Date: 
Jul 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is considering fee increases for hunting and fishing licenses.

A fishing license would increase from $33 to $38.  A hunting license would increase from $21 to $30.  Residents over age 68 - who right now can get a license for free - would have to pay $10.

The fee increases would boost annual Fish and Game revenue by roughly $1 million.

Date: 
Sep 14, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is holding public hearings this month on license fee increases for fishing and hunting.

The Department is proposing a $10 increase for hunting and fishing licenses.  Residents over age 68 - who right now can get a license for free - would have to pay $10.

Date: 
Oct 17, 2016

This coming Wednesday, October 19 the Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on closing part of Willand Pond to hunters.

Willand Pond is located between Dover and Somersworth. There are some parks and residential properties on the pond. The state owns the pond itself. Duck hunters are therefore allowed to hunt on the water and below the high water mark.

Date: 
Nov 25, 2016

On December 6 the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will host a public hearing on two new fishing rules.

The first rule would set up a free ice-fishing day each winter. New Hampshire already holds a free fishing day each June.

Date: 
May 31, 2016

On Wednesday, June 1 a new law takes effect that bans lead fishing tackle weighing one ounce or less.

The law was passed in 2013.  Prior to that bill, the state banned larger lead sinkers.

Supporters of the new law point to the harm to wildlife caused by lead sinkers.  

recreational cod fishing
Date: 
Aug 01, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is continuing a ban on recreational cod fishing through the rest of the summer in the Gulf of Maine.

NOAA has also placed limits on recreational haddock fishing.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is working on similar rules for state waters.

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