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Boat Ramp Closures in Ossipee and New Durham

April 25, 2018

Two boat access area ramps will be closed for one day each next week to allow for the installation of seasonal docks.

Moose Photo Survey Opens May 1

April 25, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's spring moose survey will be underway soon. The public is being asked to submit photos of moose taken in New Hampshire from May 1 through May 15, 2018.

New Hampshire Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set

April 24, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2018-19 waterfowl hunting season.

Hiking Season Is Here! Get Your Hike Safe Card

April 24, 2018

As you make plans to get outside to hike, bike, kayak, or climb, be sure you have your Hike Safe card.

Tips for Turkey Hunters on Good Landowner Relations

April 23, 2018

Hunters getting out for New Hampshire's spring turkey season (May 3-31) can do a lot to help promote positive landowner relations.

Public Information Meeting on Wildlife Corridors

April 23, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is inviting the public to an informational meeting on May 3, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. regarding wildlife corridors.

2017 NH Wildlife Harvest Summary Available

April 20, 2018

The 2017 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary is now available.

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk: Striper Fishing 101

April 20, 2018

Learn how to fish for stripers from a kayak, boat, or shore at a free talk being offered at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Free Fishing Day - Saturday, June 2

April 19, 2018

Take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 2, 2018.

New Hampshire's Turkey Hunting Season Is Approaching

April 18, 2018

New Hampshire's Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is set for April 28-29, 2018.

Scholarships Available for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Fall Workshop

April 18, 2018

Several scholarships are available to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire's BOW fall weekend workshop.

Take a Kid Hunting on Youth Turkey Weekend

April 17, 2018

New Hampshire's 2018 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway.

Designated Ponds Open April 28

April 17, 2018

Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens on the fourth Saturday in April -- this year's opening day is April 28.

Free Event: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day

April 13, 2018

Get in on the fun at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Fish and Game Department at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH.

NH Coastal Lobster Trap Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 21

April 13, 2018

If you're out for a walk on New Hampshire's beaches on Saturday, April 21, 2018, you may see more activity than usual.

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk: Turkey Hunting 101

April 13, 2018

Join seasoned turkey hunters Carter Heath and Fred Bird for a special Turkey Hunting 101 seminar at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. No pre-registration is required.

New Hampshire Frogs and Salamanders: Ready, Set, Go!

April 13, 2018

This week's rain, in combination with mild temperatures, signals the start of another regional marathon.

NH Fish and Game Decides to Radio-mark Resident Female Bear in Hanover

April 13, 2018

The female bear that was involved in repeated bear-human conflict activity in the town of Hanover over the past couple of years remains in the area after giving birth to 4 cubs this winter.

Paddling Film Festival Coming to Red River Theatres

April 12, 2018

See the best canoe and kayak adventure films from around the world at the Reel Paddling Film Festival at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Red River Theatres.

"Days Out" Meeting Scheduled for April 25

April 10, 2018

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on April 25, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., to discuss the allowable "days out" measures for 2018 commercial herring harvesters.

Butterfly Conservation in New Hampshire

April 9, 2018

Learn what biologists are doing to help New Hampshire's rare and endangered butterflies at a free talk being offered at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Mark Your Calendar: NH BOW Fall Workshop

April 9, 2018

Women interested in learning outdoor skills in a beautiful setting can learn about New Hampshire's fall BOW weekend workshop, which will take place September 7-9, 2018, at Rockywold / Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake.

BOW Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

April 6, 2018

Registration opens April 9 for an exciting day of deep sea fishing off New Hampshire's coast with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

Winter Bat Surveys Reveal Decreasing Population

April 5, 2018

Bats in New Hampshire have suffered from extremely high mortality rates since White Nose Syndrome was first documented in 2009.

Leave Young Animals Alone

April 4, 2018

If you encounter young 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.

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat

April 4, 2018

The NH Fish and Game Department and the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, with support from the NH Army National Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the City of Concord, will conduct a "prescribed burn" in areas on and near

Enter the New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery

April 2, 2018

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime.

Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook

April 2, 2018

Free youth day programs will be taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Submit Your Rabbit Sightings

March 30, 2018

Take photos, collect data, and make spring a season for citizen science.

Remove Bobhouses from Ice by April 1

March 29, 2018

Attention ice anglers: According to state law, all bobhouses (also known as ice shanties), must be removed from the ice no later than the end of the day on April 1.

Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing Opens April 1

March 27, 2018

April 1 marks the start of the open-water fishing season on New Hampshire's large lakes managed for landlocked salmon and lake trout.

Free Outdoor Adventure Talk: Get to Know NH Raptors

March 27, 2018

Learn about birds of prey at a free talk with Kevin Wall of New Hampshire Audubon on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Hearing on Proposed Menhaden Rules

March 26, 2018

NH Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed Atlantic Menhaden rules at 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 2018, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH.

