Hunters asked to participate in survey

CONCORD – Small-game hunting seasons will soon be underway, and hunters are being asked to take part in two New Hampshire Fish and Game Department surveys.

Participants have a chance to win a firearm.

? Small Game Survey – This annual survey provides Fish and Game biologists with distribution, abundance and trend data on the state’s small-game populations. The more responses they get, the better the data is. Fill out and send in your survey form postmarked by April 14, and you could win a firearm donated by Sturm, Ruger & Co.

The survey form is available at www.huntnh.com/surveys/small-game.html. To request a paper survey, call 271-2461 or email wildlife@wildlife.nh.gov (be sure to provide your full name and mailing address).

? Ruffed Grouse Wing and Tail Survey – This annual survey gives Fish and Game valuable insight into annual grouse recruitment into the fall population. All those who turn in completed and usable grouse study packets will be entered into a drawing for a shotgun donated by the Ruffed Grouse Society. Hunter participation is key to this effort – please let other ruffed grouse enthusiasts know about the survey.

Any grouse hunter can participate by picking up grouse sample packets, which include envelopes and survey cards for two grouse samples, from any of the participating locations listed below. Completed packets must be returned to one of these locations. Grouse survey packets will be available as of Friday, Sept. 23.

For more information on small-game hunting seasons and bag limits in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/small-game.html.

Submitted by
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department