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I. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
All participants are required to:
A. Be a dues paying member of BWMANH - $25.00
B. Licensed Bowhunter in the State of New Hampshire.
C. Have completed a NBEF. Bowhunter safety course to include certification
D. Pass a proficiency test.
E. ProBowhunter Wildlife Management Association of New Hampshire vide information/documentation of having successfully harvested a minimum of three (3) big game animals with a bow.
F. The Game Management Committee, BWMANH Directors, will have the final say as to who participates.
Completed Successful Registration includes:
A. Vehicle year, make, model, color, license plate number.
B. Archery Hunting License Number.
C. Address and phone number.
D. Safety and Proficiency requirements successfully met.
E. Photocopy of National Bowhunter Education Certification card.
III. RULES AND REGULATIONS
A. Park only in designated areas.
B. Treat everyone you meet with courtesy and respect.
C. Do not litter.
D. Remove all entrails from the woods (and the island)*. Site specific regulation.
E. Animals may not be visible when being transported.
F. Game law violations will not be tolerated.
G. Hunting only in designated/permitted areas. *Hunting is not allowed on the following holidays;
Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, including the day after Thanksgiving, as per NHF&G rules.
H. Report all harvested animals to your group leader.
I. All participants are required to attend at least one workday.
J. Use a safety harness at all times when hunting, straps or belts are unacceptable.
K. There will be no still hunting, stalking, blind hunting or any other type of ground hunting*. Site specific regulations.
L. Each participant will be assigned at least one stand location. You may hunt another person's stand only with their
permission and with the consent of the area group leader.
M. Stand locations may not be moved without the consent of the area group leader.
N. Only portable ladder tree stands are recommended (minimum 10'), hang on stands may be used in certain areas.
O. Carry all permits, permission forms a valid NH Archery Hunting License and I.D. (such as a driver's license) when hunting.
P. Report all violations of the rules and regulations to your group leader.
Q. The BWMANH Game Management Committee will review any and all violations of either BWMANH rules or state game law violations within 72 hours of the violation. All decisions of the Committee will be final and without appeal.
R. Use of String Tracking Devices are required*. Site specific regulation.
S. Wounded and Un-recovered Deer
Should a participant in the Bowhunter Wildlife Management Association of New Hampshire wound and fail to recover a deer, he/she shall:
1. Contact a member of the recovery team to assist in the search. I.e.; Mike Blanchard, Steve Snow, Neil Gagne, Bill McAllister, Ken Kreis, Sr. or BWMANH BOD designees.
2. If unrecovered, be notified of the potential penalty for a second loss
3. As per the NHF&G Rules. The failure to recover a wounded deer shall also be reported to the Fish and Game Dispatcher (Fis 301.022).
Should a participant in the BWMANH Program wound and fail to recover a second deer, the penalty is 30 days of non-participation in the program. The 30 day period is defined as 30 contigous permitted days i.e.; 30 days in October does not include weekends,
30 days as of November 1 would include weekends, but neither time period includes holidays or restricted access days.
The Board of Directors may (at their discretion) schedule a meeting to discuss the violation and past performance.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to dismiss or reconsider anyone for readmission to the Bowhunter Wildlife Management Association of New Hampshire regardless of the circumstances.
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