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NEWS RELEASES from N.H. Fish and Game
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Get Your 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar           
December 31, 2009 – Start the new year right by getting organized with a 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, with professional wildlife photography and hunting and fishing season dates. Visit www.wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html.

Get your season started by visiting Fish and Game at these outdoor events
December 31, 2009 -- Be sure to visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at several upcoming expos and events catering to outdoor enthusiasts. Opportunities to buy 2010 NH fishing and hunting licenses, get info, buy official merchandise, and more.

Public Hearing January 11 to Readopt Boat Access Rules
December 30, 2009 – A public hearing to readopt existing rules relative to boat access facilities will be held on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

NEW LAW IN 2010: Saltwater Angler Registry Takes Effect January 1
December 23, 2009
-- Starting January 1, most New Hampshire saltwater recreational anglers and spearfishers will need to be registered to fish for anadromous species in tidal waters or for any fish in Federal waters. 

2009 New Hampshire Deer and Bear Hunting Season Results
December 23, 2009 -- Based on preliminary deer registration tallies, N.H. hunters harvested 10,390 deer during the 2009 season. This preliminary statewide total kill was down about 5% from 2008, but is comparable to season results prior to 2006.

Winter 2010 Ice Fishing Classes Offered
December 21, 2009 – N.H. Fish and Game’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, will be offering several ice fishing classes open to the public this winter.  Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Call ahead to reserve your space.

Winter Hiker Brought Out to Safety
December 20, 2009 -- Search Teams worked throughout Saturday night (12/09) to bring a 45 year old Nashua, NH, hiker out of the White Mountain National Forest after he became delayed and off trail during a planned day hike.

Fish and Game:  N.H. Ice Conditions Not Yet Safe
December 18, 2009 – Many small lakes and ponds have frozen over, but ice conditions may not be safe, N.H. Fish and Game Department officials warned today. 

New Fish and Game Podcast Highlights Ice Fishing, New Angler Registry
December 16, 2009
– Check out the newest free podcast from New Hampshire Fish and Game to get in the mood for some serious ice fishing this winter. In the second feature, Marine Division Chief Doug Grout explains the new National Saltwater Registry that takes effect January 1, 2010.

2010 Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
December 17, 2009 -- As of today, you can buy your New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2010.  Get yours and be set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall. 

Bald Eagle Shot in Millsfield, N.H., Released after Successful Rehab
December 16, 2009 -- A bald eagle injured by gunshot in Millsfield, N.H., in late October was successfully rehabilitated and released into the wild near the Androscoggin River on December 15. 

Registration Open for Women's Fly Tying Workshop
December 14, 2009 -- Women who love fly-fishing and want to learn a new winter hobby can now sign up for a fly-tying workshop with master fly tiers Jim and Kris Riccardi starting January 27.

WILD Gifts for the Hunter, Angler or Wildlife Watcher
December 11, 2009 --If you're looking for a gift for a hunter, angler or wildlife watcher, check out New Hampshire Fish and Game's new online store at www.shopwildnh.com.

Laconia Man Arrested for Illegal Operation, Stolen Snowmobile
December 10, 2009 – John R. Williams of Laconia, age 25, was arrested for reckless conduct and disobeying a Conservation Officer, among other charges, and the snowmobile he was riding was found to be stolen property.

Hunters and Anglers:  Thank a Landowner Today
December 9, 2009 – The holiday season is an important time to extend thanks to landowners who share their land with you.  Tips and suggestions for showing your appreciation.

Last Call for Fish and Wildlife Conservation Award Nominations
December 9, 2009
– Time is running out to nominate deserving individuals or organizations who have made a difference in conserving New Hampshire’s wildlife, fisheries, open land and wild places for a N.H. Fish and Game Commission Award of Excellence. Deadline - December 31

Lost Hunter in Chesterfield Located
December 3, 2009 – Patrick Rinfret, age 50, an experienced hunter from Vernon, Vermont, was lost overnight in Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, N.H., but located by searchers today. 

2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendars Available
December 3, 2009
– Need a new calendar and love the outdoors?  The 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife calendar, produced by N.H. Fish and Game, is priced at $9.95.  You can order calendars online at www.shopwildnh.com.

Atlantic Herring Fishery to Close November 26, 2009–May 31, 2010
November 24, 2009 -- Commercial fishermen will be prohibited from landing Atlantic herring taken from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission after 12:01 a.m. on November 26, 2009, through May 31, 2010.

Climate Change Impacts to N.H.’s Coast, Wildlife, and Forest: Free Talk
November 24, 2009 -- Learn about the impact of climate change on New Hampshire’s special environments at a free talk on December 8, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH.

Fish and Game Launches New Online Store at Shopwildnh.com
November 23, 2009 – Just in time for the holidays, shoppers now have a great new way to purchase logo merchandise and other outdoorsy gifts from N.H. Fish and Game through a convenient new online store at www.shopwildnh.com

Deer Hunting Season Going Well; Bear Harvest High
November 18, 2009 – New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer hunting is going well. Through November 15, 2009, hunters had taken an estimated 7,220 deer in New Hampshire. This year’s N.H. bear harvest may be the second highest in history.

WILDLIFE ACTION GRANTS AVAILABLE
November 18, 2009 -- Teachers and community members interested in involving youth to make a difference for wildlife through habitat projects on schoolyards, public areas or community lands can apply to the Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program for start-up funds. Grant Application Deadline: February 1, 2010.

Northern Shrimp 2009-2010 Fishing Season Set at 180 Days
November 17, 2009 – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section has approved a 180-day fishing season for the 2009-2010 northern shrimp fishery, the same length as last year’s season.

Help the Needy and Bid for a Chance to Be on TV with Fish & Game
November 16, 2009 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is stepping up to help others by donating an opportunity to go fishing and appear on its “My Outdoors” television show on myTV.

Camp Traditions, Winter Wildlife Sleepers, and Teens Take to Nature – It’s all in the Latest Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal
November 16, 2009 – Stories told at hunting and fishing camp get better with the telling.  The November-December 2009 issue of “New Hampshire Wildlife Journal” celebrates that tradition with a look at one family’s stories.

Time Change: November 18 Fish and Game Commission Meeting to be Held at 6 p.m. in Lancaster
November 13, 2009 – A time change has been announced for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission’s monthly meeting on November 18, 2009. The Commission will meet at 6:00 p.m. at Fish and Game’s Region 1 Office on Route 3 (629B Main Street) in Lancaster.

Additional Sea Herring Landing Day Allowed
November 13, 2009 -- Commercial harvesters will have an additional day per week to fish for Atlantic herring (sea herring) starting Monday, November 16, 2009.

“Let’s Go Fishing” Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors
November 12, 2009 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seeking volunteer ice fishing or fly fishing instructors for its “Let’s Go Fishing” program, which teaches ice or fly fishing to youth and adults.

Fish and Game to Close Barry Conservation Camp for One-Year Hiatus
November 12, 2009 – Activities at Barry Conservation Camp, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s popular summer camp for youth in Berlin, N.H., will be on a one-year hiatus through 2010 to address infrastructure problems.

Have a Safe and Enjoyable Hunt This Season
November 10, 2009 – When you take to the woods this fall, every hunter should think and act in a manner that promotes safety as their first priority.

Stoneham, Mass., Woman Injured in Sunday ATV Crash in N.H.
November 9, 2009  – A Massachusetts woman, Amy Vaughan, age 24, of Stoneham, was injured in an ATV incident in New Hampshire on Sunday, November 8. 

Bald Eagle Shot in Millsfield, N.H.; Reward Offered for Information
Nov. 6, 2009 -- Officials are seeking information to aid an investigation into the shooting of a juvenile bald eagle off the Millsfield Loop Road in Millsfield in northern New Hampshire on or about October 22.

Marine Rule Hearing November 10 on Lobster Landing Application Changes
November 6, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes involving information required on various marine license applications on November 10 at 7 p.m. in the the Portsmouth Public Library.

2009 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend Results for New Hampshire
November 3, 2009 -- Preliminary reports show that young hunters succeeded in harvesting 346 deer during the 2009 Youth Deer Hunt Weekend in New Hampshire.

Marine Meeting on Sea Herring Landing Days
November 3, 2009 -- Commercial harvesters of Atlantic herring (sea herring) should note that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Atlantic Herring Section will hold a “days out” conference call on Thursday, November 12, 2009.

