Private landowners play an important role in sustaining New Hampshire's wildlife.
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The Right to Roam

Do you ever wonder where the common law practice of keeping lands open in New Hampshire originated?  I came across an interesting article from The New York Times called "This is Our Country. Let's Walk It" that many NH landowners might find interesting.  According to this article, early American hunters cherished the idea of hunting on private lands because most British lands were owned by the exclusive aristocracy. 

However, the idea of keeping private lands open in other European countries was and is still commonplace.  Scotland for example, requires open access to passive recreation as long as it's carried out responsibly.  Read more at the link below.

"This is Our Country. Let's Walk It."
New Angler Sign!

This sign is used to let anglers known that they are crossing over private land to reach the water. 

How to get this sign:

Download the Operation Land Share participation agreement form and
mail in with your request, www.wildnh.com/landshare
-OR-
If you're already enrolled in the program, just call or email with your request, 603-271-1137603-271-1137, landownerassistance@wildlife.nh.gov.  

Operation Game Thief
Operation Game Thief

Protect New Hampshire's natural resources - Report Wildlife Law Violators!
 
Operation Game Thief is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation.    
 
Report Violations: 1-800-344-4262 or www.nhogt.org .
Fishing Seasons and Unwanted Gear
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With spring here and summer right around the corner, many of us are dusting off our fishing gear.  But what should you do with all that extra unwanted gear?  Consider donating it to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH to be auctioned off with proceeds to benefit the NH Fish and Game Department. Learn more at the links below.

  Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH

  Fishing Season Information
Landowner Relations Program | NH Fish and Game | 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
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