Private landowners play an important role in sustaining New Hampshire's wildlife.
Sharing Your Land

With hunting season right around the corner (direct links below), it's a good time to reflect on why you share your land with other outdoor users.  Keeping your land open and allowing others to walk, hunt, and explore on your land is a generous tradition.  Remember land is open in New Hampshire, unless it is posted that it is not.  Yes, there are some unfortunate incidents and not everyone is respectful, but will that one bad seed taint your view of keeping your land open?  Last winter I received a heartwarming letter from a landowner in New Hampshire who wanted to express her views on keeping her lands open.  Do these words echo your sentiments too?  I'd love to hear from you too.  Send your thoughts to


"Dear Lindsay, 
You will probably be surprised at this letter, but in such a special season I'm inspired to write to you.  So much of NH is posted, & that's not what our state is about.  In 2013 I was widowed, a mile off any major road, mainly summertime neighbors, & that's fine. ....  People ask me, "Are you still up there? All alone?"..... The folks who share my land are extra sets of eyes.  They're wonderful, except for the occasional jerk.  I am not going to post my land because of one bad apple....  The best insurance a little widow can have, not only for her land but for her home & safety, is a parade of good people passing through.  And despite what we hear on the news, most of them are. ...I could go on and on about reasons not to post your land, mine are too many to count. .... When I did have questions about the one unwelcome neighbor who posted his own land & then came down here to enjoy mine, I contacted the current use board & I contacted you, & you were all so helpful.  And here we are, with 361 acres of open land to toss in the post for all to enjoy.  Here's to a wonderful 2018 along the brooks & trails & cliffs where we all should be! 
Warmly, {NH Landowner}" 

Dirt to Trees to Wildlife
Do you love maps?  Do you love learning about your land?  Do you want to understand how to manage your land for specific wildlife or habitats? 
If you answered yes, then you must check out this new resource called "Dirt to Trees to Wildlife".  The concept is simple, the dirt underground influences what will grow on the land and that in turn influences the kind of wildlife that use the land. 
With this mapping tool, you can zero in on your property and get a tailored pdf file of the kinds of recommended habitat management techniques to encourage wildlife on your land.  Have fun exploring!
Fall Hunting and Fishing 

Fishing Seasons:  
Safety Zone Sign

This sign is used to restrict hunting around homes, buildings and other areas for safety purposes. 
(NOT to be used to restrict hunting on your entire property.)
How to get this sign: 
Download the Operation Land Share  participation agreement form and mail in with your request,  
If you're already enrolled in the program, just call or email with your request, 603-271-1137,   

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 .
Landowner Relations Program | NH Fish and Game | 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
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