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Airboat Team

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The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Airboat was acquired in 2004 through a Department of Homeland Security Grant.  In fall of 2016, with the assistance of the Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, it was fully restored to its current condition.

 

The Airboat is a specialized piece of equipment designed to travel where traditional boats cannot.  Its unique capabilities assist Conservation Officers in safely and effectively undertaking their duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • Dive Missions
  • Search and Rescue Missions
  • Thin Ice Rescues
  • Fish Stocking
  • Safety Details at Events
  • Specialized Patrol on Lakes and Rivers
  • Division Trainings
  • Assisting Other Agencies

 

Airboat Specifications

  • Make – 2004 Yankee Airboat
  • Motor – Chevrolet 350 ci
  • Horsepower – 300
  • Boat Length – 18 Feet
  • Boat Beam – 8 Feet

 

The Airboat Team consists of 8 operators strategically assigned throughout the State. Each operator initially attends a basic airboat operator course and then receives ongoing training that provides each with exposure to operating on surfaces such as deep water, shallow water, swift water, wetlands, ice and snow.

 

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