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NH Fish and Game Commission

New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission members are appointed by the Governor, in consultation with the NH Executive Council. There are 11 members, one from each county in the state, plus one representing the coastal area*. Commission members must be well informed on the subject of fish and wildlife; no more than six commissioners may be members of the same political party.


*By law (RSA 206:2-a), the coastal commissioner must reside in Portsmouth, Seabrook, Rye, Hampton, North Hampton, New Castle, Newington, Greenland, Stratham, Exeter, Newfields, Newmarket, Durham, Madbury, Dover or Rollinsford.



NH Fish and Game Commission Meetings:
Commission meetings are regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month, 1:00 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH (get directions). Meetings of the NH Fish and Game Commission are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Commission Meetings:

  • *January 17, 2018 (agenda PDF Document)
  • February 14, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • *April 18, 2018


*Denotes time, date or location that differs from the regular meeting schedule.


Current Fish and Game Commissioners

Strafford County

Barry Carr, Secretary/Treasurer
285 NE Pond Rd
Milton, NH 03851
Tel: (603) 755-1175
Term: June 29, 2019


Fred Clews, Jr.
100 Landing Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-5072
Term: Sept. 13, 2017

Merrimack County

Christopher Hodgdon
644 Bound Tree Rd
Contoocook, NH  03229
Tel. (603) 746-1000
Term: June 29, 2022

Grafton County

Todd Baldwin
36 Chickenboro Rd
Thornton, NH 03285
Tel: (603) 726-3446
Term: June 29, 2019

Coos County

Eric G. Stohl
PO Box 75
Colebrook, NH 03576
Term: June 19, 2022

Hillsborough County

Walter Morse
103 Preston Rd
Hillsboro, NH 03244
(603) 464-3797
Term: June 29, 2018

Belknap County

John W. McGonagle
165 Potter Hill Rd
Gilford, NH 03249
(603) 524-3134
Term: June 29, 2016

Rockingham County

James W. Ryan
194 Old Mountain Rd
Northwood, NH 03261
(603) 942-8579
Term: June 29, 2018

Carroll County

David L. Patch, Vice Chair
PO Box 10
Glen, NH 03838
(603) 387-3771
Term: June 29, 2021

Sullivan County

Bruce Temple
14 Cherry Hill Rd
Claremont, NH  03743

(603) 543-0519
Term: June 29, 2020
Cheshire County
Robert Phillipson, Chair
195 Gunn Rd
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-8336
Term: June 29, 2020


Commission Awards of Excellence


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2017 Meeting Minutes



*Minutes are not final until approved by the Commission at the following meeting.


Minutes Archive




The Mission of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department


As the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:


  • Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
  • Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
  • Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.