NH Vegfest April 20, 2019

Come celebrate all things vegan at the 7th annual NH VegFest. Come be part of this growing community in the state. There will be lectures, demonstrations, vegan food, food trucks, and other vegan vendors. Bring your friends and make some new ones.

FREE admission!

Plenty of FREE parking!

Kid activities!

Volunteer opportunities available!

If you would like to sponsor this event –

NHVegFest 2019 Sponsorhip Opportunities

If you would like to be a vendor at this event –

Vegfest APPLICATION FORM

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NH Animal Rights League’s September 2018 Newsletter

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Saving the Wild

 

The NH Animal Rights League provides free signs to anyone who wants to post their property against hunting. It is now the time of year to post. Hunting seasons begin in September. See chart below.

General Hunting Season Dates

Following are general dates for hunting season in New Hampshire. A complete summary of season dates and bag limits is provided in the NH Hunting and Trapping Digest, published each year in August by the NH Fish and Game Department.

Black bear hunting begins September 1 and they can be hunted by bait and hounding. While baiting on your property requires your permission,  hunting with dogs is not. Hounders are allowed to chase, tree, and shoot on your property and there is nothing you can do about that unless you post. Females are killed also, sometimes they are still lactating.

Select the species name for more dates and details.
April 28 and April 29, 2018 Youth turkey-hunting weekend
May 3 – May 31 Spring gobbler season (wild turkey)
Starts September 1 Black bear/dates vary for method and WMU
September – January Waterfowl/dates vary by species and zone
September 15 – December 15 Deer/archery (Note: archery season closes one week early in WMU A)
September 15 – December 15 Fall turkey/archery
TBD Fall turkey/shotgun (in certain WMUs only)
September – March Small game and furbearers/dates vary by species and region
October 1 – December 31 Pheasant
October 20 – October 28, 2018 Moose (by permit only)
October 27 – 28, 2018 Youth deer-hunting weekend
November 3 – November 13, 2018 Deer/muzzleloader
November 14 – December 9, 2018 Deer/regular firearms (closes one week early in WMU A)

Write us for more info at nhanimalrightsleague@gmail


 

Saving Beaver Ponds and Beavers Matching Grant Program

NHARL gave a $400 matching grant for beaver protection at Sherwood Glen Condominiums in Raymond, NH. Several years ago, Art Wolinsky and his condo installed flow pipes and fencing with their own money. They recently determined some upkeep was needed—namely, the installation of a culvert protection cage—on this successful project, and so applied for help via this grant, which was approved. NHARL supports and promotes humane and environmentally friendly solutions in beaver management as an alternative to the lethal methods of trapping and killing beavers, offering small matching grants up to $500 towards the installation of these alternative methods (e.g. beaver pipe systems, fencing around trees).

You can watch a TIMELAPSE VIDEO of the April 23, 2018 installation of this outgoing culvert fence by Mike Callahan

To apply for a grant fill out the GRANT APPLICATION and return to the NHARL PO Box or to our email.


Fundraising Campaign to Support Endangered Wild Animals at the
 Heron Pond Wetland & Wildlife "Preserve"
 An “ecological gem”!
DONATE NOW

“Thank you!”   

The Wild Animals Are at Risk:

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The 270 acres owned by the Town of Milford is home to the Blanding’s Turtle, an “umbrella” species. Being an “umbrella” species means that where the Blanding’s Turtle lives, then so do countless other animal species live under the naturally rich environmental umbrella. This is so true here that the natural resources scientist who studied this place calls it “an ecological gem”!

But all these animals, including those that are NH-state threatened and endangered, are at high and imminent risk from development that would negatively transform the habitat. The only hope is good people are working hard to prevent the loss.

 

Habitat is not yet Protected:

This special place in Milford, NH is outlined in white on the map.

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Unfortunately, the “preserve” is not currently protected as conservation land and instead is under intense pressure of development by Milford Town Officials. This means that these wild animals are at dire risk of losing their habitat permanently!
The endangered animals in particular are highly susceptible to any habitat loss and many would perish as a result.

 

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Helping Hands:

Since 2012 a group of dedicated citizens has been working hard against the intense pressure of development by Milford Town Officials. Being completely volunteer, the Heron Pond Project Team members spend their own money.

The Heron Pond Project Team spends money on actions to help the wildlife as needed to protect them and advocate on their behalf. Costs include Turtle Crossing signs; materials for meetings before Town boards and State agencies such as handouts and posters; study of the wildlife, sometimes hiring expert consultants; equipment and gear – for example, night camera, head lamp; and we take legal actions when they are unavoidable such as now.

Thank you for considering a donation to protect the Heron Pond Wetland & Wildlife “Preserve”!

 

Email Us for questions, comments, or for more information.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

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Note: The NH Animal Rights League is the fiscal agent of the Heron Pond Project Team. This beautiful place needs our help to Save it. From the tiny fairy shrimp in the vernal pool to the whitetail deer on the landscape, they are all important members of NH’s ecosystem and need this rich habitat to survive. Please help by giving a tax deductible donation today. Thank you and our deepest gratitude!

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