age 27 -- were rescued late last night (April 18) after becoming lost on Mt. Mondanock.

New Hampshire Announces 2010 Moose Permit Auction
April 16, 2010 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire officially opens its second annual Moose Permit Auction today. As the official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. 

2010 Spring Gobbler Season Looks Good for N.H. Turkey Hunters
April 16, 2010 – New Hampshire’s turkey hunters can expect a productive spring gobbler season, according to N.H. Fish and Game Department turkey biologist Ted Walski.

Tips for Turkey Hunters on Good Landowner Relations
April 16, 2010 -- Hunters getting out for New Hampshire's spring turkey season (May 3-31) can do a lot to help promote positive landowner relations, says Charles Miner, Landowner Relations Coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game.

Time to Sign Up Online for May Hunter and Bowhunter Education Courses
April 16, 2010 – Now is the time to register for Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes, so you can get your hunting license and head for the woods! Many new courses begin in May.

Basic Navigation Workshop (Map & Compass): May 15 in Holderness - COURSE FULL
April 15, 2010: Learn to find your way in the wilderness at a beginning level map and compass navigation workshop being offered Saturday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Injured Skier Rescued From the Backcountry of Mt. Washington
April 14, 2010 -- On the afternoon of April 14, 2010, a multi-agency rescue was conducted in Ammonoosuc Ravine on the western side of Mt. Washington to extract an injured backcountry skier.

Designated Trout and Fly-Fishing-Only Ponds Open April 24, 2010
April 14, 2010 -- Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens this year on April 24, 2010, offering anglers the chance to experience exciting fishing in some of the Granite State's most scenic surroundings. 

N.H. Fish and Game Eligible to Receive $740,673 in Federal Funds to Conserve Nongame Wildlife; Matching Funds Needed
April 14, 2010
-- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced that N.H. Fish and Game is eligible to receive State Wildlife Grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, totaling $740,673, to conserve wildlife and their habitats. To receive the funds, Fish and Game must match them with non-federal sources.

Free Talks in April on Fly Fishing, Northern Forest Canoe Trail
April 13, 2010 – There are two talks left in Fish and Game's free Wednesday evening sessions on outdoor topics: Explore fly fishing with veteran angler Angus Boezeman on April 14; and hear about adventuring on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on April 28.

Young Stratham Artist Earns Top Honors in State Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
April 13, 2010 – Samantha Merrill, age 10, of Stratham, N.H., has taken top honors among young New Hampshire artists in the 2010 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest.  

Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 17
CONCORD, N.H. -- Celebrate Earth Day by bringing the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day -- Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  Admission is free.

Winter Surveys Show White Nose Syndrome Significantly Affecting N.H. Bats
April 12, 2010 -- Winter surveys by biologists show that the deadly bat disease called White Nose Syndrome is having a dramatic impact on New Hampshire's bat populations. 

New Hampshire’s Youth Turkey Weekend – May 1-2, 2010
April 9, 2010 -- New Hampshire’s 2010 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway on May 3. 

Reimbursement Request Will Not Be Pursued for 2009 Rescue of Scott Mason
April 9, 2010 – The N.H. Attorney General and the N.H. Fish and Game Department have decided not to pursue reimbursement of costs for the extensive search and rescue operation in 2009 for then-17-year-old hiker Scott Mason of Halifax, Mass.

Hikers, Be Smart:  It's Still Winter in the Mountains
April 2, 2010 -- With challenging backcountry conditions in mind, outdoors authorities are advising the Granite State’s springtime visitors to “Hike Safe.” Winter conditions can linger well into May in the White Mountains.

2009 N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary Available
April 2, 2010 -- Wildlife biologists from New Hampshire Fish and Game have finished tabulating the final numbers for the 2009 hunting seasons, and results are now available in the "2009 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary."

Don't Miss Your Chance To Hunt Moose in N.H.!
April 2, 2010 -- 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 available online or from any Fish and Game license agent.  The deadline is May 28, 2010.

Volunteers Needed to Help Stock Atlantic Salmon Fry
April 1, 2010 -- 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.

