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N.H. Fish and Game Acquires Boat Access Site on Lake Winnipesaukee

CONCORD, N.H. -- On November 21, 2012, the New Hampshire  Fish and Game Department purchased a private marina known as Downing's Landing  at the southern tip of Alton Bay.  That  means Fish and Game, after many years, has finally acquired a boat access  facility on Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest lake.

"This is exciting news for New Hampshire's outdoor  enthusiasts because it creates the first state-owned and controlled public boat  ramp with parking on Lake Winnipesaukee," said Fish and Game Executive  Director Glenn Normandeau. "For years, we've wanted to provide the public  with a boat access site on the big lake, and I am thrilled that we've been able  to do it."

The Downing's Landing facility includes an existing boat  launch with paved parking for vehicles with trailers, as well as a handful of  cartop parking spaces. The site includes two buildings and several docks that  will allow for excellent shorebank fishing opportunities, particularly during  the spring salmon season. The facility will be open to the public for launching  boats and shorebank fishing with no fee.

The site may be temporarily closed while Fish and Game  transitions ownership and determines what maintenance and repairs are  necessary. Since the general use of the property will not change, it seems to  be for the most part a "turnkey" facility that can be opened to the  public with minimal work. This is quite different from most acquisitions of  undeveloped property, which can take months or even years of planning,  permitting and construction before a boat access site can be opened to the  public.

In the near term, parking configurations will be  evaluated and maximized for the upcoming boating season. Future renovations  will be planned as Fish and Game moves forward. Improvements may include dock repairs and installation of a newer concrete  boat ramp. Fish and Game officials hope  to have the site open this  winter in time for the ice fishing season.

New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded  through boat registration fees and federal Wildlife and Sport Fish  Restoration  funds, a true user-pay, user-benefit program. Fish and Game's Facilities and  Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes  existing sites and builds new public boat access areas. Fish and Game maintains  more than 140 public boat access sites throughout New Hampshire.

Taken from the NH Fish and Games Website

Ossipee Lake Real Estate, Freedom NH

Ossipee Lake Home for Sale, Ossipee Lake Real Estate

Sandy Beach - Bunk House

Freedom NH, Ossipee Lake 200 feet of shoreline on beautiful 3000 acre Lake  Ossipee. This  lakefront comes with a comfortable ranch featuring open concept, large living/dining area with exposed beams, overlooks quiet Berry Bay. This home has hardwood floors, gas fireplace stove, finished lower level with family room, walks out into a 9x30 screen porch. The shore front has been improved with awesome landscaping including large block walls, and a nice patio-deck right at the waters edge. Enjoy the long sandy beach and beautiful waterfront. Included in the sale is a wonderful log bunk house and a newer aluminum boat dock. One plus acre of land on a town road in low tax Freedom. Home is centrally located to Golf, Hiking and Skiing in the Mount Washington Valley. Listed by Costantino Real Estate LLC. G. Costantino.  Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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Lake Winnipesaukee Adirondack for Sale

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for sale

Sandy Beach - Dock - Mountain Views

Moultonborough NH, Lake Winnipesaukee  Welcome yourself home to this stately twelve room Adirondack style Lake Home with views of the mountains including Mt. Washington from every room. Pass by your personal elevator to three levels in the foyer and you are in the great room that opens to the dining area and dreamy kitchen with all the space and appliances for your every cooking need including a spacious pantry.  Open views of the lake and mountains from every room remind you that you are home at the lake.  Really get away from it all and watch movies in your own theater room with luxurious plush recliners and surround sound. Special custom touches throughout this unique home, even a dry Boathouse.  Great dock and a sandy beach for the kids.  This home is centrally located to golf, skiing, shopping and restaurants by boat or car.  Make an appointment to see this home. Listed by Coldwell Banker, R. Burton. Information taken for NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at .

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Wildlife Diseases in New England

Below are some examples of diseases that exist in New England and affect the animals around us. Chronic wasting disease is a neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in deer and elk in certain geographical locations in North America. To date, CWD has not been detected in any deer populations within the state of Vermont. The disease belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) or prion diseases. The disease attacks the brains of infected deer and elk and produces small lesions that result in death. While CWD is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep, there is no known relationship between CWD and any other TSE of animals or people. It is not known exactly how CWD is spread. It is believed that the agent responsible for the disease may be spread both directly (animal to animal contact) and indirectly (soil or other surface to animal). It is thought that the most common mode of transmission from an infected animal is via saliva, urine and feces. As of 2012, the following states and Canadian provinces had found CWD in their deer or elk populations: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, and Saskatchenwan.

