Back in 2000 I borrowed a rare book from NHTA Director Art Whipple which he said was full of the type information I was always asking about in my endeavor to research the early history of trapping and the fur trade specific to New Hampshire. At a subsequent NHTA Directors Meeting, Art brought his old book for me to borrow. It was a hardbound issue with yellowing pages, a few missing, the binding about to give out. The title was New Hampshire Game and Furbearers - A History by Helenette Silver copyright 1957 and published by NHF&G. This book is the finest document I have ever seen on the subject and before returning it to Art I had written over 100 pages of notes. At the time I was unaware of a second addition printed in 1974 which updates many of the charts and provides much additional information. Many sportsmen/conservationist and perhaps New Hampshire historians have probably not seen this book or perhaps are even unaware of its existence. When the NHTA started this website it offered an opportunity to store and display a large and diverse amount of historical information related to the subject matter which is of interest to trappers and hopefully many others. NHTA Director Roger Burnham provided a copy of the 1974 edition and the NHTA has sought and been granted permission by NHF&G to scan portions of this exceptional document and place it on our website. The sections chosen to be displayed are representative of the depth and quality of this document which should hold the interest of many who study the early history of trapping, the fur trade, furbearers, and the development of conservation, wildlife management , and enforcement in New Hampshire. We are forever indebted to Helenette Silver for writing the first copy, and to all the great employees at NHF&G who contributed information data and support for the initial print and a second edition. We would be greatly served should a future project to update and reprint a third edition develop.