Summer Youth Programs Offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
April 1, 2010 – Youth ages 10-15 will have a chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills at summer youth programs being offered in July and August at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Registration opens April 1. See a 3-minute video about the program!

Safety Officials Warn of Spring Water Hazards
April 1, 2010
– The N.H. Marine Patrol and Fish and Game Department urge New Hampshire residents and visitors to use extreme caution and use appropriate safety equipment when boating on the state’s waterways during the early spring weather.

Milk Snakes and Blanding's Turtles Top RAARP Reporting for 2009
March 30, 2010
– The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has released new data on reptile observations made in the state during 2009 through the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP). Volunteers are needed for RAARP.

Calling New Hampshire Teens for N.H. "Natural Leaders" Program
March 29, 2010 – New Hampshire teens ages 14-17: consider applying for the N.H. Natural Leaders Program -- a high school leadership development program designed to inspire emerging environmental and community leaders. Deadline: May 15.

Hiker Rescued after Surviving 1,500 Foot Fall in White Mountains
March 29, 2010
– A White Mountain hiker was rescued Sunday evening after surviving a perilous fall down the slope of King Ravine.  Trails above treeline remain icy, warn COs.

Search Effort Continues for Connecticut River Kayaker
March 26, 2010 -- Rescue teams continued the search today for Alan J. Benjamin, age 65, of Rochester, Vt., whose kayak was found overturned in the Connecticut River yesterday, March 25, 2010.

Free Seminar: "Inside Turkey Hunting" March 31 and April 7 in Concord
March 26, 2010 -- Get ready for a great spring gobbler season by coming to a free Wednesday evening talk on turkey hunting at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, March 31 or April 7.

Registration Opens for BOW "Navigating in the Outdoors" Workshop - May 1
March 26, 2010 -- Learn how to find your way in the wilderness at a one-day "Beyond BOW" Navigating in the Outdoors Workshop on Saturday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. 

Opening Day for Landlocked Salmon/Lake Trout Fishing April 1
March 25, 2010 -- Enthusiastic anglers will be out in force on April 1 for the start of the open-water fishing season on landlocked salmon/lake trout-managed lakes -- the true start of spring for many New Hampshire anglers.

Marine Patrol Urges Caution Due to Cold Water Temperatures
March 25, 2010 -- The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is urging all citizens, visitors and patrons of the Granite State to use caution when on or near the water in the coming weeks because of high water and cold water temperatures.

Change in Federal Recreational Cod Fishing Season; Winter Flounder Closure
March 25, 2010 – Saltwater recreational anglers should take note of two changes affecting fishing seasons: Federal rules have changed the opening date for the recreational take of Atlantic cod; also, there will be a brief closed season for the taking of winter flounder by recreational anglers.

Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H., May 15-16, 2010
March 24, 2010 – Join the “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Harris Center for Conservation Education for a free workshop offering you the chance to learn about the exciting sport of fly-fishing -- May 15-16 at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H.

NH Wildlife Action Plan Maps: New Maps and GIS Data for 2010
March 22, 2010 - The N.H. Wildlife Action Plan maps, which depict the location of habitat types and ecological condition of habitats for the state, have been revised, and new maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data are now available for the towns, groups and individuals that use them for research and planning.

Four Honored by Fish and Game Commission for Commitment to Conservation
March 22, 2010 -- Four New Hampshire citizens and organizations have been recognized by the N.H. Fish and Game Commission with Awards of Excellence for their efforts in the conservation field in support of the Fish and Game Department's mission. Photos and info on the 2009 award winners...

Registration Opens for Overnight Backpacking Adventure for Women
March 19, 2010 -- Registration forms are now available for the new spring "Beyond BOW" Backpacking Adventure for Women on May 8-9. You can find a brochure and registration form at www.nhbow.com.

Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in New Hampshire's Deer
March 19, 2010 -- New Hampshire’s white-tailed deer population once again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), based on monitoring data gathered during the 2009 hunting season. 

