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Commission March Meeting Change

February 22, 2017

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH.

Wonders of Wildlife Docents Needed

February 17, 2017

Are you are interested in sharing your interest in wildlife and aquatic resources with New Hampshire schoolchildren? Then consider becoming a Wonders of Wildlife Program volunteer docent for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department! A new series of six docent training sessions begins March 16, 2017.

Ice Safety Awareness Urged as School Vacation Weeks Get Underway

February 17, 2017

With the start of Massachusetts and New Hampshire school vacations over the next two weeks, thousands of snowmobilers, ice anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts will be recreating in the Granite State.

Do Not Feed Deer

February 16, 2017

Although you may feel bad for deer and want to help, the Fish and Game Department would like to remind the public to NOT FEED DEER.

Night Rescue of Canadian Hiker from Mount Lafayette

February 15, 2017

A Canadian hiker lost in whiteout conditions on top of Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains would likely not have survived the night if he had not been rescued by an overnight search coordinated by NH Fish and Game.

Proposed Number of Moose Hunt Permits Announced

February 14, 2017

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has proposed to reduce statewide moose hunt permit issuance from 71 in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

North Woods Law: New Hampshire Premieres on Animal Planet

February 10, 2017

It's here at last! The long-awaited television show produced for Animal Planet showcasing the work of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement and Biological staff is slated to premiere in March.

Introductory Fly Tying Course Offered in Claremont

February 9, 2017

Interested in learning the art of fly tying? The NH Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing Program is offering a free five-week introductory course.

Ice Fishing Course Offered in Lancaster

February 8, 2017

Interested in learning how to ice fish? Then register for a free ice fishing program with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program.

NH Wildlife Calendars - On Sale $5

February 3, 2017

There are still some 2017 NH Wildlife Calendars available.

Get the Latest Wildlife Journal Magazine

January 31, 2017

New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no commercial advertising. Subscription revenue helps the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conserve and manage the state's fish and wildlife, promote conservation education and maintain opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State.

Tri-State Reciprocity Weekend Wrap Up

January 30, 2017

Thousands of snowmobilers from Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and beyond descended upon the trails of the North Country to enjoy the Tri-State Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend (January 27-29), which allows snowmobiles legally registered in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to operate on trails in all three states.

Snowmobile Crash in Pittsburg, NH

January 26, 2017

Emergency crews responded to a snowmobile crash at Boundary Pond in the northernmost reaches of Pittsburg, NH.

2017 NH Moose Hunt Lottery Opens

January 25, 2017

New Hampshire's 2017 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime.

Moose Plates Help Fish and Wildlife

January 23, 2017

When you register your vehicle this year, show your support for New Hampshire's wildlife and wild places by buying a New Hampshire Conservation License Plate, or "Moose Plate."

Free Winter Ice Fishing Programs Offered

January 20, 2017

The temperatures are dropping, and lakes and ponds have formed some great ice this year. Now that the holidays are over, why not get outside and enjoy the New Hampshire winter by learning how to go ice fishing?

Legislative Subcommittee Meeting

January 20, 2017

There will be a NH Fish and Game Commission Legislative Subcommittee Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 8:00 AM, in the Director's conference room, at Fish & Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Forest Bait Permits to Be Issued by Lottery

January 19, 2017

Beginning in 2017, permits to bait wildlife on the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Forest, a 146,400-acre property located in Pittsburg, Clarksville and Stewartstown, NH, will be awarded by a lottery administered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Region 1 Office in Lancaster, NH.

Special Ice Fishing Report

January 19, 2017

Welcome to a special "mid-January" edition of the New Hampshire Fishing Report.

"Hannah's Cookies" Push Barry Conservation Camp Building Fundraiser to Goal

January 19, 2017

Proceeds from a young camper's cookie sale have pushed the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire over its goal of meeting a $22,500 matching grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to build a dining hall/classroom addition at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, NH.

NH BOW Courses on Tap for 2017

January 18, 2017

New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering an exciting lineup of courses in 2017 for women interested in learning outdoor skills.

Discover WILD NH Day Set for April 29

January 17, 2017

Save the date! The snow might be flying, but spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the NH Fish and Game Department's popular outdoor festival, Discover WILD New Hampshire Day. This free community event is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Volunteers Needed for Winter Cottontail Rabbit Surveys

January 17, 2017

This winter, wildlife biologists need help from citizen science volunteers to conduct surveys for Eastern cottontail rabbits in southern New Hampshire. On February 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Newington, UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Fish and Game will train volunteers to collect pellets from Eastern cottontail rabbits, a known threat to the state-endangered New England cottontail.

Still Time to Grab a Calendar

January 13, 2017

For a limited time, you can still get a 2017 New Hampshire Wildlife Calendar, published by NH Fish and Game.

2016 Trophy Fish Program Entries Due by January 31

January 13, 2017

If you caught a big fish in 2016 and want to enter the NH Fish and Game Department's Trophy Fish Program, applications must be submitted by January 31.

First-ever Winter Free Fishing Day in NH

January 12, 2017

If you've always wanted to try ice fishing, take advantage of New Hampshire's first-ever winter free fishing day on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Still Room in Free Workshop

January 11, 2017

There's still room in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's upcoming workshop where you can learn all about the exciting winter sport of snowshoe hare hunting. The free seminar will be held at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Educators: Schedule a Free Spring Classroom Wildlife Program

January 10, 2017

Teachers 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 February 28 to request spring Wonders of Wildlife presentations by trained New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents. There is no charge for the programs.

BOW Winter Workshop Registration Opens

January 9, 2017

Registration is now open for New Hampshire's 2017 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

Stonehouse Forest Awarded $1 Million Federal Grant

January 6, 2017

The 1,500-acre Stonehouse Forest in Barrington, NH, just got one step closer to being a reality with the announcement of a $1 million Federal grant from the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

N.H. Candidates Sought for New England Fishery Management Council

January 6, 2017

The State of New Hampshire has been notified by the National Marine Fisheries Service of four vacancies for the New England Fishery Management Council's at-large seats, one of which is currently held by Peter Kendall of New Hampshire.

Great Bay Reserve Manager Honored

January 5, 2017

Surrounded by colleagues and partners from around the nation, Cory Riley, Reserve Manager for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, was recently awarded the prestigious "Award for Outstanding Contributions" to the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Applicants Sought to Volunteer for Coverts Project Volunteer Training

January 5, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for this year's N.H. Coverts Project volunteer training workshop on May 3-6, 2017, at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield.

NH Schoolyard Action Grants

January 4, 2017

Are you an educator with a project in mind to involve students in enhancing the schoolyard for wildlife habitat, connect students with the outdoors, and integrate nature into student learning in line with the curricula? Grants from the New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants are now available for schools with students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve to help fund such nature-based projects.

Time Change for January N.H. Fish and Game Commission Meeting

January 4, 2017

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has announced a time change for its January meeting.

Winter Hiking Course Registration Opens

January 3, 2017

Registration is now open for New Hampshire's 2017 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop, "Explore Winter Hiking."

Chopper Overhead Signals Moose Collaring Underway in Northern NH

January 3, 2017

Northern New Hampshire residents may see a helicopter overhead in the coming weeks as approximately 45 moose cows and calves are collared for the third year of a four-year study of moose mortality and productivity.

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