Head into the briar patch in search of the elusive endangered New England cottontail in the March/April 2013 issue of NH Wildlife Journal magazine. Biologist Heidi Holman gives readers a “bunny’s eye view” of regional efforts to restore this rare rabbit to our landscape.

Also in this issue, get to know the ruffed grouse, a bird with a passionate following. Find out how the changing nature of New Hampshire’s forested landscape affects future prospects for both grouse and New England cottontails.

Then get ready to smile – plus learn a little something – as you peruse the “Beginners Guide to Hiring a Guide.” Illustrated by cartoonist Will Staats, this article provides a tip sheet on hiring a professional guide, which can be a great way to reduce the stress of figuring out all the details when you’re trying something new in the great outdoors.

The March/April issue also profiles wood frogs, whose duck-like quacking will soon herald the arrival of spring. Readers will get an armchair tour of several excellent boat access points for paddling the northern reaches of the Merrimack River, enjoy the adventures of Fish and Game Conservation Officers in Warden’s Watch, and much more.

Not a subscriber to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal? The magazine is published 6 times a year by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Subscriptions are just $12 for one year — that’s 40% off the cover price — or $20 for two years. A great gift idea! Read sample articles and find a print-and-mail subscription form at http://www.wildnh.com/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_mag.htm. Subscribe by March 22 and we’ll send you the current issue absolutely free!

If you’d like to subscribe online, visit http://www.wildnh.com/Shop/shop.htm and click on the link for our partner, Kittery Trading Post (free issue offer not available for online subscriptions).

New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no commercial advertising. Subscription revenue helps the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conserve and manage the state’s fish and wildlife, promote conservation education and create opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State. Visit http://www.wildnh.com.

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