ORDER YOUR SIGNS TODAY
Operation Land Share - Sign Program
New Hampshire Fish and Game provides free signs to landowners that agree to keep the majority of their land open to hunting. Use the signs to help manage access and inform users about your land. Go to www.wildnh.com/landshare for more information and to fill out the participation agreement form to order your signs. Already enrolled, but need new signs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 271-1137.
Safety Zone Sign - Used to restrict hunting around homes, buildings and other areas for safety purposes.
REPORT WILDLIFE CRIME
Protect New Hampshire's natural resources - report wildlife law violators!
Operation Game Thief is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation.
Report Violations: 1-800-344-4262 or www.wildnh.com/ogt.
Q & A
I've got children and pets near my home and I'm concerned about hunters coming too close to my house. What can I do?
As a landowner, you have the right to regulate activities on your property. You may have serious and legitimate concerns about hunting near your home. But you can also think about what exactly what it is you're concerned about. Is it children? Pets? Livestock? Maybe you don't mind if hunters use a portion of your land, but not near your house?
Though one option is to post your entire property against all public access, that's not always an appropriate response to a specific issue. Consider signage options that will address your concerns. Among them: "Hunting by Permission Only," "Caution - Horses," or "Safety Zone."
A few other things to consider: By state law (RSA 207:3-a), a hunter (or anyone else, for that matter) shall not discharge a firearm or bow and arrow within 300 feet of a permanently occupied dwelling without the landowner's permission. Doing so is a violation. New Hampshire has an excellent record of hunting safety. Each year since 1994, there have been fewer than eight shooting injuries involving hunting ... and about 78,000 people hunt in the state every year.
NEW HAMPSHIRE HUNT AND FISH EXPO
Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11 Hazen Drive