Voices of Wildlife has introduced or been a key supporter of the following legislative initiatives:
- NH House Bill 1326 – Prohibit the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (2022)
- NH House Bill 1308 – End the capture of snowshoe hares for hunting dog training (2021)
- NH House Bill 442 – Prohibit hunting coyote during certain months to coincide with coyote pup rearing (2019)
According to New Hampshire’s Administrative Procedures Act (Chapter 541-A), any interested person may petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule.
Voices of Wildlife has exercised this ability on many occasions by petitioning the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to modify their hunting rules to better protect wildlife:
2017 – Rulemaking petition to shorten coyote hunting season | While this petition was denied, in the subsequent rulemaking period wildlife biologists also proposed a shortened coyote season, citing the petition as part of their basis. The proposal was voted down by the Commission.
2020 – Rulemaking petition to Repeal Fis 806.05 snowshoe hare live-capture requirements | New Hampshire Fish and Game did not repeal Fis 806.05, as requested, but instead amended the rule to require an annual health check for the hares.