New Hampshire

The Granite State offers an abundance of natural resources and with 85% of its area forested, a variety of sporting pursuits. Home to the native Abenaki tribes and founded by European settlers in 1623, New Hampshire’s history runs deep through the roots of the United States. With an array of natural beauty and a diverse terrain, opportunities for hunting, freshwater fishing, and saltwater fishing make it a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Home to over 500 different species, some iconic animals in New Hampshire include whitetail deer, moose, black bears, various waterfowl, wild turkeys, pheasants, and a variety of small game.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in New Hampshire, please contact:


New Hampshire State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

New Hampshire Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Chair: Governor Chris Sununu

New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

President: Representative Jeff Goley
Representative Laurie Sanborn

News Alerts

May 20 2024 Granite Stater’s Privacy Protected; Governor’s Signature Awaits

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 3, 2024, New Hampshire House Bill 1186 (HB...

Feb 26 2024 Debate Looms Over Merchant Codes in the Granite State

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 3, 2024, New Hampshire House Bill 1186 (HB...

Feb 12 2024 A Good Day for Sportsmen and Women in the New Hampshire Capitol

Why It Matters: On February 6, 2024, the New Hampshire House Fish and Game...

Jan 16 2024 Here We Go Again… NH Bill Seeks to Seat Non-Sporting Citizens to Board of Commissioners

Why It Matters: Introduced on January 3, 2024, New Hampshire House Bill (HB) 1148...

Oct 17 2023 New Hampshire Bill Would Potentially Jeopardize Pittman-Robertson Eligibility

Why It Matters: On September 29, 2023, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted testimony...

Oct 02 2023 Sportsmen and Women Recognized by New England Governors as America’s True Conservationists

Why It Matters: On September 23, 2023, the sporting community celebrated National Hunting and...

Aug 28 2023 Additional Opportunities for Bear Hunters Passed in New Hampshire

Why It Matters: New Hampshire Fish and Game’s biennial rule making session took place...

Aug 14 2023 New Hampshire Spring Turkey Harvest Indicates Healthy Populations Heading into Fall

Why it Matters: After a record setting spring turkey harvest of 5,725 birds in...

Jul 17 2023 New Hampshire Bills Balancing Landowners’ Rights and Hunters’ Traditions En Route to Governor

Why It Matters: New Hampshire Senate Bill 15 (NH S 15) and House Bill...

May 30 2023 Righting Several Wrongs – CSF Submits Letter to FWS Relative to Silvio O. Conte Hunting/Fishing Plan

Why It Matters: In July 2021, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter...

Jan 23 2023 New Hampshire Bill Seeks to Clarify State Laws Surrounding “E-Stamps”

Why It Matters: Federal Duck Stamps are required to pursue many birds, including waterfowl...

Jan 17 2023 It May Be Winter But Legislatures Are Heating Up Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: With the new year kicked off, legislatures across the nation are...

Nov 07 2022 Furbearer Trapping: An Important Sporting Pursuit and Wildlife Management Tool

Why It Matters: Trapping is unique in that it is used in many facets...

Oct 18 2022 New Hampshire’s Search and Rescue Problem

Why It Matters: Search and rescue (SAR) operation funding varies state-by-state, but for those...

Oct 11 2022 Fall Trout Stocking Underway Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies are instrumental in setting the frameworks...

Aug 22 2022 Range Day: CSF Welcomes Legislators, Partners, and State Fish and Wildlife Agency Personnel to Sig Sauer Academy for Suppressor Demonstration

Contact: Joe Bachar, Coordinator, Northeastern States Why It Matters: Firearm suppressors increase safety for...

Jan 18 2022 Advocating for Sporting Dogs in the Granite State

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern States HighlightsOn January 14, the New Hampshire House Fish...

Dec 20 2021 New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Stands Up for Sporting Dogs

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesHighlightsWhy it Matters: Across the nation, dogs play...

Jun 21 2021 Rock Solid Leadership: Granite State Governor Chris Sununu Welcomed as GSC Vice-Chair

HighlightsWhy it Matters: The Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus facilitates communication and information exchange between participating...