Outdoor Adventure Talks at NH Fish and Game

March 22, 2018

Try a new outdoor adventure this spring! Free talks being offered by the NH Fish and Game Department in April will give you some great ideas.

Report Wild Turkey Sightings Through March 31

March 21, 2018

The N.H. Fish and Game Department reminds wildlife watchers to report sightings of wild turkeys. The Department's Wild Turkey Flock Survey is open through March 31.

Take Down Bird Feeders Earlier This Spring

March 20, 2018

As the winter season winds down and spring approaches, it is important to recognize that bears will become increasingly active throughout the state.

Get the Latest NH Wildlife Journal Magazine

March 19, 2018

High-tech wildlife watching, frolicking foxes, and more in the latest NH Wildlife Journal magazine.

Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock

March 19, 2018

NH Fish and Game Small Game Project Leader Karen Bordeau will present information on the status of New Hampshire ruffed grouse and the American woodcock.

Wildlife Rule Proposal Hearings Set

March 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold three public hearings on the 2018 hunting and trapping season rule proposals.

Emergency Rule Restricts Berry Brook to Catch-and-Release-Only Fishing

March 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has issued an emergency rule establishing Berry Brook in Rye, NH, as a "catch and release-only" fishing water.

Don't Put Off That Hunter Education Class

March 16, 2018

If you need a hunter education class, sign up now to get into a class this spring or summer.

Information Meeting Set on Limited Participation in Northern Shrimp Fishery

March 16, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is inviting local commercial harvesters to an informational meeting regarding development of a limited access license system for participation in the northern shrimp fishery.

Volunteers Needed to Help Create Habitat for Cottontails

March 15, 2018

NH Fish and Game and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension are seeking volunteers to help restore the habitat of the endangered New England cottontail rabbit.

Great Bay Discovery Center Seeks Exhibit Room Volunteers

March 15, 2018

The Great Bay Discovery Center is holding its annual exhibit room training for volunteers on April 12.

Great Bay Discovery Center Seeks Volunteer Educators for Spring Natural History

March 15, 2018

Looking for a Seacoast volunteer opportunity? The Great Bay Discovery Center is holding its annual spring educator training on April 11 at the Great Bay Discovery Center.

Public Information Meeting for Licensed Fishing Bait Dealers

March 14, 2018

The Inland Fisheries Division of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is reviewing its current Freshwater Fishing Bait Dealer rules and regulations to see if they can be improved to benefit bait dealers, Fish and Game, and the state's angling community.

Hearings Set for Proposed Off Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Rules

March 12, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold two public hearings on proposed re-adoptions of Chapter Fis 1500.

Snowmobilers and Others Urged to Exercise Caution

March 12, 2018

With yet another winter storm expected to deliver a bounty of snow this week, N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are again urging snowmobilers to use caution, especially when riding on lakes and ponds.

2017 Trophy Fish Program Winners Announced

March 9, 2018

The winners of the 2017 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program were recently announced.

Buffer Options for the Bay

March 9, 2018

N.H. Fish and Game's Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the New Hampshire chapter of the Nature Conservancy have co-led a project over the past few years aiming to better understand how to protect buffers more effectively in coastal New Hampshire.

Big Game Processing Workshop

March 9, 2018

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.

OHRV Wheeled Vehicle Registration Fees

March 7, 2018

Effective May 1, 2018, the fee for annual and 14-month wheeled vehicle registrations will increase by $30 for individuals who are not a member of a New Hampshire Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) club.

Snowmobilers Urged to Exercise Caution

March 7, 2018

With the impending winter storm, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division would like to remind snowmobilers to use caution when riding on lakes and ponds.

Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for March 21, 2018

March 7, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2018-2019 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, March 21.

Annual Mid-winter Bald Eagle Count

March 6, 2018

Wildlife watchers who participated in the New Hampshire portion of the 2018 National Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey located 97 bald eagles during a two-week count period in January.

Highlights of Fish and Game's 2018 Initial Wildlife Rule Proposals

March 2, 2018

2018 is a biennial season-setting year at NH Fish and Game. Data from New Hampshire's hunting seasons are reviewed every year to monitor the status of game species, but, unless otherwise necessary, changes are recommended every two years to make sure that season dates and bag limits are in line with population goals reflected in the state's ten-year Game Management Plan.

Commission Meeting Schedule

March 1, 2018

The NH Fish and Game Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. In April, the Commission will meet on Wednesday, April 18, which represents a change from the typical schedule.

NH Fish and Game Announces Unveiling of New Media Website

February 15, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is pleased to announce the launch of New Hampshire's WildSide, your source for engaging web-based video segments about wildlife and outdoor recreation in the Granite State.

