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December 17, 2019

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2020 are now available. Purchase yours and get 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, 2020. Purchase your new license online at, at NH Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, or from Fish and Game license agents across the state.

Your annual hunting or fishing license — or, best of all, your “combo” license — is your year-round ticket to New Hampshire’s great outdoors. Seacoast anglers need a saltwater recreational fishing license to fish in coastal or estuarine waters. You may need to search for your record using a previous year’s license number or Hunter Education certificate number if your New Hampshire driver’s license number has changed.

When you get your new license, be sure to check out the 2020 New Hampshire Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing digests, which are hot off the press. Read them online now at, or pick up a copy at license agents, Department Headquarters, or Regional Offices. These handy publications include summaries of important fishing rules and regulations, photos for identifying fish, and more.

For hunters and anglers concerned about maintaining access to pursue their sports, the $10 Wildlife Legacy donation provides an opportunity to support the Department’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

Hikers, climbers, back country skiers, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase or renew their voluntary annual Hike Safe card for 2020. Card sales help defray the costs of training and equipment purchases for the Law Enforcement Division’s Conservation Officers should they need to come to your aid if the unexpected happens. Learn more at

If you are not already a subscriber, check out NH Wildlife Journal magazine, your best source for fishing, hunting, wildlife, and conservation information in the state. Each issue is filled with great wildlife photography, in-depth features, “how-to” articles, and more. Get subscription information and free sample articles at

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