Mar 01 2021 Tax Season Means Fighting for New Hampshire’s Shooting Preserves and Sporting Dog Kennels

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesEarlier this morning, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Feb 16 2021 All Bark and No Bite – Adding Teeth to New Hampshire’s Preemption Law

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn February 10, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Feb 16 2021 Fishing for Problems: Granting Municipalities Regulatory Authority Over Frozen Public Waters

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn February 10, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Feb 16 2021 New Hampshire Caucus Co-Chair and CSF Work to Protect Sporting Dogs and their Hunter Companions

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn February 10, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Feb 08 2021 Dear New Hampshire, Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn February 1, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Aug 17 2020 GSC Member Governor Chris Sununu Swears in New NHFG Department Executive Director

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn August 14,Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus  (GSC) Member...

Aug 10 2020 Restrictive Firearms Bill Vetoed by Governor Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor Sununu

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn August 7, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member...

Aug 10 2020 Scott Mason Confirmed as Next Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorBy a vote of 3-1 held on...

Aug 03 2020 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Executive Director Nominee Receives Public Hearing

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn July 30, the New Hampshire Executive...

Apr 20 2020 New Hampshire: Shortened Sessions – No Shortage of Activity

Accounting for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire’s General Court has suspended legislative activity...

Apr 13 2020 New Hampshire: CSF Submits Letter of Support for Pro-Sportsmen’s Rules Package

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn April 7, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted...

Mar 16 2020 New Hampshire: Constructive Regulatory Package Proposed by NHFG Department

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorIncreased opportunities for New Hampshire’s sportsmen and...

Mar 16 2020 New Hampshire: Caucus Luncheon Highlights Sportsmen’s Efforts Thus Far

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn March 12, the bipartisan and bicameral...

Mar 09 2020 New Hampshire: Anti-Sportsmen Attacks Flop in Committee

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn March 3, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s...

Feb 24 2020 New Hampshire: CSF Staff Testifies on Bills Regarding a Coyote Hunting Contest Ban, a Discharge Distance Increase, and a Study for Banning Recreationa

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn February 4, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Feb 10 2020 New Hampshire: CSF Testifies Against Legislation to Allow Anti-Hunting Interests to Serve on the Fish and Game Commission

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn February 4, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) New England...

Feb 03 2020 New Hampshire: Concord Sees Outpouring of Opposition to Restrictive Kennel Bill

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 28, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) New England...

Jan 27 2020 New Hampshire: Droves of Sportsmen Gather to Protect Firearms Shooting Range

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 23, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Jan 20 2020 New Hampshire: CSF Staff Works to Oppose Over-Burdensome Kennel Legislation

Contact: New England States Coordinator Joseph MullinOn January 16, Joseph Mullin, New England States Coordinator...

Aug 19 2019 New Hampshire: Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor Sununu Vetoes Restrictive Gun Legislation

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn August 9, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor...

May 13 2019 New Hampshire: Regulatory Changes to Spring Turkey Season Discussed at Caucus Luncheon

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn May 8, the bipartisan and bicameral New...

Apr 22 2019 New Hampshire: Caucus Co-Chair Representative Goley Awarded Legislator of the Year by New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn April 13, the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation...

Feb 25 2019 New Hampshire: Annual Luncheon Draws New Members

By Brent Miller, Senior Director of Northeastern StatesOn February 14, the bipartisan and bicameral...

Feb 11 2019 New Hampshire: Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Announced for the 2019 Legislative Session

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesThe Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to...

Feb 16 2018 New Hampshire: New Members Welcomed at Annual Caucus Luncheon

On February 8, the bipartisan and bicameral New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its...

Jun 15 2017 New Hampshire: Caucus Hosts End-of-Session Luncheon

On Thursday, June 8, more than 25 members of the bipartisan New Hampshire Legislative...

Apr 20 2017 New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Crossbow Bill into Law

On April 17, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, one of the newest members of...

Feb 23 2017 New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, Signs Constitutional Carry Bill

On February 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation welcomed Governor Chris Sununu as the 30th...

Feb 16 2017 New Hampshire: Caucus Luncheon a Success, Despite Winter Storm Niko

On February 9, as Winter Storm Niko battered New England, the bipartisan and bicameral...

