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NH Fish and Game Commission

New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission members are appointed by the Governor, in consultation with the NH Executive Council. There are 11 members, one from each county in the state, plus one representing the coastal area*. Commission members must be well informed on the subject of fish and wildlife; no more than six commissioners may be members of the same political party.


*By law (RSA 206:2-a), the coastal commissioner must reside in Portsmouth, Seabrook, Rye, Hampton, North Hampton, New Castle, Newington, Greenland, Stratham, Exeter, Newfields, Newmarket, Durham, Madbury, Dover or Rollinsford.


NH Fish and Game Commission Meetings:
Commission meetings are regularly scheduled at 1:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH (get directions). Meetings of the NH Fish and Game Commission are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Commission Meetings:


  • There will be a Legislative Committee Meeting on December 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the NH Fish & Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, in the east conference room. The public is entitled to attend.
  •  All Commission Meetings will commence on the third Tuesday of every month, unless voted on otherwise.


Current Fish and Game Commissioners

Strafford County

Commissioner Derosa

Albert J. DeRosa
152 Brackett Rd.
New Durham, NH 03855
Tel: (978) 314-5193
Term: June 29, 2024





Merrimack County

Commissioner Hodgdon

Christopher Hodgdon
644 Bound Tree Rd
Contoocook, NH  03229
Tel. (603) 746-1000
Term: June 29, 2027

Grafton County

Commissioner DeBow

Paul DeBow, Sec./Treasurer
467 Main Street
Plymouth, NH  03264
Tel: (603) 481-2479
Term: June 29, 2024

Coos County

Commissioner Stohl

Eric G. Stohl
PO Box 75
Colebrook, NH 03576
(603) 237-4206
Term: June 29, 2027

Hillsborough County

Commissioner Green

Ray Green, Chair
167 West Street
Milford, NH  03055
(603) 396-2493
Term: June 29, 2023

Belknap County

Commissioner Hodgson

Marc Lachance
PO Box 244
Gilmanton Ironworks, NH 03837
Tel. (603)722-0509
Term: June 29, 2026

Rockingham County

Commissioner Hodgson

Meggan Hodgson,Vice Chair
11 Autumn Ln.
Stratham, NH 03885
Tel. (603) 418-5983
Term: June 29, 2023

Carroll County

Commissioner Price

Susan Price
169 Severance Rd.
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Tel. (603) 387-1331
Term: June 29, 2026

Sullivan County

Commissioner Temple

Bruce Temple
14 Cherry Hill Rd
Claremont, NH  03743
(603) 543-7250
Term: June 29, 2025

Cheshire County
Commissioner Caveney

John Caveney
89 Lincoln Rd.
Spofford, NH  03462
(802) 254-1535
Term: June 29, 2025



Commission Awards of Excellence


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2022 Meeting Minutes

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2021 Meeting Minutes

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*Minutes are not final until approved by the Commission at the following meeting.


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The Mission of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department


As the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:


  • Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
  • Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
  • Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.