This week the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation submitted a letter in support of Scott Mason’s nomination to the position of Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Mr. Mason met with our board of Directors and they unanimously voted to endorse the nomination. We would encourage everyone to contact the Executive Council and ask them to Confirm the nomination.
Contact Information: Councilor Michael Cryans PO Box 999 Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 Michael.Cryans@nh.gov (603) 443-1901
Fish and Game Commission Conference Call to Be Held on Hunter Education
May 15, 2020 CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is scheduled to have a conference call with members of the Fish and Game staff to discuss accommodating hunter education classes during the pandemic. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. and is open to members of the public who wish to listen in. Public comment will not be taken as this is not a public hearing. To join the call dial 800-356-8278 and enter the conference pin 671812. You will be asked to state your name. Once you do that you will be entered into the call. Meetings of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission are open to the public. As they become available, meeting agendas and minutes are posted at www.wildnh.com/about/commission.html.
Long Time Board Member Eric Orff has Started You Tube Channel
Long-time board member and retired Fish and Game wildlife biologist Eric Orff has started a You Tube Channel to share his stories from his diaries while working for the Department. From tagging bears and moose to a house full of bats he has lots of stories to tell about his now four decades of experiences. Go to his web site at www.nhfishandwildlife.com and click on the You Tube link.
This year the NHWF is excited to announce that we have once again appropriated money that will be available for half scholarships to Barry Conservation Camp extension.unh.edu/programs/barry-conservation-4-h-campBarry Conservation 4-H Camp (BCC) is a great program for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning and like a small camp environment. Staff take pride in creating a special place where kids can discover their individual strengths. BCC's six cabins are located in the White Mountain National Forest at the Berlin Fish Hatchery, and is run by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the NH Department of Fish & Game.
Registration begins on February 14 and the camp fills quickly. Information on camp scholarships can be found on our website under the scholarship link. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019 with campers being notified in April.
We had an excellent turnout at our Annual Meeting held at NH Fish and Game. Most of the day was going over and voting on positions we wanted to take on the bills that relate to our membership. Thank you to all of the club delegates that attended and voted open these bill as well as providing us with valuable feedback on their clubs. I spoke with many of the delegates and everyone was excited to be a part of this important day. We will have the bills we voted on and the positions taken up on our legislative page in the next week or so.
My "Road Show" has been building rapidly and I've added a number of new speaking dates. Remember if you're a club member look for an announcement and make sure you attend the meeting I'm speaking at. I'll be introducing myself and giving a brief update on what the NHWF is doing. On February 11th I will be speaking at the Androscoggin Valley Fish & Game Club NEW On February 18th I will be speaking at the Chester Rod and Gun Club NEW On March 4th I will be speaking at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH On March 19th I will speak at the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting in Plymouth, NH NEW On March 29th I will speak at the Pemigewasset Fish and Game Club's Annual Meeting Holderness, NH On March 26th I will be at the Manchester Fly Fishing Club Stay tuned more are in the works! Scott
We have a couple of great events coming up on February 2nd!
Looking to get more involved in NWTF? Our NWTF New England Leadership Conference is taking place on Saturday, February 2nd at NH Fish and Game at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. This is event will be an opportunity to learn more about NWTF, our mission, our programs and important issues related to turkey hunting and conservation. Click here to learn more.
Later that evening, we are having our annual New England Awards Banquet and Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame Ceremonies at The Holiday Inn at 172 North Main Street in Concord NH.
One of our AffiliateClubs, Kinnicum Fish & Game Club is offering a series of Sunday Morning Shoots.
The Sunday morning wobble trap will start Jan 6th at 10am and run for the winter. Cost $5 for 25 clays, $6 for non-members. The Sunday morning running deer will also start Jan 6th and run for the winter. Cost $5 for the whole morning. Both shoots are open to the public for more information please visit their website or email them.
Over the next few months I'm trying to visit a number of our affiliate clubs. I've reached out and set up a few already. If you're a club member look for an announcement and make sure you attend the meeting I'm speaking at. I'll be introducing myself and giving a brief update on what the NHWF is doing. On February 11th I will be speaking at the Androscoggin Valley Fish & Game Club On March 19th I will speak at the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting in Plymouth, NH. On March 26th I will be at the Manchester Fly Fishing Club Stay tuned and I will update this with a few more club meeting that I am setting up now.
I'm excited about my north country visit as I have a great linkage to the Berlin and Errol area and also spend one week each year teaching at Camp Barry. My grandfather had one of the first camps at the base of Braggs Bay in Errol. Back when the logs were still running and they were catching fish like in the photo of my grandfather below.
These are a list of the legislative bills by title as of December 4th at 5pm. As content on each bill becomes available we will update everyone on these and how they may relate to our membership and the sportswomen and sportsmen in NH.
Just completed our set up at the Mt Washington Hotel as the 2018 Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus is about to start. The NHWF is looking forward to being part of this great meeting. I'll keep posting during the time I'm here. #nasc2018 @hunterandangler @congressionalsportsmen