Dec 28, 2014 3:36 PM

New Hampshire announces new bear guide rules

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire has announced a new system for issuing the permits that regulate bear hunting guides.

New rules increase the number of permits from 35 to 50 and establish a two-tiered system:

- Group A permits are grandfathered and eligibility continues from year to year according to the new rules. Initial eligibility is based on having held a permit for five or more years of the past 13. Letters informing those eligible for Group A permits are being sent out.

- Group B permits will be awarded through a random drawing from the pool of eligible applicants.

Applications for both Group A and Group B bear guide permits must be received by Jan. 16. Applications are available on the Fish and Game department website.


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