New England

Biologists again seek assistance from NH trappers on tissue sampling

After successful fundraising efforts from a dedicated group of local hunters, the NH Wildlife Heritage Foundation secured funding for a comprehensive study to investigate distemper (CDV) impacts on New Hampshire’s furbearers last year. The department initially requested turn-in of carcasses from grey foxes hunted or trapped during the legal hunting and trapping seasons. This year, that study has now expanded to include a desire for carcasses from both Red and Grey Fox, as well as Fisher.

NH officials seeking tourist who handled rabid raccoons

NH seeking Mass. man who handled rabid raccoon. New Hampshire officials are seeking the public’s help with tracking down a Massachusetts man who handled raccoons on a busy roadway in New Hampshire’s north country.

Americans continue to support regulated hunting, trapping, and fishing

The new study, which has been conducted periodically since 1995, says most people across the nation support hunting, trapping, fishing and sport shooting activities. The study cautions that approval tends to ebb and flow based on the motivations of those who engage in these activities.

Bidding farewell to New Hampshire's renowned "Skinner"

When it came to the embodiment of the rural New England yankee persona - ol’ Harris Ilsley, of Weare, New Hampshire, was pure quill. Given that he rarely ventured far from the family property, Harris managed many accomplishments around his fur handling and local lore.

Vermont Trappers donate to local conservation land purchase

The Vermont Trappers Association, a statewide conservation organization with nearly 1,000 members, has made local headlines after the association donated towards the purchase of a 750-acre tract of wilderness known as the Brownsville Forest.