N.H. Fish and Game is proposing new rules that will impact the holding of field trials and hunt tests. They are available here: http://www.wildnh.com/Legislative/NOTICES/Field_trial_rules_NOTICE_0510.pdf Included in the proposed rules is a prohibition against holding field trials “on department pheasant release sites during the last weekend in September through the end of the pheasant season.”

From the F & G web site:

A New Hampshire Fish and Game Department rule proposal establishing a new set of regulations for the conduct of field trials will be discussed at a public hearing on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

The proposal updates the rules currently in place regulating field trials, which are competitive events for hunting dogs.  It also would expand the definition of field trials to include “hunt tests,” where dogs compete against standards determined by national organizations such as the American Kennel Club.

Written comments must be received by June 14, 2010. Send to: comments@wildlife.nh.gov (use subject line “Comments on Field Trial Rules”); or write to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; or fax to (603) 271-1438.

Proposed New Field Trial Rules
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