Conserving Lands for Wildlife and You
Lands being protected for wildlife and the public.
The Wildlife Habitat Program works to ensure New Hampshire’s wildlife have some places to call home forever by purchasing lands and easements. The Department currently owns more than 60,000 acres of lands dedicated to wildlife known as Wildlife Management Areas and over 21,000 acres of conservation easements – lands owned by others that can never be developed. You always have our permission to hunt, trap, fish, and wildlife watch on these lands.
Pearly Lake WMA
Pearly Lake WMA
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hi I'm Betsy mcnaughton land agent for Fish and Game I'm here at the Pearly lake wildlife management area in Rindge where the department recently acquired 115 acres making pearly lake wma one of the largest in the southwest part of the state this purchase was made possible by a wildlife restoration grant through the u.s fish and wildlife service the grant is funded through taxes on ammunition firearms and archery equipment the money goes towards projects like this to restore conserve and manage habitat for wild birds and mammals the wildlife restoration grant program is the nation's oldest and most successful wildlife grant program for more than 80 years it has served as a model of conservation for current and future generations the department's wildlife habitat program protects healthy wildlife habitats like this one which provides you the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor traditions which are a vital part of New Hampshire's character