N.H. Fish and Game Department Earns Conservation Partners Award
November 3, 2009 -The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was recently honored with a Conservation Partners Award from The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

Two Self-inflicted Hunting-related Shooting Incidents in N.H., One Fatal
November 2, 2009 – Two hunting-related shooting incidents occurred in New Hampshire on Saturday, the opening day of the state’s muzzleloader season for deer.  One was fatal.

Time to Sign Up for Snowmobile Safety Class
October 30, 2009 – It's time to sign up for snowmobile education classes offered across the state.  To operate a snowmobile in New Hampshire, anyone over age 12 must have either a valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License or have successfully completed an approved OHRV Safety Education class.

Fish and Game Commission Seeks Nominations for Awards of Excellence   
October 30, 2009
– Do you know someone who has made a difference in conserving New Hampshire’s wildlife, fisheries, open land and wild places?  Honor them and inspire others by nominating them for an Award of Excellence!


N.H. Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters
CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.  The food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals.

2009 New Hampshire Moose Hunt a Success
October 29, 2009  -- New Hampshire’s 2009 moose season was a success. Hunters took 341 moose.  With a total of 522 permits issued, this represents a statewide success rate of 65%. 

Firearms Deer Season Starts November 11
October 29, 2009 – Opening day for New Hampshire’s regular firearms deer season takes place on November 11, 2009, a date anticipated with great enthusiasm by the state’s estimated 60,000 deer hunters.

Biennial Public Hearings Coming in November; November Fish and Game Commission Meeting Location Change
October 28, 2009 – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold two biennial hearings in November, giving the general public an opportunity to offer input on any aspect of Department operations.  The November Commission meeting will be held in Lancaster.

See Biologists in Action at “Salmon Sunday”  
October 28, 2009 -- Bring the kids and find out everything you wanted to know about New Hampshire’s freshwater fish and fisheries at New Hampshire Fish and Game's annual event, “Salmon Sunday,” at Pope Dam in Melvin Village on Sunday, November 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Rain Dampens Bald Eagle Breeding Success in 2009
October 27, 2009 – Following record breeding success in 2008, New Hampshire bald eagles experienced a far less productive breeding season in 2009. 

Sandown Woman Killed in Weekend ATV Accident
October 26, 2009 – Bette Brown of Sandown, N.H., age 53, died in a tragic All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident in Pawtuckaway State Park about 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2009.

Two hikers rescued on Sunday after being trapped by high-water conditions
October 25, 2009 --
Two overdue hikers who had ventured into the Pemigewasset Wilderness in Lincoln and gotten trapped by rising waters, were rescued Sunday.

Marine Meetings on Sea Herring Landing Days and Northern Shrimp Season
October 23, 2009 -- Two upcoming meetings will affect commercial harvesters of Atlantic herring and northern shrimp, species that are managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Moose Hunt Update: Half of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far
October 22, 2009 -- As of October 21, a total of 265 moose had been taken in the 2009 New Hampshire moose hunt, meaning that just over half of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the state’s moose hunt.

More Piping Plover Pairs Nest on N.H. Seacoast, but Few Young Survive
October 22, 2009 – The spring breeding season got off to a promising start for New Hampshire’s state and federally endangered piping plovers, but as the 2009 summer came to a close, just two chicks had fledged.

Get Your 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar!           
October 20, 2009 -- The all-new 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar has arrived, featuring twelve months of amazing wildlife photography, plus dates outdoor enthusiasts need to know.

Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 26% Success
October 19, 2009 – More than a quarter of New Hampshire’s moose hunters were successful during the first two days of the season, achieving a 26% success rate on the opening weekend of the hunt. 

Terns Fare Well at the Isles of Shoals in 2009, Despite Rain, Owl Predation
October 19, 2009 – A total of 2,377 pairs of state-threatened common terns, 40 pairs of state and federally endangered Roseate terns and 7 pairs of Arctic terns nested at the Isles of Shoals this year, according to the Nongame Program.

Winnicut River Dam Project Culminates in an Event and the Launch of a New Restoration Partnership
October 15, 2009 – Today state and federal agencies and nonprofit conservation groups celebrated the near-completion of the Winnicut River restoration project and launched the Partnership to Restore New Hampshire’s Estuaries. The project removed the Winnicut River Dam and will install a new fish ladder.

MARINE RULE HEARING ON WINTER FLOUNDER AND COASTAL SHARKS
October 15, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H. The hearing will be of particular interest to harvesters of winter flounder and coastal sharks.

Pulpit Rock Tower in Rye - Open House Oct. 17
The Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower, Inc., together with the State of NH, Fish and Game Dept., will hold the first ever open house at Pulpit Rock Tower in Rye, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 am to 2 pm. (From Foster's Daily Democrat)

Informational Meeting on Wild Goose Boat Access Site at Lake Sunapee, Oct. 20 in Concord
October 14, 2009
- State Senator Martha Fuller Clark has invited the public to learn more about the status of the proposed Wild Goose Boat Access Site on Lake Sunapee at an informational meeting on October 20, 2009, at 1:30 pm in the Legislative Office Building, 33 North State Street in Concord, Room 305-307.

Winnicut River Dam Removal Project Event, October 15 in Greenland, NH; Media and Public Invited to Celebrate Dam Removal and Launch of New Restoration Partnership
October 13, 2009 – On October 15, partners of the Winnicut River restoration project will gather near the site of the newly demolished Winnicut River Dam in Greenland, N.H. to celebrate the project’s recent successes and the culmination of about seven years of work.

N.H. Moose Hunt Is October 17 – 25, 2009
October 12, 2009 -- For nine exciting days, from October 17 to 25, 2009, lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire’s annual moose hunt. There were 515 permit holders drawn in this year’s lottery, randomly selected by computer from a pool of more than 14,500 applicants.

Big Fish / Wrong Place! Biologists Warn of Illegal Fish Introductions
October 9, 2009
- A recent catch from Lake Winnisquam has New Hampshire Fish and Game Department fisheries biologists sounding the alarm about illegal introductions of fish into the state's lakes. A large Northern pike of this size is a real trophy, yet this fish had been illegally transported to the Lakes Region and illegally stocked into Winnisquam.

Successful Season of Hunter Education Courses Done; Courses Resume in 2010
October 9, 2009
– Hunter Education courses in New Hampshire are now complete after a successful 2009 season; courses resume in early 2010. A few courses remain underway, but there are no new Hunter or Bowhunter Education courses available.

N.H. Youth Deer Hunt Set for October 24-25, 2009
October 8, 2009 -- Take a kid hunting on New Hampshire's youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2009.  This special weekend gives young people statewide the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor.

Grouse Hunter Shot in Foot in Self-inflicted Hunting-related Shooting
October 7, 2009 - North Country grouse hunter Allen Williams of Colebrook, age 41, shot himself yesterday and is being treated for a serious injury to his foot at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. 

Fall Turkey Hunting In New Hampshire
October 6, 2009 -- New Hampshire's five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place October 12-16, 2009, in 8 Wildlife Management Units in the Connecticut River Valley and southwest portions of the state. The fall archery season for turkey runs September 15 - December 15 statewide (except WMU A).

Snowmobile Vanity Decal Registration Deadline October 15
October 6, 2009 -- New Hampshire resident snowmobile owners take note -- the deadline for submitting an application for a vanity snowmobile registration decal is October 15.

CO Mark Hensel Wins Bronze Medal at 2009 World Police and Fire Games
October 6, 2009
– New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer Mark Hensel, of Sanbornville, N.H., brought earned a bronze medal in the Biathlon at the 2009 World Police and Fire Games, in Vancouver, Canada.

Two State Record Tautog (Blackfish) Caught in New Hampshire this Year
October 1, 2009 - The record for the biggest tautog, a saltwater species also known as blackfish, was broken twice in succession this year in New Hampshire. 

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing
October 1, 2009 -- Anglers looking for some challenging catch-and-release sport fishing while they're enjoying the fall foliage should head to the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers to hook the "King of Fish."

Injured Hikers from Rhode Island School Carried off Mount Monadnock
October 1, 2009 -- Two girls injured while hiking Mount Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire with a school group from Rhode Island Wednesday (09/30/09) had to be carried off the mountain by rescuers.

Small Game, Grouse Seasons Open October 1;
Take Part in the Small Game, Ruffed Grouse Surveys; You Could Win a Gun!

