The New Hampshire Trappers Association is Proud to be an Affiliate of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation
To all who presently honor and support the worthy efforts of New Hampshire Wildlife Federation via individual or affiliate membership you are to be commended. Know that by allowing NHWF to count you amongst its membership, considerable credibility is gained when representing our constituent interests before a host of bodies both public and private. Members of the New Hampshire Trappers Association were present and involved during the formative years of the NHWF. A past president of the NH Trappers Association Bob Carlson also served for a period as Executive Director of NHWF. The sitting President of NHTA, Mel Liston, serves as a Director of NHWF, and the immediate past president of NHTA, Scott Borthwick, was a Director of NHWF for many years also. Another long standing Director of the NH Trappers Association, Dan Dockham Jr, also serves as a Director at the NHWF. Established as a Sportsman’s Conservation organization, the NHWF continues to evolve and offer support to many groups that advocate issues close to the earth. Concerns common to farmers, forestland owners, and rural folks are regularly part of the agenda. The NHWF advocates for a host of issues intended to insure good stewardship of our natural treasures, be they wildlife, or the habitat that is necessary to sustain them in perpetuity for all the real and intrinsic values that are imparted. The NHWF has always been front and center in its support and advocacy toward continuing the heritage of hunting, fishing, and trapping. These consumptive use traditions are the foundation that supports the modern system of wildlife management by providing the bulk of financial support and the only feasible method of species population control. Through regulated harvests and a learned system of ethics, safety, and fair chase practices the modern system manages our habitat and the wild species with care and stewardship far gentler than any natural system. Those who harvest from the natural realm not only appreciate all that they see and enjoy while within that influence, but also have considerable utility for the products that nature can provide. This utility gives natural resources added value. The NHWF continues to advocate for the utilization of wild fur as a renewable resource because it gives the wild furbearers enhanced real value, which means that real concern will be shown for their conservation. NHWF is increasingly involved in its advocacy for less mercury production from utility plants and other sources because of the adverse effects on the environment. It is not just the concern for human consumption of fish containing high levels of mercury but concern for wild species such as mink and otter that have a diet very high in fish consumption. If it were not for the concerned sportsmen/conservationist, then who would advocate for the salmon in our rivers polluted by industry and restricted with manmade obstructions? The NHWF provides the forum for many individuals and groups to find synergy in their efforts to advocate for, educate, and otherwise support the many worthy and necessary efforts, which are its passion. The NHWF has a big plate full of important agenda. The NH Trappers Association will continue to participate with and support the efforts made by NHWF on our collective behalf. We encourage all sportsmen/conservationist to join the NH Wildlife Federation as an Individual Member. If you are already a member please take the time to explain the good work done by NHWF to a friend or colleague and encourage them to join our ranks. NHWF sincerely needs the support of individual or corporate sponsors who wish to reflect a commitment for environmental and social responsibility by making a financial gift. Please contact the NHWF at 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301 or phone us at 603 224 5953 to see how you can help.
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