There currently is no convincing evidence that the agent of CWD affects humans. However, public health officials recommend that human exposure to the CWD agent be avoided as they continue to research the disease. Health officials advise hunter not to consume meat from animals known to be infected with the disease. Boning out meat is recommended. In addition, they suggest hunters take the normal simple precautions when field dressing carcasses. For more information on Chronic Wasting Disease


  • A list of Laboratories that can test for CWD may be found in the Library section of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Webpage.


Rabies virions: are bullet-shaped with 10-nm spike-like glycoprotein peplomers covering the surface. The ribonucleoprotein is composed of RNA encased in nucleoprotein, phosphorylated or phosphoprotein, and polymerase.

Rabies is the most important wildlife disease risk to humans and pets in Vermont. Although rabies is a virus that is 100% fatal if not treated, it is also 100% preventable. Freezing does not kill the rabies virus. Heat and/or chemical agents such as Clorox will. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes are the primary carriers of rabies in New England. Animals in the final stages of rabies may appear aggressive, tame, disoriented and may drool or make strange sounds. The rabies virus is primarily concentrated in the saliva, brain and spinal column of a rabid animal. It is not found in blood, feces, or urine. If you think you have been exposed to rabies (wash the wound thoroughly", or if a suspect rabid animal is encountered, cal the Vermont Rabies Hotline 1-800-4-RABIES (1-800-472-2437). If an animal is to be destroyed, avoid shooting it in the head as this makes testing for rabies difficult. Testing for rabies will occur if a person or unvaccinated domestic animal is exposed, the animal was found in a town in which rabies has not yet been detected, or under some other special circumstances. Some trappers, animal control agents and wildlife biologists have received pre-exposure rabies treatments as a precaution. If interested, contact your personal physician to discuss your personal situation. More information on Rabies may be found on the Vermont Department of Health Website or on our Nuisance Wildlife Page Canine distemper is caused by a virus that has a broad host range among North American carnivores including the mink, striped skunks, fishers, badgers, black-footed ferrets and weasels. Canine distemper virus is related to rubeola (red measles) but poses no known threat to humans. Canine distemper virus infects cells of the immune system, lungs, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, skin, and brain. It is shed from the body in nasal and conjunctival exudates, feces and urine. Transmission requires close interaction between animals to enable direct contact or aerosol exposure because the virus does not persist long outside the body under most environmental conditions. Infected animals may shed virus beginning about 5 days after infection for a period of as long as 6 weeks or until death. The signs of canine distemper are similar in all susceptible species. Reddening on the skin of the chin, muzzle, ears, around the eyes, ventral abdomen, limbs and footpads is an early sign. Scurfiness, or a moist rash with thickening of the skin and slippage of fur, may develop in these areas. The muzzle and footpads may become thickened and dry. There may be an ocular discharge and the eyes may become encrusted and gummed shut by purulent exudates. Some animals lose their appetite and become emaciated, whereas others develop diarrhea. Pneumonia may develop, resulting in labored respirations. Nervous signs, which are due to encephalitis, include loss of fear of humans, daylight wandering by nocturnal animals, stupor, circling, twitching or spasms of limbs, muscles, muzzle, lips and head, ataxia, paralysis, coma and convulsions. Outbreaks of canine distemper may have a significant impact on local or regional populations of raccoons, and on red foxes, gray foxes and skunks in parts of the United States and on the raccoon population in Canada. Transmission of canine distemper is likely density-dependent; the disease poses a threat mainly to concentrated populations of previously unexposed susceptible species. The origin of virus introduced into susceptible populations is unclear, there often appears to be little relationship between canine distemper activity in domestic populations and that in wildlife.