September 30, 2009 -- Small game and grouse seasons get underway in New Hampshire October 1.  If you hunt ruffed grouse, woodcock, rabbits, hares or squirrel, N.H. Fish and Game needs your help with two surveys it is conducting.

Pheasant Season Opens October 1
September 30, 2009 -- The hunting season for pheasant gets underwayin New Hampshire on October 1.  This year, New Hampshire Fish and Game will release 13,500 pheasants, purchased exclusively with revenues from the sale of pheasant licenses, at 74 stocking sites in 50 towns.  

“Hike Safe” this Autumn -- Be Ready for Winter-like Conditions in the Mountains
September 30, 2009 -- The changing season bring new challenges for White Mountain hikers. With the cooler days, shorter daylight hours, and even snow at this time of year, outdoors experts are advising the Granite State’s autumn visitors to “Hike Safe.”

Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the Interstate Fishery Management Plans for American Lobster, Atlantic Striped Bass, and Shad and River Herring
September 30, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game will host the public hearings addressing proposed changes to the Interstate Fishery Management Plans for several species on October 8, 2009, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Manchester Man Killed in Fall from Cathedral Ledge
September 29, 2009 -- Fish and Game Conservation Officers have recovered the body of a Manchester man who fell to his death from Cathedral Ledge in North Conway in an apparent suicide.

Croyden Woman Rescued
September 27, 2009 -- A 52-year-old Croydon resident was located by search teams shortly after 2:00 a.m. this morning (Sunday September 27, 2009) after a nightlong search effort. 

Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close September 27, 2009
September 23, 2009 -- Commercial harvesters are advised that the allowable Northern Region spiny dogfish quota for the 2009/2010 fishing season has been reached, and the New Hampshire fishery for spiny dogfish will be closed on Sunday, September 27, 2009, until further notice.

State's Peregrine Falcons Move Nesting Areas, but Post Record Number of Young
September 23, 2009 -- Peregrine falcons in New Hampshire produced 29 young this year, more than in any other breeding season during the past half-century. 

Winnicut River Dam Removal Begins in Greenland, N.H.
September 23, 2009 -- State and Federal Environmental Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations Combine Resources and Stimulus Funds and Efforts to Remove the Winnicut River Dam. Check out the Dam Cam!

Reminder -- National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour Is This Saturday
September 21, 2009 -- Don't forget, this Saturday, September 26, 2009, brings a hunting and fishing bonanza to New Hampshire in the form of the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour.  Admission is free. 

"GET OUT AND PLAY!" WEEKEND OCTOBER 3-4, 2009
September 21, 2009 -- Turn off the television and computer, gather the family and friends, dress for the weather, and head off for an outdoor adventure!  Whether you strike out on your own or connect up with an event, October 3rd and 4th is the weekend to Get Out and Play! 

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in New Hampshire
September 18, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today reported that one of its staff members, following up on a routine report of a mountain lion sighting, saw what is believed to be a mountain lion in a rural area of Barnstead, N.H.

Karner Blue Butterflies Back after Being Wiped Out Ten Years Ago
September 17, 2009 -- Ten years ago, New Hampshire's official State Butterfly -- the Karner blue -- had disappeared from the state. Now, thanks to dedicated conservation and restoration efforts by Fish and Game and many partners, Karners are being successfully raised in captivity and surviving once again on their own in the wild.

Free Evening Hunting Talks Offered this Fall
September 16, 2009 - Get primed for the fall hunting seasons at two free evening talks by area hunting experts and staff of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Woodcock, Migrating Waterfowl and Moose Hunt Featured in Latest NH Wildlife Journal
September 15, 2009 -- Wondering where those honking formations of geese are headed as they wing past high in the sky this time of year?  Find out where they're going and where they nested last summer; it's all in the September-October 2009 issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal

Still Time to Sign Up for Beyond "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend Sept. 25-27, 2009
September 15, 2009 -- There are still a few spaces left in the Beyond "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (B.O.W.) Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend being offered September 25 - 27, 2009, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H. 

Spawning Closure for Atlantic Herring Takes Effect September 21
September 14, 2009 -- Herring fishermen and dealers should be aware that herring spawning areas within the jurisdiction of New Hampshire will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on September 21 through 12:01 a.m. on October 20.

Weekend Mountain Rescue:  Injured Rhode Island Hiker Carried Out
September 14, 2009 -- An injured hiker on the Lonesome Lake Trail in Lincoln was carried to safety on Saturday night by Fish and Game Conservation Officers and other rescuers. The hiker was Michael Couturier of Wakefield, R.I., age 50.

Celebrate the Outdoors at the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour
September 10, 2009 -- This fall's big hunting, fishing event in the Granite State is the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour on Saturday, September 26.  Admission is free to this statewide celebration, which includes a giant outdoor sporting show at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord.

Additional Landing Day Allowed for Atlantic Herring Harvesters
September 4, 2009 -- Allowable landing days for commercial harvest of Atlantic herring in Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A will be increased from 2 to 3 days per week for the month of September.

Injured Hiker Rescued in Bethlehem, N.H., Overnight
September 4, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers rescued an injured hiker last night on the Gale River Trail in Bethlehem, N.H. Elyse George, age 21, of Lebanon, N.H., a member of the Dartmouth Outing Club, was hiking with a companion when she injured her ankle and had to be carried down the mountain trail. 

Five Highest Bids for the 2009 NH Moose Permit Auction Chosen
September 3, 2009 -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire today announced the results of its first annual Moose Hunting Permit auction, which generated more than $32,000 for the non-profit organization.

Atlantic Herring Section to Hold 'Days Out' Conference Call September 2, 2009
September 1, 2009 - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a conference call on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at 3:00 p.m., to discuss the allowable number of "days out" for commercial herring harvesters.  The public is invited to participate.

Two Littleton Teens Injured in Lisbon, N.H., Dirt Bike Crash
August 25, 2009 - Two teens were injured in a head-on collision between two dirt bikes in an inactive gravel pit in Lisbon at about 7:00 Monday night, August 24, 2009.

NH Children in Nature Conference October 1: "Building Nature-Based Communities"
August 25, 2009 - If you're interested in finding ways to encourage kids and families to get outside and more involved with the natural world, plan to attend the New Hampshire Children In Nature Coalition conference called "Building Nature-Based Communities" coming October 1, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Camp Yavneh in Northwood, N.H.

Leave Washed-up Lobster Gear Alone, Say Conservation Officers
August 24, 2009 - The heavy storm surge from Hurricane Bill has washed up dozens of lobster traps and related fishing gear along New Hampshire's coastline.

Media Invited to Join Executive Councilor Ray Burton for Tour of Fish and Game Facilities on August 31
August 24, 2009 -- News media and outdoor writers are invited to join District 1 Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Executive Director Glenn Normandeau on Monday, August 31, 2009, for a tour of several Fish and Game facilities and projects in Executive Council District 1.

N.H. Hunting Digest: Your Guide to Hunting in the Granite State
August 24, 2009 - New Hampshire's fall hunting seasons will soon be underway, and the best resource for exploring them is the 2009-2010 New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest.

Teen Dies in Late-night ATV Incident in Freedom, N.H.
August 24, 2009
- Nineteen-year-old Jason Phair, originally of Gorham, Maine, has died of injuries sustained in an All Terrain Vehicle incident in the early morning hours of August 24, 2009.  Family members have been notified.

Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour Coming September 26, 2009
August 21, 2009 - N.H. Fish and Game is orchestrating a statewide celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day this year. The 2009 Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour is set for Saturday, September 26, 2009. Admission is free.

2009-2010 N.H. Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Set
August 21, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game has set final season dates and bag limits for the 2009-10 waterfowl hunting season. The state's waterfowl hunting season remains similar to last year's, with a 60-day duck season and a six-bird daily limit.

Visit N.H. Fish and Game at the Hopkinton State Fair
August 19, 2009 -- While you're at the Hopkinton State Fair this September, be sure to visit the "Discover Wild New Hampshire Building" presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 

Name of Newfound Lake Drowning Victim Released; Recovery Effort Continues
August 19, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game has released the name of the man who is presumed drowned in a swimming incident while boating in Newfound Lake yesterday: Dennis Bistany, age 43, of Lawrence, Mass.

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
August 18, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands will be conducting a “prescribed burn” in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds in late summer and early fall.

