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Bull moose - Alan Briere photo

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Recreation in New Hampshire

Wildlife Watching in New Hampshire
How do you get started with wildlife watching? Tips from New Hampshire's watchable wildlife coordinator on learning how to find, observe and photograph critters safely and with minimum impact.

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OHRV: Riding Snowmobiles, All-terrain Vehicles in the Granite State
Find safety education classes for All-Terrain Vehicles, trail bikes and snowmobiles. Laws and frequently asked questions about Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) use in New Hampshire.

Boating in New Hampshire
Finding boat launch areas, safe boating tips, information on invasive aquatic plants, links to N.H. boater education and boater safety classes.

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Learning Outdoor Skills
From Hunter Education to Let's Go Fishing classes for all ages, to Barry Conservation Camp for youth, Fish and Game offers many opportunities for learning exciting new outdoor skills.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshops offer a chance to learn about outdoor skills like archery, fly-fishing, firearms use, camping, canoeing... and much more! The winter B.O.W. workshop explores winter outdoor skills, like ice-fishing, snowshoeing and winter survival. "Beyond B.O.W." courses are a chance to build your skills even further.

Stay Safe in the Outdoors
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Safe Hiking
Like to hike? Preparation is key for a safe, enjoyable outdoor experience on NewHampshire's miles of beautiful trails. Do you know the ten essential items that should be in your pack? Brush up on what you need to know before you hit the trail.

Surviving a night in the woods -- Outdoor survival tips ("Lost," courtesy of N.H. Wildlife Journal)

Safety On the Ice
In winter, before you venture out onto any frozen pond or lake to icefish, snowmobile, ski or snowshoe, play it safe by following these important guidelines for ice safety. Click here for tips on ice safety.

More Things to Do

NH Children In Nature Coalition
Great ideas for getting outside with your kids, grandkids, students and young friends!

Merrimack River Wildlife Heritage Trail
Check out the new Merrimack River Wildlife Heritage Trail - with 15 sites throughout the Merrimack watershed. If you're looking for cool new places to explore NH's outdoors, and maybe see some wildlife - click here for more information.

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Connecticut River Birding Trail
NH Fish and Game is a proud co-sponsor of the Connecticut River Birding Trail, which includes sites in the Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire. The sites represent the wide variety of habitats and wildlife found between the Massachusetts border and Canada. Three printed maps cover the southern, central and northern sections, highlighting descriptions and directions for a total of 128 sites. The website is not available at this time; please look for printed maps for sale at locations on both sides of the river.

Tourism and lodging partners -- click here to download "Ten things you can do to provide a wild time for your visitor" - filled with ideas to help you provide an authentic outdoor experience for New Hampshire's guests and residents.

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NH Fish and Game Dept.
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Concord, NH 03301

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