Lyme Disease

From left to right: The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) adult female, adult male, nymph, and larva on a centimeter scale. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Lyme disease is caused by a coiled bacterium (spirochete) called Borrelia burgdorferi. The spirochete is named for its discoverer, Dr. Willy Burgdorfer of the United States Public Health Service, who identified it in the bodies of the tiny "deer ticks" which carry it to humans. First reported in Lyme in southeastern Connecticut in 1976, the illness was named after that town. The tick which transmits the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete to humans is called lxodes dammini. It is smaller then the common dog tick and lives in grassy and wooded areas, they feed on small and large animals like mice, shrews, birds, raccoons, opossums, deer and occasionally humans. The lxodes dammini tick is principally found along coastal areas from Delaware to Massachusetts, and also in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The tick's preferred habitats are wooded areas and adjacent grasslands. A tick bite is not painful. The tick is so small that its presence often goes unnoticed. In most cases the tick simply bites, draws blood for its nourishment and drops off. If the tick happens to be infected with spirochetes, it may transmit them during the feeding process. It is important to realize that a tick bite does not always result in Lyme disease. The best way to remove ticks is to use small tweezers. Do not squeeze the tick's body. Grasp it where the mouth parts enter the skin and tug gently, but firmly, until it releases its hold on your skin. Save the tick in a jar labeled with the date, the body location of the bite, and the place where you think you acquired the tick. Your doctor may find this information and the tick specimen helpful in diagnosis, in case a rash or other symptoms of Lyme disease subsequently appear. Wipe the bite area thoroughly with antiseptic. Early symptom of the disease is a slowly expanding red rash called erythema migrans. Only about 75 % of infected individuals will develop an observable rash. Anyone who has had a tick bite followed by a rash should consult a physician. Treatment at this stage usually is rapidly effective. Oral antibiotics are the preferred treatment for early stages of the disease. If left untreated, the rash will expand for several weeks; then it will slowly fade. Later symptoms of the untreated disease can include complications of the heart, nervous system or joints. Most patients, particularly if treated by their doctor for the skin rash, do not develop these symptoms. Prevention can be summarized easily: avoid tick-infested areas, wear protective clothing, check your clothing, body and pets for ticks and remove them promptly. Raccoon Roundworm Raccoon roundworm is common in raccoons in the Northeast and Midwest. Roundworm causes the potentially life threatening condition "larval migrans" in a variety of species, including humans. Infected raccoons are normal in appearance and behavior, but in other animals neurological signs are noted, and often mistaken for rabies. Transmission to humans occurs when microscopic roundworm eggs in feces are accidentally ingested. Roundworm eggs can remain infective for years, and raccoon feces should be avoided. Normal precautions such as the use of surgical gloves, and the washing of hands and surfaces used for skinning should be observed. If cleaning up raccoon feces be sure an wear a mask and use bleach on any tools used. Keep in mind that burning is the only effective way to kill roundworm eggs. Forty to sixty percent of raccoon may carry this parasite.

Information taken from the Vermont Fish and Game Website - Visit this link for more information.

Merrymeeting Lake Real Estate, New Durham NH


Merrymeeting Lake Real Estate, Merrymeeting Lakefront Real Estate for sale

Level Lot with a sandy beach compliment this remodeled lakefront home


New Durham NH Prime Merrymeeting Lake location and a level lot with 2 beaches, sandy shoreline and a permanent dock! This home dates back to 1955. Recent renovations include a new full bath with custom fixtures, new kitchen with granite counters, apron-front 'shaw' sink, gas stove/oven, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, pre-finished oak flooring, custom lighting and new washer & dryer. The second floor stairway was relocated and curves gracefully from the living room in back of the brick fireplace to the unfinished bedroom area on the second floor. A new half bath was installed on the second floor. The new hot air gas heating system is supplemented by the wood-stove insert installed in the fireplace. There is a drilled well for all household water as well as a pump system for drawing water from the lake for irrigation. The chambered leach field is installed beneath the circular driveway. Other features include a video camera security system, a backyard patio and a covered porch entry!  Merrymeeting Lake is a 1200 acre spring fed  glacial lake. This wonderful lake is centrally located in New Hampshire.  You can be in Wolfeboro for lunch in 20 minutes or skiing at Gunstock Ski Area in 35 minutes. Golf and hiking are also close by. Listed by Maxfield Real Estate. D. Countway. Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at

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Lake Winnipesaukee Home for sale in Moultonborough NH

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for sale

3 Bedroom home with great boating access to Winnipesaukee

Moultonborough NH, Lake Winnipesaukee This completely renovated lakefront home has been redone inside and out! This beautiful home features Granite counters, stainless appliances and French-door cabinetry in the kitchen, an open concept living room with vaulted ceilings and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. First floor master bedroom, library, playroom and hardwood, carpet and tile flooring and all new Marvin Windows throughout.  All of the baths have been remodeled with Granite.  Outside you'll notice extensive landscaping and Granite accents all around including a stonewall, light posts and walkway leading to the water and 60ft Mahogany dock with a large sitting area.  The outside is maintenance free with vinyl siding and metal roof. Detached 1.5 garage and driveway has been recently paved.   Home has over 3000 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Listed by Roche Realty Group. N Clark. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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"Let’s Go Fishing" New Hampshire Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

Apply by Wednesday,  November 21, 2012, to reserve your spot in the trainings.

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department's "Let's Go Fishing" program is in need of avid anglers looking to  give back to their community and share their love of the great sport of  fishing. The program is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice  fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.