Need a School or Club Fundraiser? Sell N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendars This Fall!
August 18, 2009 -- Now there's a great way to make money for your club or school, plus help the N.H. Fish and Game Department conserve wildlife and wild places -- Fish and Game is offering schools and clubs the opportunity to sell the new 2010 N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendar as a local fundraiser.

Introduction to Trapping Course Offered October 3 in Keene (BOW Event)
August 17, 2009
-- The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program and the N.H. Trappers Association present a one-day workshop "Introduction to Trapping" at Fish and Game's Regional Office in Keene, N.H., on Saturday, October 3.

Dirt Bike Accident Claims Life of 11-year-old Rider
August 17, 2009 -- A tragic weekend dirt bike accident claimed the life of 11-year-old Zachary MacDonald of Hampstead, N.H.

Hiker Rescued on Mt. Chocorua
August 15, 2009 – Wayne Shirley, age 73, of Durham, N.H., became disoriented after dark on the Carter Ledge Trail on Mt. Chocorua in Albany, N.H., on Friday, August 14; he was brought off the trail to safety on Saturday a.m.

Women-only Hunter Education Course Offered
August 10, 2009
-- Women who want to take Hunter Education and prefer learning in the company of other women can take advantage of a special Women-only Hunter Education Course offered by Fish and Game this fall. 

Hunter Education Now Offered Online     
August 10, 2009 -- There's a whole new way to take Hunter Education in New Hampshire -- the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is now offering a basic Hunter Education course online.

Waterfowl Season Meeting Set for August 19
August 4, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2009 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. 

2009 N.H. Moose Hunt Permits Available Through New Auction
August 3, 2009 -- This August, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is auctioning five moose hunting permits for the 2009 moose hunt, along with licenses, as part of a new program to support the conservation of wildlife and natural places.

Public Meeting August 3 on Adjustments to Commercial Herring Take Restrictions
July 31, 2009 -- A public meeting to discuss whether adjustments are needed to the allowable "days out" measures for commercial herring harvesters during the 2009 fishing season will be held on Monday, August 3, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 

Searchers Locate Patient from NeuroRehab Facility
July 31, 2009 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers successfully completed a search for a patient from Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H., on Thursday, July 30.

Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set; August 19 Waterfowl Hearing
July 29, 2009 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2009 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no significant changes from last year. A hearing has been set for establishing late-season dates.

Wetland Permit Approved for Wild Goose Boat Access Site on Lake Sunapee
July 29, 2009 -- The Department of Environmental Services (DES) Wetlands Bureau has approved the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's wetland permit application for construction of a new boat access facility at the Wild Goose site on Lake Sunapee in Newbury, N.H.

Women's Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop -- Sept 25-27, 2009
July 27, 2009 -- Women who have learned the basics of fly-fishing and are looking to build their skills have an exciting chance to learn more about this time-honored sport at a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman intermediate fly-fishing weekend workshop September 25-27 at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H. 

Injured Hiker from Cambridge, Mass., Carried to Safety on Mount Washington
July 24, 2009 -- An injured Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) volunteer, Edward Belove of Cambridge, Massachusetts, age 59, was carried to the top of Mount Washington, where he could be transported for medical attention.

Wakefield Drowning Victim Recovered; Two Sunday Searches in Northern NH
July 20, 2009 -- It was a busy Sunday for Search & Rescue teams in New Hampshire, with one drowning recovery and two mountain searches.

Body of Lake Massabesic Drowning Victim Recovered
July 16, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game Department divers today recovered the body of 52-year-old Kenneth Fudge, of Derry, N.H., who drowned after overturning his kayak in Lake Massabesic yesterday.

Free Clinic on Crow Hunting Offered - August 8, 2009, in Holderness, N.H.
July 15, 2009 -- Just in time for the fall crow hunting season, N.H. Fish and Game is offering a free workshop on Crow Hunting on Saturday, August 8, at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required.

Four Massachusetts Hikers, Lost after Dark on Mount Chocorua, Return Safely
July 14, 2009 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers were called in late last night to search for four overdue hikers on the Bolles Trail on Mt. Chocorua in Albany, N.H. 

Fish and Game Seeks Conservation Officer Trainees
July 13, 2009 -- If you've thought about becoming a Conservation Officer, this could be your chance -- N.H. Fish and Game is building a new register of names to be used for staffing current and future Conservation Officer Trainee vacancies. 

Stripers, Tidepools, Great Bay Adventures Featured in NH Wildlife Journal's Annual Seacoast Issue
July 13, 2009 -- If you haven't headed for New Hampshire's seacoast yet this summer, you'll be yearning for the salt air after reading the July-August 2009 issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal magazine - Fish and Game's annual look at coastal New Hampshire's wildlife and wild places.

White Nose Syndrome Affects N.H. Bats; Peterborough Colony Decimated
July 10, 2009
-- The deadly White Nose Syndrome, a new disease affecting hibernating bats throughout the Northeast, appears to be affecting bats in New Hampshire this summer.  A bat colony in Peterborough has sustained a catastrophic level of deaths.

Body Found on Mount Washington Identified as that of Lost Canadian Hiker
July 10, 2009 - A body recovered on Mt. Washington on July 6, 2009, has been identified as that of hiker Peter Shintani, age 70, of Napanee, Ontario.

American Woodcock Ecology Talk
July 9, 2009
- On July 29 at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Keene Public Library to meet Wildlife Biologist Mark Ellingwood of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and learn more about the American woodcock. Come explore the life history, breeding behavior, and seasonal habitat use of this unique species. 

Kevin Jordan Promoted to Captain of N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement
July 9, 2009 - On June 30, 2009, Lieutenant Kevin Jordan of Groveton, N.H., was promoted to Captain in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division.

Injured Hiker Assisted to Safety in Sharon, N.H.
July 7, 2009 - An injured hiker, 55-year-old Charles Tobin Vaughan, a resident of Sharon, N.H., was helped to safety by rescuers after falling while hiking the Wapack Trail in Sharon this morning. 

Register Now for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Canoe Camping Trek
July 6, 2009 -- The N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is teaming up with the Contoocook River Canoe Co. to offer a 3-day, 2-night guided canoe/camping trip on Lake Umbagog September 18-20, 2009. 

Hiker Rescued on Mount Cardigan
July 5, 2009  -- During the early morning hours of Sunday, July 5, crews searched for and located a lost hiker who had called for assistance using his cellular telephone on Mt. Cardigan in Orange, NH. He had climbed the mountain to watch fireworks.

Hitting the Mountain Trails this Summer?  HikeSafe!
July 1, 2009 -- Summer's here, and tens of thousands of hikers will visit the trails in New Hampshire over the coming months. With that in mind, outdoor authorities are advising New Hampshire's summer adventurers to "Hike Safe."

Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Now Available
July 1, 2009 -- Hunters who want the chance to take an additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons can buy a special permit from N.H. Fish and Game starting July 1. 

Get this on your fall events calendar!
N.H. Hunting & Fishing Day Expo and Tour - September 26, 2009

July 1, 2009 -- This year, celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day in a big way at the first annual New Hampshire Hunting and Fishing Day Expo and Tour on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Good 2009 Spring Turkey Season in New Hampshire
June 30, 2009 -- New Hampshire had a good spring turkey hunt in 2009, according to N.H. Fish and Game Turkey Biologist Ted Walski.  The final 2009 spring gobbler season harvest for the state was 4,056 turkeys. 

Nominations Sought for Hunting Adventure Program for Critically Ill Youth
June 30, 2009 -- Hunt of a Lifetime, with the N.H. Chapter of Safari Club International and the N.H. Guides Association, is accepting nominations for a young person with a critical, life-threatening or terminal illness to take part in the N.H. Hunting Adventures program.

Sign Up for Hunter Education this Summer
June 30, 2009 -- The summer months are prime time for getting in a hunter education class.  " don't put it off, if you want to go hunting this fall! " said Pete Davison, Hunter Education Coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game.

Public Meeting July 9 on Adjustments to Commercial Herring Take Restrictions
June 26, 2009 -- A public meeting to discuss whether adjustments are needed to the allowable "days out" measures for commercial herring harvesters during the 2009 fishing season will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. at N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

N.H. Fish and Game Commission July Meeting Cancelled
June 26, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has cancelled its July 2009 meeting.  The next meeting of the Commission will be Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H.

