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Wanted: Small Game Hunters - Take a Survey and Win a Gun

Karen Bordeau
(603) 271-2461

September 2, 2015

Ruffed grouseThe small game hunting season will be here before you know it.  Ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hare and squirrel are exciting to hunt and make excellent table fare.  Small game hunters have two N.H. Fish and Game Department surveys to participate in and possibly win a gun.


The first is the annual Small Game Survey, where hunters can help Fish and Game by providing data on their hunts.  The Small Game Survey provides Fish and Game with distribution, abundance and trend data on the state’s small game populations. Those who participate are entered into a raffle for a rifle donated by Sturm, Ruger and Co. Inc. Request a paper survey by calling 603-271-2461 or emailing


The second survey is the annual Ruffed Grouse Wing and Tail Survey.  Grouse hunters can participate by picking up grouse sample packets, which include envelopes and survey cards for two grouse samples, from any of the participating locations listed below.  Completed packets must be returned to one of these locations.  Packets will be available as of September 14, 2015.


All those who turn in completed and useable grouse survey packets will be entered into a drawing for a quality shotgun donated by the Ruffed Grouse Society.


Please let other ruffed grouse hunters know about this survey and help Fish and Game increase participation this year, and say thanks to these business owners for their support.  For more information on the grouse survey, call Karen Bordeau, N.H. Fish and Game Small Game Project Leader, at Fish and Game’s Region 2 Office in New Hampton, N.H., at 603-744-5470. 


For dates and details on small game hunting in New Hampshire, visit our website:


Grouse Wing and Tail survey packets can be picked up at the following locations:


  • N.H. Fish and Game Department, Headquarters, Concord, NH (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm)
  • Packets may be picked up and delivered to the licensing office on the 1st floor.  271-3422.
  • N.H. Fish and Game Department, Region 1 Office, Lancaster, NH (Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4 pm) 788-3164.
  • N.H. Fish and Game Department, Region 2 Office, New Hampton, NH (Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4 pm) 744-5470.
  • N.H. Fish and Game Department, Region 3 Office, Durham, NH (Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4 pm) 868-1095.
  • N.H. Fish and Game Department, Region 4 Office, Keene, NH (Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4 pm) 352-9669.
  • Errol General Store, 76 Main Street, Errol , NH (Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-7 pm; Friday 6:30 am-8 pm; Saturday 7 am-8 pm; Sunday 8 am-6 pm) 482-3235.
  • Old Corner Store, 764 Presidential Hwy, Jefferson, NH (Monday-Thursday 5 am-9 pm; Friday 5 am-10 pm; Saturday 6 am-10 pm; Sunday 6 am- 9pm) 586-7722.
  • Young’s General Store, 2792 North Main Street, Pittsburg, NH (Packets in tote box in the entryway of the store, which is open all the time) 538-6616.
  • Lopstick Lodge, 1st Connecticut Lake, Pittsburg, NH.  Open daily 7 am-9 pm 538-6659.
  • Tall Timber Lodge, 609 Beach Road, Pittsburg, NH.  Open daily 8 am-10 pm 538-6651.

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