BOW Turkey Hunting Workshop for Women: April 23-25, 2010, in Rindge, N.H. -- CANCELLED
March 17, 2010 – Are you a woman interested in learning how to hunt wild turkeys?  Signing up now for a "Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Turkey Hunting weekend workshop April 23 – 25 at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge, N.H.

N.H. Hearing Scheduled on Atlantic Sea Herring Draft Addenda II & III
March 16, 2010 -- New Hampshire's hearing to gather public comment on Draft Addenda II and III to Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Sea Herring will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth, N.H.

Many Hunter and Bowhunter Education Classes Offered in April – Sign up Now!
March 12, 2010 -- Don’t miss opening day of your favorite hunting season because you didn’t get the Hunter Education certification class you needed. See list of courses starting in April.

Evening Talks on Fishing, Turkey Hunting, Paddling – Free at Fish and Game
March 12, 2010 -- Get ready for a great season of fishing, turkey hunting and paddling with the free Wednesday night speaker series from March 24 through April 28 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord. Pre-registration required.

Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 17, 2010
March 12, 2010 -- Celebrate Earth Day by bringing the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  Admission is free.

State of New Hampshire’s Birds Report Released
March 11, 2010 - The “State of New Hampshire’s Birds” report, released today by New Hampshire Audubon and the NH Fish and Game Department, is the first to summarize population trends for all of New Hampshire’s breeding birds -- a total of 186 species.

In The Blood:  Movie Night for Hunters and Their Families March 19 in Concord
March 9, 2010 – A movie night is coming up that may be of interest for hunters and their families.  The film "In the Blood" will be playing one night at the Red River Theatres in Concord, N.H., on Friday, March 19, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

N.H.'s Endangered Fish; Strategies for Walleye Anglers; and Access to Public Waters – All in the Latest Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal
March 9, 2010 – Learn the secrets for pursuing one of North America's premiere gamefish – right here in New Hampshire!  The March-April 2010 issue of “New Hampshire Wildlife Journal” magazine explores walleye angling and more.

WILDLIFE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF N.H. WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
March 8, 2010 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, the official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members who bring to the organization a wealth of background and experience in hunting, fishing and conservation.

MEDIA ADVISORY: State of the Birds Report Release, 3/11/2010
March 8, 2010 -
Members of the media are invited to attend an event announcing the release of the “State of New Hampshire’s Birds” report from New Hampshire Audubon and the NH Fish and Game Department.

Public Hearings Set for Proposed Wildlife Rule Changes
March 8, 2010
-- Proposed rule changes affecting hunting and trapping seasons in New Hampshire for 2010 and 2011 will be discussed at three public hearings being held by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on April 5 in Lancaster; April 6 in Keene; and April 8 in Concord, N.H.

Injured Cross-Country Skier Carried off of Zealand Trail
March 6, 2010
-- Cross-country skier Jeanne Cleary of Watertown, MA, was rescued after injuring her leg while descending the Zealand Trail late Saturday morning (March 6) in the town of Bethlehem, N.H.

Registration Open for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Turkey Hunting Weekend
March 5, 2010 -- Interested in turkey hunting?  Sign up now for the new "Beyond BOW" Turkey Hunting Weekend Workshop, which will take place April 23 – 25, 2010, at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge, N.H.

Landscaping for Wildlife Seminar March 20, 2010, in Concord, N.H.
March 4, 2010 – Learn how to create wildlife habitat in your yard at a seminar called "Beautiful Backyard Habitats: Landscaping for Wildlife" being offered on March 20, 2010, at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, N.H. 

Ice Conditions Very Dangerous
March 4, 2010 – Ice is disappearing fast on many New Hampshire waterbodies, creating dangerous conditions in places and warmer weather is expected. All outdoor enthusiasts are urged to use extreme caution on the ice from this point forward.

Take Your Birdfeeders Down -- And Save A Bear!
March 4, 2010 -- Early spring-like conditions across N.H. have caused bears to get a jump start on the season.  Natural foods are scarce this time of year, so it is critical for homeowners to take action now to reduce the chances of attracting bears.

"Let’s Go Fishing" Wants YOU to Teach Fishing!
March 3, 2010 – Spring is in the air and Fish and Game is looking for experienced anglers to volunteer as fishing instructors for the Let’s Go Fishing program. The first step is to get certified by attending two required free training sessions.

