Fish and Game
2018 OHRV Report:"OHRV registrations continue to set records with FY 2018 registrations exceeding 36,000 machines, an all-time high. However, budget restrictions, past and present, have prevented filling vacant Conservation Officer patrol areas and open/unfunded Conservation Officer positions needed to keep up with the increase in activity. This has negatively impacted our ability to meet constituent demands for adequate enforcement patrol coverage and constituent complaints. There is substantial justification to fill several vacant patrol positions. Numerous attempts to do so have been unsuccessful... This low number of Conservation Officers (39) is equal to the number of Conservation Officers New Hampshire had in 1950. "
2019 OHRV Report: "ue to normal day-on/day-off rotations, on any given day there are only fifteen (15) to twenty (20) Conservation Officers covering the entire state. This coverage is not limited to OHRV/Snowmobile enforcement but also includes their primary duties of wildlife law enforcement as well as search and rescue obligations. This low number of Conservation Officers (34) is equal to the number of Conservation Officers New Hampshire had in 1950. This low number, despite the significant increase in duties, responsibilities, and population underscores the need to revise our funding model and establish a new source of stable, dedicated funding for the Department.'