Small-game hunters asked to complete Fish and Game surveys

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 quality 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, 2017, and you could win a firearm donated by Sturm, Ruger & Co.

The survey form is available at To request a paper survey, call 271-2461 or email (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.

Grouse survey packets will be available as of Friday, Sept. 23, at N.H. Fish and Game Department headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Packets may be picked up and delivered to the licensing office on the first floor.

Submitted by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department