“It was a poor year for natural bear foods, and we saw a surge in hunter numbers brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps a corresponding increase in the number of hunters spending more time in the outdoors hunting than in past years.”
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Results from 2019 deer, bear and spring turkey seasons among the best ever.
The 37.7-pound fish might have been around when the previous record lake trout, a 28-pounder, was caught in 1958.
There were reportedly around 800 incidents of bear-human conflicts in 2018 compared to only 410 for 2017. There also was an increase in bear killings by the state and residents, both of which are legal.
HANOVER, N.H. — A bear that was relocated to northern New Hampshire a week ago after she and her cubs were raiding trash bins and bird feeders near Dartmouth College in Hanover is on the move, traveling nearly 70 miles in seven days as she likely tries to find her way back home and to her cubs. The bear was…
Several states, including New Hampshire, have struggled to grow their loon numbers, and lead poisoning has been blamed for stunting recovery.
And for little brown bats, of which only one was found in survey, it will take “close to a century” for the species to recover.
Partly due to unseasonable warm weather at the start of the hunt, officials say.
CONCORD, N.H. — A biologist says hunters harvested 4,482 turkeys in New Hampshire during this year’s spring hunt, 600 more than last year and the second-highest harvest on record. Ted Walski of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the highest number on record is 4,550, taken in 2013. Walski says last winter was relatively easy for wild turkeys…
September Canada goose season set to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of species migrating south from Canada.
Remote ponds stocked with fish via helicopter.
In contrast with the 1970s, when 40 states had no bobcat protections and bounties were common, most now put strict limits on hunting and trapping bobcats.
The department says 5,817 deer have been tested in New Hampshire since testing began in 2002.
Preliminary numbers from a project that puts tracking collars on moose show that only one of the calves — the most vulnerable group — died from winter ticks this year. A year ago, nearly 75 percent of the calves tracked died.
Decline partly because of the impact of parasites, both winter tick and brainworm, on the moose population.
Will help ensure that 232 acres of coastal wetlands buffered by high quality forest will continue to be around for fish and wildlife
Nearly 900 bears taken — 34 percent above the preceding five-year average of 668 bears, 19 percent above 2015.