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.
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
Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
Lt. Mark W. Ober
Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
Lt. Bradley R. Morse
Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
Lt. James E. Kneeland
Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
Lt. William J. Boudreau
Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Lt. Adam P. Cheney
Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-4732
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.
Paul G. McInnis
Eric G. Stohl
Paul W. DeBow
Albert J. Derosa
Questions about N.H. Fish and Game regulations (603) 271-3127
Dispatch (603) 271-3361
Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri; 24 hours/day, Sat. & Sun. (State Police Dispatch)
To Report Violations 24 Hours a Day
Operation Game Thief 1-800-344-4262
Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education) (603) 271-3129
N.H. Fish and Game
Headquarters/License Office (603) 271-3421
Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
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
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) 633-9595
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) 227-4000
Portsmouth Harbor Coast Guard
For U.S. Coast Guard information (603) 436-4415
Animal Damage Control (603) 223-6832
New Hampshire State law provides certain protections for landowners who open their land to those using it for outdoor recreation. For more information, visit wildnh.com/landshare.
Buy Your Hike Safe Card
Get your annual voluntary Hike Safe Card! $25 for individual or $35 per family. Available at wildnh.com.
Let’s Go Fishing! Classes with N.H. Fish and Game
Want to learn how to fish, enhance your fishing skills, help turn a friend into a fishing buddy? Check out Let’s Go Fishing classes from N.H. Fish and Game’s Aquatic Resources Education team! Courses are offered throughout the state by trained volunteer instructors who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to help anglers get started.
Courses for adults and children are free of charge and designed to teach basic ecological concepts, fishing skills, and new ways to enjoy the outdoors together. Courses cover basic techniques for year-round fishing in ponds, lakes, streams and the ocean. A typical course offers hands-on instruction, plus a field trip to put your new skills to the test on the water. Let’s Go Fishing also offers specialty clinics and weekend workshops on fly fishing, saltwater fishing, fly tying, ice fishing and more. For a class schedule, visit fishnh.com.
Saltwater Anglers & Spearfishers
Buy your N.H. Recreational Saltwater
Fishing License at fishnh.com or at your local license agent – just $11.
See License Information for details.
Also good in Maine and Massachusetts salt waters.
Striped Bass Volunteer Angler Survey — Join Us!
Do you like to fish for striped bass in New Hampshire? Tell N.H. Fish and Game’s Marine Division about your striped bass fishing — and you could win a great prize!
For the Striped Bass Volunteer Angler Survey, anglers are asked to provide information such as amount of time fished and length of fish caught. Completed trip logs may be sent by mail, or an electronic logbook can be filled out online at fishnh.com/surveys/striped-bass.html. Marine fisheries biologists use the results to assess the status of striped bass populations each year.
How do I get started? Contact the Marine Division at Reg3@wildlife.nh.gov or (603) 868-1095 to get your logbook by mail or e-mail. Submit your logs by November 1, for a chance to win raffle prizes.
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.