Remote ponds stocked with fish via helicopter
June 18, 2017
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's remote ponds are once again stocked with fish that were raised in hatcheries and then flown in via helicopter.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department finished its annual aerial stocking program last week. The department uses a helicopter to deliver upward of 100,000 brook trout fingerlings from its hatcheries to nearly 50 remote ponds from the Sunapee Region north to Pittsburg.
The program began in the early 1900s when officials hiked to the ponds with metal milk cans full of fish. In 1947, the state switched to dropping the fish from a fixed-wing...