New Hampshire Hunting News

Two Winter Rescues in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

On Sunday, February 26, 2012, Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to two separate incidents involving unprepared hikers on Mt. Lafayette in Franconia, NH.

During the first incident, four hikers from Lowell, MA were rescued after calling 911 and stating that they were unable to move due to the extreme cold and high winds near the summit of Mt. Lafayette. The rescued hikers included: Padraic Mahoney-Pierce (age 29), Brian Mahoney-Pierce (age 27), Sean Mahoney-Pierce (age 31) and Julie Sarago (age 26).

Mother and Cub Reunion in New Hampshire

Biologists warm up bear cub, bring it back to mother bear in new den.

New Hampshire Landowner Liability & Recreational Uses Talk

February 7, 2012, in Lancaster; February 8, 2012, in Concord

New Hampshire Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau will be among the panelists in an upcoming workshop on "Landowner Liability & Recreational Uses," part of the Timber Talks series sponsored by the N.H. Timberland Owners Association and other groups.  There are two opportunities to hear the presentation, which will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on:

Bobhouse Break-ins in New Hampshire!

After several incidents in which bobhouses were forcibly entered and gear stolen last week, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials are advising ice anglers to be aware that this activity is going on, to not leave items of value in their bobhouses, and to report suspicious activity to authorities.

2012 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery Opens!

It's time to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in New Hampshire.  The state's 2012 moose hunt lottery is now open.  Entering costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. 

2012 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available

New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2012 are now available for purchase. Get yours early and be set for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging your deer next fall.

2011 New Hampshire Deer and Bear Hunting Season Results

The preliminary numbers for New Hampshire's recent deer and bear hunting seasons are in.  The estimated statewide deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2011 season was 11,167 deer, up 14% from 2010 (9,759 deer) and the highest harvest since 2007.  It appears that the last weeks of the season were quite successful, because as late as Thanksgiving weekend, the estimated take was running just 4% above 2010 levels at that point in the season.

Free Winter Indoor Archery League Offered in Holderness New Hampshire

Now that archery season has come to an end, those interested in keeping their archery skills in tune over the winter can sign up to take part in a free four-week evening archery league starting in February 2012 at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.  An intermediate archery skill level is recommended.

New Hampshire Winter 2012 Ice Fishing Classes Offered

Temperatures are dropping, and lakes and ponds are beginning to freeze over -- tell-tale signs that Old Man Winter is almost here.  Once the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, why not get outside and enjoy the New Hampshire winter by taking an ice fishing class?

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’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. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your space:

Canada Lynx Documented in Northern New Hampshire

Fish and Game biologists have confirmed the presence of four Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) in northern New Hampshire. The fact that the lynx appeared to be kittens is evidence that the wild cats are breeding in N.H., an expansion of the population across the border in Maine.

In November and December 2011, four lynx were seen and photographed in two locations in Pittsburg, N.H., on two different dates. It is unknown whether the four individuals were the same on the two occasions, but it seems likely based on the close proximity of the sightings.