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150th Anniversary Photos

Welcome to the photo page for our 150th anniversary observance.


MEDIA – These images are available for one-time use in print, broadcast or online format. We encourage their use to help tell the story of Fish and Game’s 150 years of history. For high-resolution photos, select an image. Please credit NHFG archives.



On October 21, 1965, 16 year-old Charles Morneau and his father Philip were hunting at Cedar Pond in Milan, NH. When the two became separated Philip Morneau called area Conservation Officer Arthur Muise to help find his son. Muise entered the woods shouting for young Charles. Hearing Muise, Charles fired off a few shots to alert Muise to his location. Soon Charles was found nearby at an abandoned logging camp. Fearing a long and cold overnight stay, he had made a bed in a feed trough found at the old stable. When asked how he knew what to do in such a situation, Charles stated he learned these valuable safety measures through the Department’s hunter safety courses.

historical photo

Fish and Game officer from the Twin Mt. Fish Hatchery, Raymond W. Evan and Mother Hattie Evans pose for the camera in Nov. 1949. Raymond W. Evans was a great hunter since he was young. Mother Hattie was the first woman to shoot a Canadian Lynx (1929).

Photo shared by Raymond W. Evans.



The 1927 field force of game wardens;
uniforms had first been provided in 1926.


Hunter Safety class, 1962. New Hampshire
pioneered the first hunter safety education classes in public schools in the late 1940s.



Boy with pickerel. New Hampshire’s long tradition of outdoor recreation continues today.


Deer Harvest: The gang arrives home from a
hunting trip – Manchester, NH, 1947.



Biologist Ted Walski with one of 25 wild turkeys released in NH in 1975, the start of a successful restoration effort. Today, NH is home to more than 40,000 wild turkeys!





Pheasant hunting has long been a popular fall
pastime in the Granite State.


NH Fish and Game 150th Anniversary logo



Woman fly fishing for trout Swift River,
Pasaconaway, by Uel Gardner


This NH Fish and Game 150th Anniversary
commemorative badge is being worn by Conservation Officers throughout 2015.


Illegal hunter

On May 25, 1900, President William McKinley signed the Lacy Act. The Lacey Act prohibited the trade or sale of wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed or transported. The act was passed to quell the trend of illegal commercial hunting that was threatening many game species in New Hampshire and across the country.

historical photo

July 19, 1929. Hattie Evans and the Canadian Lynx she shot outside her home. She is holding the rifle that she used. When Hattie was younger she used to accompany her husband Loring on hunting trips. Hattie is considered the first woman in New Hampshire to shoot a Canadian Lynx.

Photo shared by Raymond W. Evans.