Smelt Research on Moosehead Lake

By Fisheries Biologist Tim Obrey The Moosehead Lake Region, as designated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is big…some might say wicked big.  It stretches from Dover-Foxcroft in the south to Allagash Lake in the north, Rainbow Lake to the east and the thriving metropolis of Skinner to the west. The land […]

May 3rd

2019

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Registration Opening for “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Intermediate Fly Fishing

CONTACT: Kaitlyn Kelleher: (603) 271-3212 Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212 May 3, 2019 CONCORD, NH — Registration opens May 6 for an exciting weekend of fly fishing at New Hampshire’s Coleman State Park with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. The course takes place Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The cost for the […]

May 2nd

2019

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Discover Spring in the Pages of the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal

CONTACT: Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211 Becky Johnson: (603) 271-3211 May 2, 2019 CONCORD, NH – As the sun grows stronger and temperatures consistently warm, one of the Granite State’s most elusive and misunderstood reptile populations will emerge: the timber rattlesnake. Learn more about these enigmatic and surprisingly maternal snakes in the latest edition of the […]

May 2nd

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

5 Facts to Share with Non-Hunters

Altered image via flickr user Becker1999 Here are some facts to share with the non-hunters in your life. Times are changing fast, and unfortunately hunter numbers are falling. It’s not just in the United States, but worldwide. It has the hunting industry and wildlife agencies concerned and there is a lot of misinformation out there […]

May 1st

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Do Coyotes Affect the Deer Population?

How much of a large-scale impact do these pesky predators really have on an area? A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs indicated that while coyotes do eat deer, they don’t actually have much of an effect, if any, on populations in larger regions. The following clip features one […]

May 1st

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Are Hipsters the Next Generation of Hunters?

Hipsters are known for their love of thick-framed glasses, skinny jeans, and obscure rock bands. But more and more of them are gravitating towards an activity they can’t claim they did before anyone else: hunting. They may seem like the least likely group, but some believe the trend-setting, often left-leaning urbanites known as “hipsters” will drive a resurgence […]

May 1st

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

These Animals That Eat Ticks are Incredibly Beneficial to Outdoorsmen and Women

Help combat tick-borne diseases by supporting the population growth of the various critters that eat ticks. All outdoorsmen and women are justifiably concerned about the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases. Lyme disease is spreading at alarming rates. No one wants to contract it or any of the other serious diseases carried by ticks. I recall a […]

May 1st

2019

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Brake for Moose: It Could Save Your Life

CONTACT: Kristine Rines: (603) 744-5470 Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211 May 1, 2019 CONCORD, NH — Remember to brake for moose when traveling on New Hampshire’s roadways. There were 105 collisions between moose and vehicles in New Hampshire in 2018; in the last five years the state has averaged 133 collisions per year. While moose are […]

May 1st

2019

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Beginners Weekend Fly Fishing Programs Offered

CONTACT: Kyle Glencross: (603) 271-3212 Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212 May 1, 2019 CONCORD, NH –The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program is hosting its “Fly Fishing A-Z” program at two locations this spring. These weekend-long programs are designed primarily for first-time fly anglers and will cover the key basics including equipment, […]

Apr 30th

2019

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

One of the Oldest Deer Ever Recorded in Vermont Was Killed in 2018

Justin Hoffman A 20-year-old doe was taken during the 2018 season, tying the record for oldest deer ever recorded. If you submitted a tooth from a harvested deer during Vermont’s 2018 season, you are now able to see the age of the animal by visiting the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website. In total, 2,999 buck […]

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