Explore Great Bay at Summer Programs for Kids and Families
June 26, 2009 -- The Great Bay Discovery Center is now taking registration for its popular summer programs for children and families.  All programs take place at the Discovery Center, located at 89 Depot Road on the Greenland/Stratham town line.

Young Women in Wildlife: Summer Day Camp for Girls at Great Bay Discovery Center
June 26, 2009 -- The Great Bay Discovery Center is offering a weeklong day camp called Young Women in Wildlife for girls, age 12 - 15, who are interested in science.  The camp will be offered July 13 - 17, 2009.

NH Natural Leaders Youth Environmental Camp Now Just $500 for N.H. Teens
June 24, 2009
-- New Hampshire teens with an interest in the environment have a chance to work with scientists, explore natural resource careers, plus hike and camp this summer. The NH Natural Leaders program is now just $500 for New Hampshire resident youth between the ages of 13-17. Apply by July 10!

Missing Young Man Located in Lee, N.H.
June 23, 2009 -- On Tuesday, June 23, at about 9 a.m., search crews began the third day of searching for Russell Call of Newton, Mass., age 19, who had disappeared after a police chase and motor vehicle collision. Call was located and is being evaluated at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H.

Information Sought on Young Man Missing after Police Chase
June 22, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers were called in today to assist New Hampshire State Police, who are seeking information from the public regarding a person missing after fleeing an attempted traffic stop and crashing. 

Conference Committee Passes HB45 Without Lake Sunapee Access Amendment
June 22, 2009 -- A Legislative Conference Committee Report recommended the filing of House Bill 45 without the Senate amendment that would have established a study committee regarding the proposed Wild Goose Access Site on Lake Sunapee.

Register Now for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Wild Cooking Workshop
June 22, 2009 --  Learn to prepare wild foods like venison, grouse, fish and berries at the new Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop "Cook Like a Wild Woman" being offered August 22 - 23 in Berlin, N.H. Registration is open!

"Feel'n Top Notch" Outdoor Expo & Wellness Fair -- August 1 in Franconia
June 22, 2009 -- Bring the family for a day exploring outdoor skills and wellness at the Second Annual Feel'n Top Notch Outdoor Expo and Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Franconia Notch State Park.

Lucky Day for 2009 Moose Hunt Permit Winners
CONCORD, N.H. -- The adventure of a lifetime is in store for 515 people who were offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this October. The drawing was today.

Search for Lost Canadian Hiker to End
June 18, 2009 -- Unable to find any new clues after 3 days of searching, rescue officials will bring to a close the search for hiker Peter Shintani, age 70, of Napanee, Ontario, who has been missing for more than a week. 

Give Dad a Taste of Outdoor Adventure on Father's Day - Take Him Fishing!
June 17, 2009 -- Want to give your dad or grandfather a memorable Father's Day this year? Take him fishing!

Search Underway in White Mountains for Long Overdue Canadian Hiker
June 17, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers began searching trails near Mount Washington yesterday afternoon, and are continuing this morning, looking for overdue hiker Peter Shintani, age 70, of Napanee, Ontario.

N.H. Fish and Game Honors Conservation Officers of the Year     
June 16, 2009 -- Two N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers were recently honored for outstanding performance -- Michael G. Eastman of Gilford and William J. Boudreau of Portsmouth.  (Story and photos)        

N.H. Fish and Game Official Stephen Perry Graduates from Groundbreaking Effort to Gear up next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2009) —
Stephen Perry of Sanbornton, N.H., Chief of the Inland Fisheries Division at N.H. Fish and Game, graduated from the National Conservation Leadership Institute, an intense eight-month experience to address one of the nation’s most significant conservation challenges.

Last Chance to Give to the 2009 Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Annual Fund
June 16, 2009 -- New Hampshire's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program has until June 30, 2009, to raise private donations for matching funds to earn a $50,000 grant from the state.

Brake for Moose: It Could Save Your Life
June 15, 2009 -- Recent moose-car collisions in New Hampshire are a strong reminder of the importance of watching out and braking for moose when traveling New Hampshire roadways. High-risk months for encountering moose on the roads begin in May and June.

Moose Lottery Drawing Takes Place Friday, June 19, 2009
June 15, 2009 -- The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 19, at 9:00 a.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H. 

Rescue Teams Carry Out Injured Hiker on Mt. Lafayette
June 13, 2009 -- A 15-person rescue team carried a 31-year old Maine hiker off of Mt. Lafayette in Franconia Notch State Park on Saturday evening.

Kids Fishing Photo Contest
June 11, 2009 - Got a great photo of a kid having fun fishing? Enter it in the 2009 kids fishing photo contest sponsored jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and Kidz Rule USA magazine.

Spiny Dogfish Season and Trip Limits Set; Season Begins July 1
June 11, 2009 - Commercial landing restrictions for spiny dogfish harvested
in New Hampshire waters were announced today by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Marine Fisheries Division. 

Great Bay Discovery Center Offers Kayak Tours of Great Bay
June 9, 2009 -- Looking for a summer kayak adventure?  Join staff of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for kayak tours in the Great Bay Estuary, where you can watch osprey diving for fish, herons gracefully glide overhead...

Registration Open for Watershed Ecology Institute: Opportunity for Teachers and Community Leaders
June 9, 2009 -- Science teachers, conservation commission members and Environmental Educators interested in exploring watershed ecology can sign up for a ten-day course offered by Fish and Game this July at the Meredith Community Center.

Anglers - Look for Tagged Bass when Fishing Lake Winnipesaukee in 2009
June 9, 2009 -- Anglers fishing Lake Winnipesaukee are being asked to watch for largemouth and smallmouth bass tagged as part of a N.H. Fish and Game Warmwater Fisheries Management Program study.

Registration Opens for Fall "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop
June 8, 2009 -- Here's a chance for women to learn the skills they need to enjoy outdoor recreation in the Granite State.  New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) program offers a fall weekend (September 11-13, 2009) that includes more than 30 outdoor skills courses from which to choose.

Calling New Hampshire Youth to Become NH Natural Leaders
Apply for Your Scholarship Today for Summer Session July 19-August 1, 2009!

June 5, 2009 -- Registration is now open for a new environmental leadership program for youth between the ages of 13-17, sponsored by the NH Children and Nature Coalition and Kimball Union Academy's EE Just Environmental Leadership Institute.

Senate Votes Narrowly to Establish Lake Sunapee Access Study Committee
June 4, 2009-- On June 3, 2009, the full State Senate voted 13 to 11 to support the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment and Economic Development to amend HB 45 to establish a committee to study the need and costs related to the proposal of the fish and game department to construct a public boat ramp on the former Wild Goose property.

Free Summer Youth Activities at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
June 4, 2009 -- There's still room in several sessions of the free workshops where youth can learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. 

DES and NH Fish and Game Issue Advisory on Striped Bass and Bluefish Consumption; New Hampshire is One of Seven East Coast States Issuing Limits
June 3, 2009
- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, in coordination with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and six other east coast states, has issued a fish consumption advisory for large bluefish and striped bass caught in New Hampshire coastal and estuarine waters.

Leave Young Animals Alone -- Keep Wildlife Wild
June 1, 2009
-- If you encounter 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, Fish and Game officials said today.

Turtle Shells No Match for Tires -- Give Turtles a Brake
June 1, 2009 -- Spring is a welcome time in New Hampshire, and one of the signs of the season is turtles migrating to nesting habitat. We can help them survive by slowing down and keeping an eye out for turtles crossing the roads in coming weeks.

Senate Votes June 3 on Sunapee Lake Wild Goose Access Study Committee
May 29, 2009 -- On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, the State Senate will vote on an amendment to House Bill 45, which would establish a study committee of legislators to further review the need and costs related to the Fish and Game proposal to construct a public boat ramp on the former Wild Goose property on Lake Sunapee.

Hearing on Pheasant Hunting Rules June 15, 2009
May 29, 2009 -- Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed wildlife rules on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H., regarding pheasant hunting license fees and sporting club youth pheasant event permits.

Atlantic Coast and Hampton/Seabrook Harbor Shellfishing Closed Because of "Red Tide"
May 29, 2009 -- To protect the public from the possible consumption of contaminated shellfish, officials from the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the NH Fish and Game Department have closed New Hampshire's Atlantic coastal waters, and the waters of Hampton/Seabrook Harbor, to the taking of all species of molluscan shellfish (mussels, clams, oysters) until further notice. 

