New Hampshire Fish and Game http://nhpr.org en After Rescue, Officials Warn It Is Still Winter In The Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/after-rescue-officials-warn-it-still-winter-mountains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following the rescue of a 75-year-old man from Bond Cliff in The White Mountains safety officials are warning that while it is beginning to look like spring around the state it can still be winter in the mountains.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man, David Humphrey of Falmouth, had had planned to cover 21 miles from the Crawford Notch to the Lincoln Woods trail on Sunday.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 48001 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game http://nhpr.org/post/funding-fish-and-game <p>This agency does much more than serve hunters and anglers, it’s also involved in search and rescue, land conservation, and habitat management.&nbsp; Despite all these responsibilities, hunting and fishing license fees are the main revenue source. Now, some in the Statehouse are taking hard look expanding that base - to hikers, canoers, and the many others who enjoy the great outdoors.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45991 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game Lost Massachusetts Hiker Rescued After Spending Cold Night In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/lost-massachusetts-hiker-rescued-after-spending-cold-night-white-mountains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lost Massachusetts hiker was rescued Thursday afternoon after spending a bitterly cold night in the White Mountains.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:00:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 40051 at http://nhpr.org Hiker Killed In Fall Was From Canada http://nhpr.org/post/hiker-killed-fall-was-canada <p>The hiker killed Thursday in a fall on Mount Washington was from Canada, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>He was identified as Luc Paquette, age 25, of Boisbriand, Quebec.</p><p>Paquette was hiking was hiking with friends and left the Tuckerman Ravine trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:30:21 +0000 Chris Jensen 35356 at http://nhpr.org Man Killed In Fall On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/man-killed-fall-mount-washington <p>A 25-year-old hiker was fatally injured in a fall Thursday afternoon while coming down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mount Washington, according to Sgt. Mark Ober of New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The man was hiking with friends and left the trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet&nbsp;“landing on a small ledge approximately three quarters of the way up the Headwall," Ober wrote in a news release.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:48:29 +0000 Chris Jensen 35331 at http://nhpr.org Search For Man Missing Along Baker River To Resume Monday Morning http://nhpr.org/post/search-man-missing-along-baker-river-resume-monday-morning <p>A search for a man reported missing along the Baker River in Plymouth will resume Monday morning, says Lt. James Kneeland of New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Michael Gatto, 51, of Thornton, was reported missing Saturday evening by a companion, with whom he had been camping along the banks of the river near the Plymouth High School.</p><p>The search Saturday night and Sunday included the waters and shorelines of the Baker and Pemigewasset Rivers.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:27:06 +0000 Chris Jensen 35006 at http://nhpr.org North Country's Nash Stream: Putting On The Environmental Wayback Machine http://nhpr.org/post/north-countrys-nash-stream-putting-environmental-wayback-machine <p>Almost 150 years ago loggers in the North Country began changing the course of Nash Stream to make it easier to float logs downstream to the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Stark. But an effort is underway to get Nash Stream back to what Mother Nature intended.</p><p>Nash Stream is almost 14 miles long. It runs through the state-owned Nash stream Forest and its problems began around 1870.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:12:22 +0000 Chris Jensen 33483 at http://nhpr.org North Country's Nash Stream: Putting On The Environmental Wayback Machine How Do You Coax A Moose Out Of A City? Slowly And Carefully http://nhpr.org/post/how-do-you-coax-moose-out-city-slowly-and-carefully <p>Seeing a moose in New Hampshire isn’t supposed to be news – unless the moose is in a more developed area, like the south end of Concord… and the person seeing it is a public radio host.</p><p>That’s right. On Saturday morning All Things Considered host Brady Carlson found a moose in his yard. Twice. The moose even sat down for a rest at one point, though, thankfully, he avoided the Carlsons' vegetable garden.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Brady Carlson 30586 at http://nhpr.org How Do You Coax A Moose Out Of A City? Slowly And Carefully Bears In Seacoast Spark Anxiety, Questions http://nhpr.org/post/bears-seacoast-spark-anxiety-questions <p>Two separate black bear sightings in Portsmouth earlier this week startled residents and raised new questions about bears in urban areas.