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.