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced; Quota Now Allocated by Season
May 28, 2009 -- Beginning June 1, 2009, commercial fishermen will be allowed to land Atlantic herring taken from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

N.H. Fish and Game Commission to Hold June Meeting in Holderness
May 28, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold its June meeting on Wednesday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m., at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Four Teenagers Injured in Four-wheeler Accident in Alton
May 25, 2009 -- Four 15-year-old teenagers from Mansfield, Mass., were injured when the two four-wheelers they were riding collided together on Sunset Shore Drive in Alton. 

Hearing May 28 on Amendment Affecting Wild Goose Public Boating Access Project on Sunapee Lake
May 22, 2009 -- Persons interested in the proposed Wild Goose public boating access site at Lake Sunapee should be aware that a hearing will take place on Thursday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m., regarding a late change to House Bill 45, that could have a dramatic impact on the process for site permitting.

Last Chance for 2009 Moose Hunt -- Lottery Closes May 29, 2009
May 22, 2009 -- If you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get your application in for the 2009 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery by Friday, May 29.

Permitting Process Continues for Wild Goose Boat Access Facility on Lake Sunapee
May 21, 2009 --The process of developing the N.H. Fish and Game Department's new boat access facility at the Wild Goose site on Lake Sunapee continues, with the public comment period extended to June 26, regarding a wetland permit application.

Endangered Piping Plovers Nesting Season Underway on N.H. Beaches
May 20, 2009 -- Four pairs of piping plovers have returned to the New Hampshire seacoast this spring to nest and raise their young. These state-endangered and federally threatened migratory shorebirds have been nesting each year at locations on Hampton and Seabrook beaches since 1997.

Learn How to Fish -- Free Fishing Class in Rindge, N.H., Starts June 4
May 19, 2009 -- Looking for a fun way to get outside with family and friends this summer?  Try fishing! Get started by taking a free class offered by Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the Rindge Recreation Department in June.

Free Intro to Fishing Class Offered in Moultonborough Starts June 16
May 19, 2009 --The N.H. Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the Winnipesaukee Sportsmen's Club are teaming up to give you the chance to get a jump on the summer season and learn how to fish.  A two-week "Introduction to Fishing" program in Moultonborough starts June 16. 

Four Massachusetts Hikers Rescued in New Hampshire's White Mountains
May 18, 2009 -- Four young hikers lost in darkness without map or lights on the Attitash Mountain Trail in Bartlett, N.H., were rescued late last night by Fish and Game Conservation Officers. 

Water Drawdown at Big Brook Bog in Pittsburg
May 14, 2009 -- Big Brook Bog, off Route 3 in Pittsburg, N.H., will not be accessible to anglers and paddlers this season, and it will not be stocked with trout, because of a water drawdown necessitated by a seep in the embankment of the earthen Big Brook Bog Dam.

Drowning Victim Recovered; Lost Maine Hikers Are Found Safe
May 13, 2009 -- Searchers recovered the body of 67-year-old drowning victim Richard Robinson Sr. of Stratford today at about 12:50 p.m. Meanwhile, in the White Mountains, two young women hikers from Maine were located and walked to safety.

Searches Underway for Potential Drowning Victim; Overdue Maine Hikers
May 13, 2009 - A Connecticut River search began midday yesterday in Stratford, N.H., for 67-year-old Richard Robinson Sr. of Stratford.  Robinson is feared drowned. Another search commenced in Chatham for two overdue women hikers.

North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop June 6-7, 2009
May 12, 2009 -- New Hampshire Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation offer "Fly Fishing: The North Country Experience," a beginning fly-fishing weekend, on June 6 and 7, 2009, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H. 

Distressed Hikers Assisted to Safety
May 11, 2009 -- Capping several rescues in N.H. over the weekend, rescuers helped an injured hiker to safety this morning from a spot deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in Lincoln. Also, a hiker was helped off Mt. Moosilauke yesterday.

Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon - Strike While the Iron is Hot
May 11, 2009 -- Good news for those anglers waiting to fish for the brood stock Atlantic salmon stocked into the Merrimack and Pemigewassett rivers -- the time is now! 

Support New Hampshire's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife
May 8, 2009 - If you care about threatened wildlife and habitat in New Hampshire, make a difference this spring by contributing to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program's 2009 annual fund campaign. Donations made by June 30 will help the program qualify for a critical funding grant of $50,000 from the state.

Public Hearing May 13 on Wetland Permit Application for Sunapee Boat Launch
May 7, 2009 -- A public hearing on a wetland permit application for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's proposed Wild Goose boat access facility on Lake Sunapee in Newbury will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the David W. Sherburne Gymnasium at 561 Route 11 in Sunapee.

Marine Rule Hearing May 20, 2009, on Rules for Recreational Haddock Length Limit, Lobster Tail Processing Permit
May 7, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on May 20, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

Public Meeting May 21 on Adjustments to Commercial Herring Take Restrictions
May 7, 2009 -- A public meeting to discuss the allowable "days out" measures for commercial herring harvesters during the 2009 fishing season will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Marine Fisheries Division, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

Hearing on Wildlife Rules May 18, 2009
May7, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed wildlife rule changes on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Lost Fisherman Found Safe After Four Days Out
May 6, 2009 – Gerard Perron of Claremont, who became lost in Franconia Notch during a fishing trip that started last Friday, is back home and in good shape. 

Search Continues for Missing Angler; Also, Injured Skier Being Carried Out
May 5, 2009 – Search and Rescue crews are being kept busy this afternoon, with no leads today in the search for missing angler Gerard Perron of Claremont, and an injured backcountry skier being carried out of a remote area on the north side of Mt. Monroe.

Franconia Notch: Search On for Missing Angler; Injured Hiker Rescued
May 5, 2009 -- Two incidents in the Franconia Notch area have required response from search and rescue personnel.  A search is in progress for Gerard Perron of Claremont, N.H., age 63, who was in Franconia Notch to hike and fish. Also, a Vermont woman was carried out by rescuers after injuring her ankle while hiking.

Sullivan, N.H., Man Injured in Hunting-related Shooting
May 4, 2009 -- Josh Lazzaro, age 27, of Sullivan, was struck with bird shot this morning, Monday, May 4, 2009, in a hunting-related shooting incident, while turkey hunting in Sullivan with his brother.

Get the Kids Outside in May: It's Outdoor Science Learning Month
May 1, 2009 -- The month of May has been proclaimed by Governor John Lynch as "Outdoor Science Learning Month."  It is a great time to get your children outside and learning, both in and out of school. 

Free "Let's Go Fishing" Intro Class Offered in Hancock  
April 29, 2009 -- Have you always been interested in fishing, but didn't know where to begin? Learn the basics, just in time for fishing season, at a Let's Go Fishing Program intro fishing class on Saturday, May 9, at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, N.H. 

Have You Entered the N.H. Moose Hunt Lottery Yet?
April 29, 2009 -- If you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then get your application in for the 2009 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by the Friday, May 29, deadline! 

Lost Teen Hiker Found Safe in White Mountains
April 28, 2009 - At approximately 10:35 this morning, April 28, 2009, a search team on foot found 17-year-old hiker Scott Mason of Halifax, Mass., who had been lost in New Hampshire's White Mountains since Saturday.  Mason is reportedly in good condition.  His family is in the area awaiting his return to the base of Mt. Washington.

Search Ongoing for Massachusetts Teen Missing in White Mountains
April 27, 2009 - A search in New Hampshire's White Mountains has been ongoing since Sunday for a missing 17-year-old. Scott Mason of Halifax, Mass., left the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center at approximately 8:30 on Saturday morning, intending to do a 17-mile hike.

Free Talk on Sustainable Backyard Landscaping, April 30, 2009
April 24, 2009
-- You can create a healthy, sustainable landscape that is also beautiful and enjoyable.  Learn to integrate the landscapes around your home, community and work spaces with the natural world at a free talk for landowners, gardeners, and landscapers on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, N.H.

Milford Fish Hatchery Featured on WMUR's "NH Chronicle"
April 24, 2009 -- New Hampshire's MILFORD HATCHERY will be featured next week on NH Chronicle! Check out WMUR (Channel 9) at 7:30 each weeknight starting April 27.