Body of Missing Canoeist Recovered in Raymond
March 1, 2010 – On March 1 at about 4:00 PM, the body of Cassandra Ray, age 21, of Salem was recovered by search teams in the Exeter River approximately 80 yards downstream from where her canoe capsized on Friday, February 26, 2010.

Big Game Processing Workshop – April 3 in Holderness
March 1, 2010 – Learn how you can process your own big game animal from field to freezer at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H., on Saturday, April 3, 2010. THIS CLASS IS FULL 3/2/2010

Turkey Hunting Workshop - April 10 in Holderness
March 1, 2010 -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

Bobhouse Owners: Use Extreme Caution on Ice
February 26, 2010 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning people to be cautious as they are trying to remove their bobhouses from the lakes.

New Spring "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Programs
February 26, 2010 -- N.H.’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering three exciting new "Beyond BOW" workshops this spring, giving women a chance to explore turkey hunting; overnight backpacking; and map & compass skills.

2009 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced
February 24, 2010 -- Winners of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s 2009 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program have been announced, with trophy certificates in 19 categories going to winning anglers for the year, and two standing state records tied or broken. 

March 17 Fish and Game Commission Meeting to be Held in Greenland, N.H.
February 23, 2010 – A location change has been announced for the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s monthly meeting on March 17, 2010.  The Commission will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, N.H. 

Derry Man Killed after ATV Goes through Ice on Beaver Lake
DERRY, NH -- On Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 11:08 p.m., Edward Jackson, age 53, of Derry died in an OHRV accident on Beaver Lake. Jackson was operating a four wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the ice when he broke through near the open channel at the inlet.

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Peterborough March 6, 2010
February 19, 2010 – Join the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Peterborough Recreation Department for an introductory ice fishing class on Saturday, March 6, at the Peterborough Recreation Department.

Educators – Schedule a Classroom Wildlife Program; March 1 Deadline
February 19, 2010
-- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources have until March 1 to request spring 2010 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by N.H. Fish and Game volunteer docents. 

Introduction to Fly Fishing Classes Offered – Manchester/Nashua Area
February 17, 2010
– New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several "Introduction to Fly Fishing" classes in the Manchester/Nashua area that are open to the public.

Register Online for Hunter and Bowhunter Education Classes
February 12, 2010 – Now is the time to sign up for Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes in N.H. Registering for a Hunter Education class is easier than ever with a new online registration process.

New Hampshire Celebrates 30th Annual Mid-winter Bald Eagle Count  
February 11, 2010 – Wildlife watchers participating in the New Hampshire portion of the 2010 National Mid-winter Bald Eagle Survey located a record-high total of 75 bald eagles during a two-week count period in January. 

NH Fish and Game Seeks Hunter Education Instructors
February 5, 2010
– The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is looking for energetic people to join the 500+ volunteer instructors who have been helping teach Hunter Education in New Hampshire since 1948. Upcoming trainings available...

East Hampstead Man Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident
February 5, 2010 -- On February 4 at 10:30 p.m., Bernard Czeremin, age 52, of East Hampstead, N.H., suffered life-threatening injuries from a snowmobile accident on Big Island Pond in Hampstead. 

Public Hearing February 17 on Lobster Helper Rules
February 3, 2010 – A public hearing to discuss proposed rules that would affect who a person licensed to take lobsters may use as helpers on a lobster vessel, will be held on February 17 at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Try Your Luck in the 2010 N.H. Moose Lottery
January 26, 2010 -- Lottery applications are now available for the adventure of a lifetime - hunting moose in New Hampshire.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's 2010 moose hunt lottery is open!

Learn to Ice Fish at Winter "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop
January 27, 2010 – The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program, scheduled for February 20 still has space in the women’s “Ice Fishing Fun” class. 

Londonderry Man Killed in Late-night Snowmobile Crash in Stoddard, N.H.
January 23, 2010 – Aime J. Huard of Londonderry (age 52) was killed on January 22, 2010, when he lost control of his snowmobile,, causing it to roll and crash while crossing Highland Lake in the Town of Stoddard, N.H.

