Hunting Restrictions on LRCT Property
As per the LRCT Land Use and Management Policy, Hunting is allowed on a number of LRCT owned properties, in accordance with the requirements of New Hampshire law. However, hunting is not allowed:
- on properties where hunting could pose a safety risk because of potential conflicts with intensive recreational or other uses of the LRCT property;
- on properties where hunting could pose a safety risk because of the relatively small size of the LRCT property and potential impacts on abutting properties;
- on properties that are subject to restrictions imposed in the deed by which the property was conveyed to LRCT; and
- on portions of large properties where hunting could pose a risk to safety because of the proximity of abutters’ structures or yards.
Properties where hunting is prohibited or restricted are listed below.
LRCT Fee-Owned Properties where hunting is prohibited or restricted
- Rattlesnake Island Preserve (Hopkins Lot, Morris & Pardoe Preserve) – no hunting per State law
- Center Harbor Neck Preserve – no hunting due to small parcel size
- LRCT Headquarters – no hunting due to small parcel size and proximity to the LRCT office
- Avis P. Smart Woods – no hunting or trapping per deed restriction
- Five Mile Island Conservation Area – no hunting per State law
- Stonedam Island Conservation Area – no hunting per State law
- Blanchard Island Conservation Area – no hunting per State law
- Garnet Point Conservation Area – no hunting due to small parcel size
- Langdon Cove Preserve – no hunting on the Munroe Island per State law; hunting is discouraged on the remaining parcels (Langdon Cove South & North, and Extension/Wood&Clay properties)
- Long Island Properties – no hunting per State law. Although the State has allowed special deer culling programs on this island, hunting on LRCT Long Island Properties is also restricted by deed (Bickford/Poehler and Gilman properties) or due to small size (Johnson property)
- Red Hill Conservation Area – Sheridan Woods – there is a no hunting buffer zone around abutting houses and the LRCT parking lot. Hunting is otherwise allowed in the Conservation Area.
- Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area – Due to Castle business and events, no hunting on Castle Grounds or buffer area. No hunting until the start of muzzleloader season through April 30 on the remainder of the main property (north/east of Rt 171). The parcels south/west of Rt 171 (Chellman) are governed by the standard LRCT hunting policy and State laws. Refer to current LRCT Castle in the Clouds hunting policy/maps.
- Jimmy Point (Steward) – no hunting due to small parcel size
- Red Hill River Conservation Area – Moorhouse Property – no hunting due to small parcel size
- Tewksbury Brook Preserve – no hunting or trapping per Conservation Easement
- Mill Brook Preserve – no hunting or trapping due to deed restrictions on both properties (Mill Brook Preserve and Mill Brook Expansion)
- Gale Properties – no hunting or trapping due to deed restrictions on both properties (Joan Gale and Thomas Gale)
- Ragged Island – no hunting per State law
- Store Island – no hunting per State law
Wolfeboro (and Alton for park of Springfield Point property)
- Sewall Woods Conservation Area (McBride, Tuttle, Munro, and Horn properties) – no hunting due to nearby residential properties and intense recreational use
- Springfield Point – no hunting per deed restrictions
- Worcester Island – no hunting per State law