Registration has opened for instructor training sessions,  which are a requirement for becoming certified as a Let's Go Fishing  instructor. Training is free. To sign up you must print out and return a Let's  Go Fishing volunteer application form, which can be found on the Fish and Game  website at or request by  calling 603-271-3212 or emailing  Applications must be received by Wednesday,  November 21, 2012, to reserve your spot in the trainings.

Those being certified must attend both an overview  training session and at least one specialty training class. The overview  session will cover the ins and outs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department and  the Let's Go Fishing program, as well teaching practices and principles.  The specialty sessions focus on the specific  programs presented -- ice fishing, fly fishing, or basic fishing; these are  hands-on experiences where prospective instructors are put through an  abbreviated "real life" Let's Go Fishing course. Topics covered include ethics,  pond ecology, rules and regulations, equipment and safety.  Instructors must attend the specialty  training session for each course topic they wish to teach.

The Let's Go Fishing program will hold the first half of  the two-part certification training for new fishing instructors on Saturday,  December 1, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Owl Brook Hunter Education  Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness N.H. Lunch is provided.  This class is required for all new  instructors.

All instructors also must attend the second half of the  certification training for the specific type of course they will be teaching,  as listed below.  These training sessions  take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center,  387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness N.H.   Lunch is provided.

* Basic Fishing: Sunday, December 2, 2012     * Ice Fishing: Saturday, January 12, 2013     * Fly Fishing: Sunday, January 13, 2013

After completing the training, participants have the  chance to join an existing team of volunteer fishing instructors who present  programs across the state.  The Let's Go  Fishing program also offers: saltwater fishing, fly tying and saltwater fly  fishing.

Thousands of children and adults have learned to be safe,  ethical and successful anglers through the Let's Go Fishing program. The  program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program -- a  true user-pay, user-benefit program.

Source - NH Fish and Game Website

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Alton NH

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate

Boat House - 4 garages - Sandy bottom Swimming - Westerly Exposure

Alton NH. Incredible Luxury Winnipesaukee home in a great neighborhood with a 33x18 Boathouse! This house has it all, great floor plan, quality materials and craftsmanship throughout. Main living with soaring ceilings, gas fireplace,tons of glass on all levels to the lake, gas vermont castings stove & cherry kitchen in lower level with geothermal/radiant heat, whole house generator, central vacuum, elevator, handicap accessible master suite, screened porch, patio, large deck with hot tub, 2 car attached & 2 car detached garage space, extra lot for overflow parking, hardwood and tile floors, built-ins, gorgeous gourmet "Zarse" kitchen with walk-in pantry, prep sink in island, wine fridge, double ovens, 2 laundry rooms, 2 separate sitting rooms.  Association maintains road and beautiful sandy beach if you want to use it, but there are nice wide stairs from dock into sandy bottom swim area.  Irrigation, alarm, fire pit, perennial gardens plus so much more!! The home is on 1.3 acres for privacy and plenty of sleeping space for that overflow of guests every weekend.  Shopping and hiking are all very close by and you can visit your favorite restaurants around the lake by boat or car.  Wolfeboro is 15 minutes up the road or you can be on the ski slopes at Gunstock in less than 25 minutes.  Listed by Coldwell Banker, E. Mulligan. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at  .

Lake Winnipesaukee lakefront property

Just under 5000 square feet of living space on 1.3 acres

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Lake Sunapee Real Estate, Newbury NH


Lake Sunapee Real Estate, Newbury NH

Sunapee Adirondack home built in 2008, 10 minutes to Sunapee Ski Area.


Newbury NH, Lake Sunapee  Where function meets perfection".  If you have been looking for that perfect home on Lake Sunapee look no further, this is it!  Architecturally inspired by Bonin Architects the radiance of quality shines throughout every inch of this home and property.  The home features custom craftsmanship with the use of Douglas Firs doors and ceilings, red birch floors, two fireplaces, Wolf & Sub Zero appliances, radiant heat, granite tile showers, built-ins, Kohler fixtures and Huntington Forge lighting. The exterior features extensive landscaping, lush lawn, a brick paver pathway to the waters edge where you find a historic fireplace, sitting area and large dock.  The mountain and water views are simply breathtaking,.  Just bring your water toys and relax and enjoy all that the Lake Sunapee and the region has to offer.  If you like skiing this home is about 4 minutes from MT. Sunapee!  It simply has it all.  Listed by Country Houses Real Estate, J Burns. Information taken from NNEREN.  For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or


Lake Sunapee Luxury lakefront home for sale

Open Water View from your spacious deck


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