Fish and Game to hold biennial public hearings this month

The public input sessions are held every two years. 

The public input sessions are held every two years.  Hadley Barndollar / New Hampshire Bulletin

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

New Hampshire Bulletin

Published: 12-05-2023 2:19 PM

The state’s Fish and Game Department will hold two biennial hearings this month, an opportunity for the general public to offer input on any aspect of the agency’s operations.

The hearings, which are held every other year, will take place on:

Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Fish and Game Department’s Region 1 Office on Route 3, 629B Main Street, Lancaster.

Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.

“We welcome hunters, anglers, and others who care about wildlife in New Hampshire to attend one of these biennial hearings and share their ideas about how we can serve you better,” Scott Mason, Fish and Game’s executive director, said in a statement.

During the biennial hearings, the public can comment on and suggest changes to fishing and hunting rules, wildlife management strategies, and other department functions. Present at the hearings to listen to the public will be members of the Fish and Game Commission, Mason, and other staff.

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Fish and Game does not make any proposals for changes to hunting or fishing rules at the hearings. Game management issues – such as the number of moose permits, the number of either-sex days provided during future deer seasons, or the length of regional bear seasons – are handled as part of the game management rulemaking process, scheduled to begin after the 2024 hunting seasons.