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford Starting January 30
January 22, 2010 - Join instructors from N.H. Fish and Game ’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program for a three-week Saturday ice-fishing class in Milford on January 30 and February 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 13.

Calling Young Wildlife Artists:  Enter the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp Contest
January 19, 2010 -- Young New Hampshire artists kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the N.H. Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2010.

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Greenland
January 19, 2010
– A free ice fishing class will be held on January 24, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Greenland Central School, 70 Post Road, in Greenland, N.H. Reservations required; call Cindy Smith at (603) 436-3769.

N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council
January 19, 2010
-- New Hampshire’s seeks three candidates to represent the state on the New England Fishery Management Council. To assist in filling these vacancies, the Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates’ interview night on February 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Maine Hiker Spends Unexpected Night on Mt. Moosilauke
January 16, 2010 
-- Richard Barrie (64 years old) of Kittery Point, Maine, spent Friday night (January 15, 2010) stuck out on Mt. Moosilauke in Benton, NH, in frigid temperatures and high winds.  He reached safety the following day.

Weekend Snowmobile Fatality in Charlestown
January 17, 2010
-- Charlestown Emergency Services and New Hampshire Fish and Game were called to a snowmobile accident in the vicinity of North Hemlock and Old Claremont Roads. The victim was 43-year-old Leland Judd Jr. of Claremont.

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered at Lebanon Recreation Department
January 15, 2010
– The Lebanon Recreation Department and instructors from the N.H. Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program will present a three-session ice fishing class in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesdays from January 19 -30.

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Set for Saturday, April 17
January 15, 2010 -- Bring the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.  Admission is free. 

Use Extreme Caution on the Ice
January 15, 2010 – Winter recreational activities are in full swing, but anglers, skiers and snowmobilers are being urged to use extreme caution when going out onto ice-covered waterbodies, N.H. Fish and Game officials warned today.

Register Now for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop
January 14, 2010 -- Registration is now open for the 2010 Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop, which will be held on February 20, 2010, at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Massachusetts Man Injured in Bartlett, N.H., Snowmobile Crash
January 14, 2010 – Prakash Ligal, age 29, of Somerville, Mass., sustained a serious injury to his hand in a snowmobile crash on January 13 in Bartlett, N.H.

Northern N.H.: Weekend Snowmobile Incidents, Missing Skier Located
January 11, 2010 – New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers responded to multiple incidents in the North Country over the weekend.

Bobcat Researchers Seek Public Help In Cheshire County
January 11, 2010 -- If you observe the persistent presence of a bobcat on your property in Cheshire County, New Hampshire Fish and Game would like to hear from you to help with a bobcat study. 

Wildlife Control Operator Class Offered January 21, 2010
January 7, 2010 – The annual New Hampshire Wildlife Control Operators training class will take place on January 21 at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H.

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop – January 23 in Holderness
January 7, 2010 -- Learn about snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

Missing 70-year-old Cross Country Skier Rescued in Waterville Valley
January 7, 2010 -- A cross country skier who had become lost was located by rescue personnel around 9:00 p.m. last night (Wednesday, January 6, 2010) in Waterville Valley, N.H. 

“Citizen Biologists” Asked to Report Wild Turkey Flock Sightings
January 6, 2010 – N.H. citizens are being asked to report sightings of turkey flocks seen from now through March 31, 2010, by filling out a simple electronic survey form posted on the Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com/turkeysurvey

Missing Hiker Rescued on Mount Moosilauke
January 5, 2010 – Missing hiker Patricia Dewey, age 50, of Thetford, Vermont, was rescued Monday night (January 4, 2010) by N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers on Mount Moosilauke in Benton, N.H.

Massachusetts Man Killed in Pittsburg, NH, Snowmobile Crash
January 5, 2010 -- Wayne W. Armstrong, 60, of Tyngsborough, Mass., was killed last night when the snowmobile he was operating crashed into several trees off Indian Stream Road in the town of Pittsburg, N.H.


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