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COVID-19 Response

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and emergency orders, the License and OHRV Registration Agents may be closed, have limited hours, or other restrictions in place. Please call before you visit. Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.




The NH Fish and Game Department is committed to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to provide services to the public while keeping people safe. Please continue to check this page for further information as the situation unfolds.



  • Saltwater fishing is still open in the Granite State if you have your 2020 fishing license and make sure the coast/beach you are accessing is open. Check the Parks website for info on state beaches.
  • The Watershed Ecology Institute (WEI 2020) scheduled for July 14-16, 2020 at Shaker Road School in Concord is cancelled due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Let's Go Fishing and in-person Hunter Education classes are cancelled at least through June due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. New hunters should visit to start their online class and their journey toward becoming a hunter in the Granite State.
  • The White Mountain National Forest has issued a temporary closure notice for many trailheads and recreation facilities.
  • Learn more about changes to spring turkey hunting season
  • Toilet facilities are closed at NH Fish and Game boat ramps until further notice due to the COVID1-19 outbreak. Anglers are urged to continue practicing social distancing recommendations from state and federal health agencies.
  • Trout stocking is continuing as usual, but in response to the Granite State’s COVID-19 public health emergency, we will not be posting our weekly Fish Stocking Report online until further notice to help prevent groups of anglers from congregating in localized areas. We appreciate your patience.
  • Due to Governor Sununu's extension of Executive Order #16, originally effective March 23, we will no longer be issuing kid's fishing derby permits or any bass tournament permits until further notice. This Emergency order supersedes current permits that have been issued through 5/31/20, rendering them invalid.
  • Regional Offices, the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Great Bay Discovery Center, and our hatcheries are closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.
  • Reminder: Throughout the COVID-19 emergency in New Hampshire, all hunting, fishing, and OHRV rules and regulations remain in effect and will be enforced.
  • Discover Wild NH Day is cancelled for this year. See you next year -- April 17, 2021!
  • All Fish and Game events, meetings, trainings, workshops, and classes are cancelled through the end of May per Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #17.
  • Fish and Game licenses are still being sold online, and at our headquarters building, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.


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