Time to Sign Up for Barry Conservation Camp!

February 12, 2018

Registration will be open on February 15 for summer youth programs at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H.

Report Your Wild Turkey Sightings Through 3/31

February 9, 2018

The N.H. Fish and Game Department reminds wildlife watchers to report sightings of wild turkeys. The Department's Wild Turkey Flock Survey is open through March 31.

Ice Safety Awareness Urged

February 8, 2018

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers would like to remind outdoor enthusiasts to exercise caution when enjoying winter activities on or near the ice.

Moose Plates Help Fish and Wildlife

February 5, 2018

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."

Workshops Offered for Early Childhood Professionals

February 2, 2018

Two award-winning early childhood resources for educators and care providers of young children are being offered in February.

Tri-State Reciprocity Weekend Wrap Up

February 2, 2018

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 26-28).

Proposed Atlantic Menhaden Rules for 2018

February 1, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed Atlantic Menhaden rules at 7:00 p.m. on February 12, 2018, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH.

2018 NH Moose Hunt Lottery Opens

January 29, 2018

New Hampshire's 2018 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State.

Public Hearing on Public Boat Access Rules

January 25, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 20.

Public Meeting on Bass Tournament Issuance Process

January 25, 2018

The NH Fish and Game Department's Inland Fisheries Division feels is reviewing its bass tournament permit issuance process. To provide an opportunity for input, there will be a public information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on February 15, 2018, at NH Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

Learn to Tie Flies with NH BOW

January 22, 2018

The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing Program are teaming up to offer a five-week fly-tying course for women this winter in Hillsborough, NH.

Read the latest NH Fishing Report - Special Ice Fishing Edition

January 19, 2018

Welcome to a special "mid-January" edition of the New Hampshire Fishing Report. Prior to last week's brief warm-up, extended bitter cold weather has led to favorable early season ice conditions across the Granite State.

Discover WILD NH Day Set for April 21

January 18, 2018

Save the date! Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is set for Saturday, April 21.

Trophy Fish Program Entries Due by January 31

January 16, 2018

If you caught a big fish in 2017 and want to enter the NH Fish and Game Department's Trophy Fish Program, applications must be submitted by January 31.

Tri-state Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend

January 16, 2018

The New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine reciprocal snowmobile weekend is fast approaching, coming January 26-28.

New Hampshire Moose Collaring Complete

January 16, 2018

New Hampshire moose collaring for 2018 has been completed, and the capture crew has moved on to Vermont.

Let's Go Fishing! Free Winter Ice Fishing Programs Offered

January 12, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing Program offers free ice fishing classes at many locations around the state.

Don't Miss Out: Second Annual Winter Free Fishing Day in NH

January 12, 2018

Take advantage of New Hampshire's second annual winter free fishing day on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Service Interruption on Fish and Game Sales for a Limited Time

January 11, 2018

If you're planning an early morning fishing or snowmobile trip this Sunday, please note that you'll have to wait until after 8:00 a.m. to buy your license or register your snowmobile that day.

Pollinator Studies to Begin at New Hampshire's Concord Pine Barrens

January 11, 2018

An exciting new regional project will be starting this summer in the pine barrens of Concord, NH

Get the Latest NH Wildlife Journal

January 10, 2018

American marten, gray seals, ice fishing, and more in the new issue of NH Wildlife Journal.

Chopper Overhead Signals Moose Collaring Underway in Northern NH

January 9, 2018

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

Still Room in Free Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop

January 9, 2018

There's still room in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's upcoming workshop where you can learn all about snowshoe hare hunting.

Free Ice Fishing Talk January 10, 2018

January 9, 2018

NH Fish and Game will host a free ice fishing seminar on Wednesday, January 10.

Volunteers Needed for Winter Cottontail Rabbit Surveys

January 8, 2018

This winter, wildlife biologists need help from citizen science volunteers to conduct surveys for Eastern cottontail rabbits in southern New Hampshire.

Rule Hearing January 26

January 8, 2018

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 26, 2018.

WORKSHOP: Winter Ecology Workshop for Educators

January 8, 2018

Project WILD is offering "Below Zero," a supplementary education program that focuses on the understanding of wildlife in frozen environments. That's certainly the Northeast for several months of the year!

WORKSHOPS: Exploring Nature with Young Children & Environmental Experiences

January 8, 2018

Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children and Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, are supplementary educational programs for young learners designed to connect children ages 3 - 7 with nature and wildlife.

NH Coverts Project Seeks Volunteers

January 3, 2018

The NH Coverts Project is accepting applications from new volunteers interested in taking part in the 2018 NH Coverts Project volunteer training workshop.

NH BOW Winter Workshop

January 2, 2018

Registration is open for New Hampshire's 2018 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop.

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