NH Fish & Game

Search and Rescue in N.H.: Pushing the Limits

Nov 4, 2019
Andrew Drummond/Ski The Whites

In addition to hikers on N.H.'s many trails, there are also a growing number of  trail runners, backcountry skiers, bikers and climbers. As adventurers in New Hampshire's backcountry press at limits previously untested or left alone, this trend is joined by modern technologyin presenting a new series of challenges for rescuers and for society in general.   

pixabay

We focus on some of New Hampshire's under-appreciated animals: opossum, porcupine, and fisher. They don't grab headlines like the state's larger wildlife, like moose or bear. In fact, they are often viewed as nuisances. But these mammals play an important role in our ecosystem and have had their own recent struggles, including a fatal fungus affecting porcupines and a decline in fisher populations.

Air Date: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Photo by Will Staats/NHFG

We talk with wildlife biologist Kristine Rines.  For three decades, she worked with  New Hampshire Fish and Game as the moose project leader.  We discuss the changes she saw during her tenure, from the ravaging of the moose population due to winter ticks and the changes in the state's habitat and public attitudes.  As a biologist, she worked with many of NH's wild creatures known as charismatic megafauna such as bear and moose.

Air date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

N.H. Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Fish & Game divers recovered the body of a kayaker from the Merrimack River in Concord on Friday.

Officials identified him as Alec Bronchuck, 20, of Merrimack, who was last seen Thursday.

 

He and his brother were fishing when their kayaks took on water and they swam to shore, the younger of the brothers unable to reach land, according to Fish & Game.

Josh Carloni / NHFG

Regulators are taking comments on plans to expand a lucrative new crab fishery that’s stirring interest in the Gulf of Maine.

Jonah crabs are a native species that, until recently, was mainly caught as bycatch – by accident – in lobster pots.

Now, as warming waters push the lobster fishery north, more fishermen – especially in southern New England – are targeting Jonah crabs on purpose to supplement their income.

New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist Josh Carloni says in Northern New England and the Gulf of Maine, lobster is still king – but that could change.

Our Complex Relationship with Coyotes

Mar 8, 2019
Emdot/Flickr

Have you encountered a coyote in New Hampshire?  Coyotes were absent from the state in the 1800s, and since their presence was noted in 1944, it has grown to include every county.  Known as opportunistic omnivores, we learn more about current management practices of the coyote population, including the most recent proposed legislation in the N.H. House.