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2013 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available

ice fishing - 1 kidCONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire fishing and hunting  licenses for 2013 are now available for purchase. Get yours early and be set  for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging  your deer next fall. Licenses are good for the calendar year, from January 1  through December 31, 2013. Purchase online at at Fish  and Game headquarters in Concord, or from one of more than 250 Fish and Game  license agents statewide.

Your hunting or fishing license -- or, best of all, your  "combo" license -- is your year-round ticket to New Hampshire's great outdoors.  For state residents, an annual freshwater fishing license is $35; the basic  hunting license is $24.50; and a combination (hunting and freshwater fishing)  license is $48.50. For nonresidents, annual freshwater fishing licenses are $53;  hunting licenses, $105.50; and the combo license is $143.50. Residents can buy  a one-day freshwater fishing license for $10. Nonresidents can opt for one-,  three- or seven-day freshwater fishing licenses.

Coastal anglers should note that a N.H. Saltwater  Recreational Fishing License is required for all persons age 16 and older  recreationally fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state. This  license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents (includes $1 agent fee).

Please note that current year (2012) licenses are no  longer available through the online purchasing site or at Wal-Mart; however,  they may still be bought at license agents or Fish and Game in Concord.

When you get your license, pick up a copy of the new 2013  New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing digests, both hot off the  press. The digests are also available online at  in searchable web format. These handy  publications summarize fishing rules and include color photos for identifying  fish and much more.

For hunters and anglers concerned about maintaining  access to pursue their sports, the $10 Wildlife Legacy donation (a check-off on  the multiform license) provides an opportunity to support Fish and Game's  Landowner Relations Program, which works in partnership with hunters, anglers  and landowners to maintain hunting and fishing access to private lands. Learn  more at

Fishing and hunting license revenue directly supports  wildlife and fisheries management, law enforcement and conservation education  in New Hampshire. Visit

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