Jun 16 2016 New Hampshire: Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal

On June 9, New Hampshire became the 40th state to pass legislation to allow...

May 19 2016 New Hampshire: Suppressor Bill Primed for Governor’s Consideration

On May 11, the New Hampshire House of Representatives concurred with a minor amendment...

May 05 2016 New Hampshire: Hunter’s Hearing Protection Act Heads to House Floor for Concurrence Vote

On April 21, the New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee voted...

Mar 24 2016 New Hampshire: Caucus Shoot at Sig Sauer and Advancement of Suppressor Legislation

On March 7, members of the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) attended a...

Feb 25 2016 New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Luncheon

On February 10, the bipartisan New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its annual “Sportsmen’s...

Jan 14 2016 New Hampshire House Passes Suppressor Bill

On January 7, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed HB 500 (184-124), which...

Oct 23 2015 New Hampshire: Suppressor Bill Clears Committee

On October 15, HB 500, sponsored by New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus member Representative...

Jun 25 2015 New Hampshire Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Awarded for Commitment to State’s Sportsmen and Women

Rep. Gene Chandler, Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, was...

Apr 02 2015 New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Luncheon

On March 25, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its Annual Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Feb 26 2015 Northeastern Regional Suppressor Demonstration

On February 16, CSF co-hosted and attended the Northeastern Regional Suppressor Demonstration, sponsored and...

Feb 26 2015 CSF Weighs in on Firearm Suppressors in New Hampshire and Vermont

Last week, bills on firearm suppressors were heard in committee in both New Hampshire...

Jun 26 2014 New Hampshire Nonresident Student Hunting and Angling License Bill Signed into Law

On June 11, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law HB...

Jun 05 2014 New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Shoot-out

On May 23, nearly 20 members of the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered...

Apr 17 2014 New Hampshire Legislator Suppressor Demonstration

On April 11, Brent Miller, Northeastern States Director for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Feb 06 2014 New Hampshire: College Student Hunting and Angling License Bill Heard in Committee

On Tuesday, February 4, HB 1290 was heard in New Hampshire’s House Fish and...

Jan 24 2014 New Hampshire: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Holds Caucus Luncheon

On Wednesday, January 22, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held its first event...

Apr 24 2013 New Hampshire – Lead Sinker Ban (SB 89) to be Heard in Committee

In 2000, New Hampshire was the first state to ban lead sinkers and jigs....

Apr 11 2013 New Hampshire: New Leadership Confirmed and Members Added At Caucus Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 27, the New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted their first Caucus...

Feb 28 2013 New Hampshire – Proposed Ban on Taking Bear over Bait (SB 56) Defeated

On Thursday, February 14, SB 56, which would have banned the practice of taking...

Feb 14 2013 New Hampshire – Oppose: Lead Sinker Ban (SB 89)

In 2000, New Hampshire was the first state to ban lead sinkers and jigs....

Nov 16 2012 New Hampshire: Lead Sinker Ban (SB 224) Not Recommended for Legislation in 2013 In January of 2012,

In January of 2012, despite a lack of scientific evidence of the impact of...

Latest policy updates

Over the last decade, many states have expanded opportunities for archery hunters...

Defined as the distance from an occupied dwelling, public road, or city...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

In recent years, Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use has increased rapidly across...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

During the 1990s, 13 countries, including the United States, developed and agreed...

Funding mechanisms for search and rescue (SAR) operations vary by state, but...

Established with the dedicated purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game commissions...

Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress...

In recent years many local governments have enacted vague, outdated laws banning...

Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

Recreational fishing is widely accepted as a wholesome and non-controversial lifetime outdoor...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2020 New Hampshire: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

New Hampshire: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - New Hampshire

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - New Hampshire

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — New Hampshire

New Hampshire sportsmen and women outnumber the residents of Manchester and Rochester – two...

Take Action

Advocate for policies impacting your state. Contact your States Program Team Member to learn how you can help make a difference and protect outdoor traditions.

Take Action

In Season

STAY CURRENT

Stay current with the latest news, policy activity and how to get involved.

Sign up for Newsletters

SUPPORT CSF

Donate today so we can keep fighting for tomorrow!

Donate Now