</p><p>Early this week, two Portsmouth residents reported black bear sightings to police. Officers responding to the calls said they believed the bears were cubs, but were unsure if a larger bear was with them. Bear sightings are rare instances in the Seacoast, but N.H. Fish and Game’s Wildlife Damage Specialist Rob Calvert says that this behavior isn’t entirely out of character.</p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Ella Nilsen 28981 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues http://nhpr.org/post/volunteer-rescue-groups-oppose-charging-all-hikers-rescues <p></p><p>House lawmakers will hear a bill&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp; that would make New Hampshire the first state to make people pay fees any time they are rescued by Fish and Game.</p><p>Backers of the proposal say they want to help Fish and Game recoup costs of expensive rescue operations.</p><p>But opponents, including the state’s volunteer search and rescue outlets, say this bill is a bad idea that could put people, and the state’s appeal to hikers at risk.</p><p>Hikers who were in trouble in the White Mountains, exhausted, climbing out a helicopter…</p><p>Explaining what went wrong….</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:34:19 +0000 Chris Jensen 21040 at http://nhpr.org Volunteer Rescue Groups Oppose Charging All Hikers For Rescues Warmer Seasons Pose Danger to Local Moose http://nhpr.org/post/warmer-seasons-pose-danger-local-moose <p>Warm winters have been tipping the balance between New Hampshire moose and the winter ticks that feed on them.</p><p>The ticks have benefited from warmer temperatures, and their increasing numbers have become a problem for moose.</p><p>When too many ticks latch on to the moose, it suffers blood loss, hair loss, becomes sick, and sometimes dies.</p><p>Kristine Rines, a wildlife biologist with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, says the real enemy is weather.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:10:59 +0000 Tina Forbes 8957 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Bats Receive Support http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-bats-receive-support <p>This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted more than $950 thousand to 30 states with bats affected by a fungal disease called &lsquo;white-nose syndrome.&rsquo; New Hampshire received more than $14 thousand.</p><p>State Fish and Game wildlife biologist Emily Brunkhurst says white-nose has severely impacted local bats.</p><p><em>In a couple of species we are seeing 99 percent declines. </em></p><p>State Fish and Game&nbsp;officials will use the&nbsp;grant to monitor bat populations and raise public support.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:33:56 +0000 Tina Forbes 8597 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Bats Receive Support Endangered Piping Plovers Continue to Nest on New Hampshire Beaches http://nhpr.org/post/endangered-piping-plovers-continue-nest-new-hampshire-beaches <p>Six pairs of piping plovers are nesting on the beaches of Hampton and Seabrook this summer. The birds are endangered in New Hampshire. For years, state Fish and Game officials have been trying to bring them back. This year, they&rsquo;re roping off nesting areas and hiring volunteers to monitor the nests.</p><p>Brendan Clifford, a biological technician of the New Hampshire Fish and Game&rsquo;s Wildlife Division, says the plovers have met with some obstacles.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:43:16 +0000 Tina Forbes 8490 at http://nhpr.org Endangered Piping Plovers Continue to Nest on New Hampshire Beaches Fish and Game Department Reminds Hikers to Trek Safely http://nhpr.org/post/fish-and-game-department-reminds-hikers-trek-safely <p>On Wednesday Fish and Game officials aided a woman at Franconia Notch when she experienced chest pains. The same day hikers helped a man who fell 20 feet down a Mount Washington trail.</p><p>The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game&rsquo;s Lieutenant Robert Bryant said hiker mishaps are a common occurrence in the summer. &nbsp;</p><p><em>This is the time of year for vacation and hiking and it&rsquo;s certainly not uncommon for us to head out to help hikers. </em></p><p>Bryant says many problems arise from poor planning, and he offers the following tips for hikers:</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:32:16 +0000 Tina Forbes 7341 at http://nhpr.org Searchers Spend Night Looking For Littleton Man http://nhpr.org/post/searchers-spend-night-looking-littleton-man <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A Littleton man hiking without a flashlight, map or warm clothing spent the night in the mountains while officials looked for him, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>Dylan Jessen, 20, planned to hike the 15 miles from the Lafayette Campground in Franconia to Route 112 in Woodstock but didn&rsquo;t begin until about 1 p.m.</p><p>His mother lost cell-phone contact with him about 7 p.m. &nbsp;when he still had about five miles to go and only 30 minutes of daylight left.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:48:27 +0000 Chris Jensen 3177 at http://nhpr.org