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New Hampshire Contacts

N.H. Fish and Game — Our Mission

As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:

  • Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
  • Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
  • Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

The N.H. Fish and Game Department receives Federal Assistance from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and sex, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or service, please contact or write the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR – 4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203, Attention: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Programs.

New Hampshire Law Enforcement District Map

State of New Hampshire

Christoper T. Sununu, Governor

Scott R. Mason, Executive Director
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Law Enforcement Districts

District 1

Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-3164
Lt. Mark W. Ober

District 2

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. Bradley R. Morse

District 3

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. James E. Kneeland

District 4

Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-9669
Lt. William J. Boudreau

District 5

Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3361
Lt. Adam P. Cheney

District 6

Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-4732
(603) 868-1095
Lt. Delayne Brown

N.H. Fish & Game Commissioners

The numbers on this page are the home phone numbers of Fish and Game Commissioners. Please use discretion with the timing of your calls. For emergency calls after hours, call N.H. State Police or your local police.

For questions about N.H. fishing laws, call (603) 271-3127.

Belknap County

Carroll County
Susan Price
(603) 387-1331

Cheshire County
John Caveney
(802) 254-1535

Jim Titone
(603) 394-5794

Coos County
Eric G. Stohl
(603) 237-4206

Grafton County
Paul W. DeBow
(603) 481-2479

Hillsborough County
Ray Green, Chair
(603) 396-2493

Merrimack County
Christopher Hodgdon
(603) 746-1000

Rockingham County
Meggan Hodgson
(603) 418-5983

Strafford County
Albert J. DeRosa
(978) 314-5193

Sullivan County
Bruce Temple
(603) 543-0519

N.H. Fish & Game Telephone Numbers

Law Enforcement

Dispatch — To reach a N.H. Fish and Game Officer – (603) 271-3361

Questions about N.H. Fish and Game Law Regulations – (603) 271-3127

Off Highway Recreational Vehicle
(Laws and Regulations) – (603) 271-3129

To Report Violations 24 Hours a Day

Operation Game Thief – 1-800-344-4262


N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters/License Office – (603) 271-3421

Executive Director’s Office – (603) 271-3511

Inland Fisheries – (603) 271-2501

License Agent Accounting/OHRV Registry – (603) 271-2743

Marine Fisheries – (603) 868-1095

Nuisance Wildlife Questions – (603) 223-6832

Public Affairs – (603) 271-3211

Wildlife Programs – (603) 271-2461

Regional Offices

Region 1: Lancaster – (603) 788-3164

Region 2: New Hampton – (603) 744-5470

Region 3: Durham – (603) 868-1095

Region 4: Keene – (603) 352-9669

Coastal Resource Contacts

N.H. Fish and Game Marine Fisheries Division

225 Main St., Durham, NH 03824
Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Fri. – (603) 868-1095


Contact N.H. Fish and Game Department for rules and statutes – (603) 868-1095

Clam Flat Hotline

Current open or closed condition of Hampton Harbor and other shellfishing areas – 1-800-43-CLAMS

Maine Marine Resources (Maine Marine Patrol) – (207) 624-6581

Marine Mammals, Seals, Porpoises, Whales

Federal regulations prohibit harassment of marine mammals. Stranded or dead mammals should be reported to the Seacoast Science Center at – (603) 997-9448

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries – (617) 626-1520

Massachusetts Environmental Police – 1-800-632-8075

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)


For information on federal regulations and federal permits:
Regulations – (978) 281-9315
Permits – (978) 281-8438

New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services

Shellfish Program – (603) 559-1509

New Hampshire Dept. of Safety—Marine Patrol

Boating regulations – (603) 293-2037
Boat registration – (603) 227-4030

Portsmouth Harbor Coast Guard

For U.S. Coast Guard information – (603) 436-4415

Wildlife Services

Animal Damage Control – (603) 223-6832

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire

The official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation raises money and works with wildlife professionals and conservation education partners to fund Fish and Game’s conservation of wildlife and natural places. The foundation has supported a wide range of projects, including tracking and mapping of ovigerous female lobsters and monitoring river herring passage over the breached Wadleigh Falls Dam on the Lamprey River. Funding for the foundation’s grants program comes from individual and corporate donors and from the annual auction of fish and game permits and licenses. The foundation accepts general and targeted cash donations, as well as planned gifts and tangible assets; in most cases, contributions are tax-deductible.

To learn more about the foundation or make an online donation, visit or contact (603) 496-2778 or [email protected]. Thanks for your support!

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Landowner Protection

New Hampshire State law provides certain protections for landowners who open their land to those using it for outdoor recreation. For more information, visit