2008 Wildlife Harvest Summary Available
April 23, 2009 -- Wildlife biologists from N.H. Fish and Game have finished crunching the numbers for the 2008 hunting seasons, and the numbers are available in the 2008 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary, online at www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunting.htm

June 6 Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire
April 22, 2009 -- Free Fishing Day is coming on Saturday, June 6, 2009, so make plans to get out and try your luck on New Hampshire's ponds, streams and lakes.  Residents and nonresidents can fish any inland water without a fishing license.

$1.72 million Awarded to Protect New Hampshire Wildlife
April 22, 2009 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department has received two of 13 State Wildlife Grant Competitive Program awards from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, totaling $1.72 million, or 25% of the grant funds available nationally. Together, the grants crystallize two innovative habitat conservation partnerships.

Fish and Game Commission Honors Four for Commitment to Conservation
April 16, 2009 -- Four New Hampshire citizens and organizations have been recognized by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission with Awards of Excellence for their efforts in the conservation field in support of the N.H. Fish and Game Department's mission.

Young North Hampton Artist Earns Top Honors in State Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
April 16, 2009 - Samuel Gray, age 13, of North Hampton, has taken top honors among young New Hampshire artists in the 2009 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest. 

Outdoor Summer Youth Activities Offered at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
April 15, 2009 -- Youth age 10-15 will have a chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills at summer youth activities being offered in July and August at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.

Powwow Pond Boat Launch in Kingston, N.H., Closed until Further Notice
April 13, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game's boat access facility at Powwow Pond in Kingston is currently closed to trailered boat launching until further notice because of silt and debris issues related to adjacent bridge construction. 

Introduction to Turkey Hunting -- Free talk April 22, 2009, in Concord, N.H.
April 13, 2009 -- If you're new to turkey hunting or have been thinking about giving it a try, come to a free seminar called "Introduction to Turkey Hunting" on April 22, at 7 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H.

Beyond BOW Kayak Fishing Class for Women, June 12-14, 2009
April 13, 2009 -- Women interested in learning how to fish from a kayak can sign up this month for a new "Beyond B.O.W" Kayak Fishing Weekend Workshop, which will be held June 12-14, 2009, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H.

Free Family Fun on Tap at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 18, 2009
April 13, 2009 -- Now in its 20th year, Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is a sure bet for free family fun on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Hazen Drive in Concord. 

Fly-Fishing A-Z:  Beginner Workshop May 16-17 in Hillsborough
April 10, 2009 -- The N.H. Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is pairing up with the N.H. Division of Forest and Lands to host "Fly-Fishing A-Z" on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Fox Forest in Hillsborough, N.H.

2009 Spring Gobbler Season Looks Good for N.H. Turkey Hunters
April 9, 2009 - New Hampshire's turkey hunters can expect a productive spring gobbler season, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department turkey biologist Ted Walski.  The spring season runs May 3-31 statewide.

Fish and Game: Winter Conditions Prevail in the Mountains - Hike Safe this Spring
April 8, 2009 -- Hikers, climbers, and skiers should be aware that winter conditions can linger well into May in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The NH Outdoor Council and outdoors authorities advise Granite State residents and springtime visitors to "Hike Safe."

Designated Trout and Fly-Fishing-Only Ponds Open April 25
April 8, 2009 -- Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens this year on April 25 (the fourth Saturday in April), offering anglers the chance to experience exciting fishing in some of the Granite State's most scenic surroundings. 

Marine Public Hearing April 15 for Lobster, Atlantic Herring Rule Changes
April 6, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division will hold a public hearing on proposed rule changes affecting lobster harvesting and Atlantic herring management on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H.

Public Hearing in N.H. on Winter Flounder Management Proposal
April 6, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Gamet's Marine Fisheries Division will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, N.H., to gather public input on a proposed change to the ASMFC fisheries management plan for winter flounder. 

Volunteer Instructors Needed: "Let's Go Fishing" Wants YOU!
April 3, 2009 -- Attention experienced anglers!  N.H. Fish and Game needs you as a volunteer fishing instructor for the Let's Go Fishing program, where you'll have a chance to teach basic and/or fly fishing to youth and adults.

Missing Massachusetts Hiker Found Safe in White Mountains
March 31, 2009 - An overdue hiker missing for two days in New Hampshire's White Mountains, John Windship, age 45, of Boxford, Mass., was found today at 3 p.m. on the Dry River Trail by a team of N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers.

Fish Talks: Unlock your fish-finding potential, April 8; Downriggers and Trolling, April 15
March 31, 2009 - Evening fishing talks by angling experts continue at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with "Fishing Electronics," on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, when Carlton Schumacher from Hummingbird Fish Finders takes you beyond turning on the fish finder.

Bring the Family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, April 18, 2009
March 27, 2009 -- Celebrate Earth Day by bringing the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day -- Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Hazen Drive in Concord.  Admission is free. 

New Hampshire's Youth Turkey Weekend -- April 25-26, 2009
March 26, 2009 -- New Hampshire's 2009 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway. 

April 1 Deadline for Removing Bobhouses from Ice
March 26, 2009 -- Attention ice anglers: All bobhouses, also known as ice shanties, must be removed from the ice by the end of the day on April 1 according to state law. 

Fish and Game Surveying Walleye Catch
March 25, 2009 -- Walleye anglers, be advised that N.H. Fish and Game Department fisheries biologists will be on the Connecticut River this spring conducting a creel survey for walleye. 

Opening Day for Landlocked Salmon/Lake Trout Fishing April 1
March 25, 2009 -- Enthusiastic anglers will be out in force on April 1 for the start of the open-water fishing season on landlocked salmon/lake trout-managed lakes -- the true start of spring for many New Hampshire anglers. Tips on where to go...

Prescribed Burn in Concord Airport Area to Improve Wildlife Habitat
March 25, 2009 -- N.H. Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands, with support from the N.H. Army National Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and City of Concord, will be conducting a “prescribed burn” in areas on and near Concord Municipal Airport grounds this spring.  The prescribed burn may occur as early as Monday, March 30, or as late as May 1.

READY, SET, RAARP!
2008 Report of the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program
March 23, 2009
-- With spring comes your chance to get involved in reptile and amphibian conservation by taking part in the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program. RAARP is a volunteer-based activity, part of Fish and Game's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

Let's Talk Fishing: Connecticut Trophy Trout, April 1; Walleye Fishing, April 2
March 23, 2009 -- Evening fishing talks by angling experts continue at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with a repeat engagement of "Fly Fishing New Hampshire's Upper Connecticut River for Trophy Trout" on April 1; and a new session, "Walleye Fishing 101" featuring Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries on Thursday, April 2. 

TURKEY HUNTING WORKSHOP OFFERED APRIL 18 IN HOLDERNESS
March 23, 2009 -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by Fish and Game on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.

Take Your Birdfeeders Down -- And Save A Bear!
March 20, 2009 -- New Hampshire bears are waking up and heading out in search of food to replenish fat reserves depleted during the long winter denning period.  Natural foods are scarce this time of year, so it's critical for homeowners to take action now to reduce the chances of attracting a bear. 

New Hampshire Moose Lottery Is On!
March 18, 2009 -- If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime.  Applications cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

Volunteers Needed to Help Stock Atlantic Salmon Fry
March 18, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is looking for volunteers to help stock millions of inch-long salmon fry (young salmon) into the Merrimack River basin and the Upper Connecticut River watershed.

Free Talk on Downriggers and Trolling March 25, 2009
March 16, 2009 -- Want to be more successful fishing on the big lakes this season?  Pick up some strategies at a free talk called "Downriggers and Trolling" on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H.

Serious Snowmobile Accident Leaves Stark Man in Critical Condition
March 16, 2009 -- Stark, N.H., resident Floyd "Jay" Bennett Jr., age 34, was seriously injured Saturday night (March 14) after being thrown from his snowmobile during a crash in Stratford. 

Pennsylvania Man Dies in Pittsburg, N.H. Snowmobile Accident
March 13, 2009 -- A thirty-year-old man, Thomas Preston of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, died in a snowmobile accident today (March 13, 2009) in Pittsburg, N.H. It is the fifth fatal snowmobile accident of the season in N.H.

Special Meeting of N.H. Fish and Game Commission March 12, 2009
March 11, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 12, at 9:00 a.m., at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.

Hunter Education New Instructor Training Offered
March 9, 2009 -- If you are an experienced hunter who wants to pass along the outdoor traditions, consider becoming a Hunter Education instructor.  N.H. Fish and Game is offering free training this spring to certify new instructors.

