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American Marten, Gray Seals, Ice Fishing, and More in the New Issue of NH Wildlife Journal

Nicola Whitley: (603) 271-3211
Becky Johnson: (603) 271-3211

January 10, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. -- While concerns remain, elusive American marten, featured on the cover of the January/February 2018 New Hampshire Wildlife Journal, are making a comeback in New Hampshire. Shorter winters, warmer temperatures, and decreased snowfall all affect martens. Wildlife biologists are capturing important data to keep this species from returning to listed status on the Threatened and Endangered Species List.


Also in this issue, nature photographer Bob Michelson braved frigid weather and regulatory red tape to capture exciting photos of gray seals’ mid-winter mating rituals on the rugged islands off the New England coast.


Readers who are anglers will be inspired to try one of New Hampshire’s winter challenges -- catching lakers through the ice -- after picking up some tips and tactics in this issue.


Regular columns include On the Nature Trail, where we meet the wandering crossbill. Learn about the stealthy great horned owl in Wild Ways.  Our popular Warden’s Watch column follows the activities of Conservation Officers in the field.


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