Free Talk: Fly Fishing N.H.'s Upper Connecticut River for Trophy Trout
March 9, 2009 -- Registered N.H. fishing guide Angus Boezeman will give a free talk on "Fly Fishing New Hampshire's Upper Connecticut River for Trophy Trout" on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. 

Tiger Beetles, Shad and Paddling Places Featured in Latest N.H. Wildlife Journal
March 9, 2009 -- It's hard to believe that New Hampshire is home to creatures as ferocious looking as the shimmering six-spotted tiger beetle pictured on the cover of the latest New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine (March-April 2009)..... 

Fourth Fatal Snowmobile Accident in N.H.
March 6, 2009 - A tragic snowmobile accident last night in Stewartstown, N.H., claimed the life of George Robertson, age 52, of North Conway. 

Mass. Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Sunday Snowmobile Accident
March 5, 2009 -- Christopher E. Haynes, age 36, of Byfield, Mass., died at 7:30 this morning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident in Freedom, N.H., on Sunday, March 1.

Marine Fisheries Volunteers Needed
March 4, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Marine Division in Durham, N.H., is seeking volunteers to assist them in various field activities this spring and summer. 

Free Evening Fishing Talks in Concord in March, April
February 26, 2009 -- Get inspired to try some new angling adventures this spring at a series of free evening talks by fishing experts at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H. 

2008 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced
February 25, 2009 -- Winners of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's 2008 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program have been announced, with 22 trophy certificates going to winning anglers for the year.

Time to Sign Up for Hunter Education
February 25, 2009 -- Right now is prime time to sign up to take a hunter education class.  To purchase your first hunting license in New Hampshire, you must complete a hunter education course before you can hunt.

White Nose Syndrome Seen in Bats in N.H. Hibernaculum; Residents Asked to Report Bats Seen Flying in Winter
February 23, 2009 -- More bad news for bats in New England: Though their findings have not yet been confirmed by lab testing, bat researchers monitoring New Hampshire's hibernating bats have found early signs of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats at a mine in the Northwest part of the state. Biologists from N.H. Fish and Game's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program and all across the region are involved in tracking WNS, which was discovered just two years ago and appears to be nearly always fatal to bats.

Missing Hiker Located in White Mountains
February 23, 2009 -- Hiker Brian McLaughlin, age 40, of Lowell, Mass., who was missing since Sunday evening (February 22) was found this afternoon and is being escorted off Mt. Whiteface by Fish and Game Conservation Officers. 

Massachusetts Hiker Family Rescued on Mt. Cardigan in N.H.
February 18, 2009 -- Very early this morning, N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers successfully located a 43-year-old woman and her two children who were lost on Mt. Cardigan in Alexandria, N.H. 

Summer Outdoor Skills Programs for Youth at Barry Conservation Camp this July
February 13, 2009 - If you're looking for a summer camp where your kids will have fun while getting outdoors and active, consider Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H.

Calling Young Artists:  Enter the 2009 Junior Duck Stamp Contest
February 12, 2009 -- Young New Hampshire artists kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to submit original artwork depicting North American waterfowl to the New Hampshire Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.

N.H. Children and Nature Initiative Receives Two Major Grants
February 11, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition (NHCiNC) has received a $50,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and a $10,000 donation from The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation in support of statewide efforts to reconnect children and families with nature.

Ice Fishing Class for Kids Featured at Webster Lake Fishing Derby
February 10, 2009 -- An ice-fishing class for kids and accompanying adults will be offered on February 21 at the Webster Lake Fishing Derby in Franklin, N.H.

Two Wolfeboro Men Arrested for Snowmobile Incident
February 6, 2009 -- A father and son from Wolfeboro, N.H., were arrested today (February 6, 2009) for charges related to a recent pursuit on a snow machine and an assault on a New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer.

Massachusetts Man Dies in Pittsburg, N.H., Snowmobile Crash
February 6, 2009 -- A snowmobile collision took the life of Alan Worrall, age 61, of Hudson, Massachusetts, on Thursday, February 5, 2009. 

Hearing on Wildlife Rules February 18, 2009
February 6, 2009 -- Fish and Game will hold a public hearing on proposed rule changes to establish a special deer permit for Governor's Island (Gilford); make some changes to the Long Island (Moultonborough) deer permit; and amend procedures for "sealing" harvested bears.

Try Your Luck in the 2009 N.H. Moose Lottery
February 5, 2009 -- Lottery applications are now available for the adventure of a lifetime - hunting moose in New Hampshire.  The 2009 moose hunt lottery is open!

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop -- March 7 in Holderness
February 2, 2009 -- Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H., on Saturday, March 7, 2009. 

Public Encouraged to Report Sightings of Wild Turkey Flocks
January 30, 2009 -- If you see a flock of wild turkeys in New Hampshire this winter, report your sightings to N.H. Fish and Game by filling out a simple electronic survey form.

Two Moultonborough Men Convicted of Illegally Taking a Moose
January 26, 2009 -- Two Lakes Region men, Joseph Townsend, age 21, and Richard McNeil, age 25, both of Moultonborough, were convicted January 21 for illegally harvesting a moose last October in Sandwich. 

New Hampshire Mid-winter Bald Eagle Count Finds Numbers Up  
January 23, 2009 -- Wildlife watchers participating in the New Hampshire portion of the 2009 National Mid-winter Bald Eagle Survey located a record-high total of 74 bald eagles during a two-week count period earlier this month.

Educators: Deadline to Reserve Classroom Wildlife Programs Is February 27
January 21, 2009
-- Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire's wildlife resources -- or reinforce wildlife-related lessons they have learned -- have until February 27 to request spring 2009 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) presentations by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents.

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford, NH, in February
January 20, 2009 -- Get your family and friends together and come learn about a fun activity to enjoy during the long winter months - ice fishing. Join instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program for a three-week Saturday program in Milford, N.H., on February 7, 14 and 21.

Two New Hampshire Snowmobile Crashes Overnight
January 16, 2009 -- Two late-night snowmobile crashes with serious consequences in New Hampshire underscore the need for using caution and understanding your limits when operating snow machines.

Free Ice Fishing Class at Lebanon, NH, Recreation Department
January 15, 2008 -- The Lebanon Recreation Department and instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program will present a three-session program in Lebanon, N.H., January 28- February 7.

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day -- Saturday, April 18, 2009
January 15, 2009 -- Celebrate Earth Day by bringing the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, set for Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the N.H. Fish and Game Department on Hazen Drive in Concord.

Six New Properties Conserved at Great Bay
January 14, 2009 -- Hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts now have more land to roam in, as six new properties totalling 424 acres have been added to the existing 10,235 acres of open space and estuarine waters already protected within the Great Bay National Estuarine Reserve.

Owls of N.H.; Bluegill Blitz Featured in Latest N.H. Wildlife Journal
January 12, 2009 -- Can you name the four owl species that regularly nest in New Hampshire?  An article in the latest issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine (January-February 2009) offers a close-up look at New Hampshire's mysterious noctural birds of prey; also -- hot tips for ice fishing for bluegills.

Look for N.H. Fish and Game at Upcoming Outdoor Events
January 8, 2009 -- Be sure to visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at several upcoming expos and events catering to outdoor enthusiasts. [Dates, times, contact information provided for various shows.]

Hearing on Wildlife Damage and Miscellaneous Fish and Game Rules
January 7, 2009 -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing to readopt certain rules on January 13, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Atlantic Herring Fishery to Close January 10 - May 31, 2009; Public Hearing on Atlantic Herring Management Plan on Jan. 21, Portsmouth, NH
January 7, 2009 -- Commercial fishermen will not be allowed to land Atlantic herring taken from ASMFC Management Area 1A from January 10 through May 31, 2009. In related news, a public hearing is set for January 21 in Portsmouth on a proposal to amend the ASMFC Herring Management Plan.

Recent N.H. Crashes Stress Need for Snowmobile Safety Awareness
January 6, 2009 -- A snowmobile collision on Sunday, January 4, on a connector trail between Fryeburg, Maine, and the Trail 19 system in Conway, N.H. injured a 19-year-old rider. Fish and Game officials warn that springlike trail conditions call for caution.

Become an Outdoors-Woman this Winter!
January 5, 2009 -- Registration is now open for the 2009 Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop (February 21, 2009, in Holderness), a one-day program for women who want to get outdoors and active this winter.

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