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For Immediate Release
June 9, 2020


Communications Director
(603) 271-2121 | [email protected]

Governor Chris Sununu To Nominate Scott Mason for Fish and Game Executive Director

Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu today announced that he will nominate Scott R. Mason of Stratford, New Hampshire, to serve as the next Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department at tomorrow’s Executive Council meeting.
Per RSA 206:8, I., the Executive Director of Fish and Game is nominated by the Fish and Game Commission, which is then brought to Governor Chris Sununu for appointment before bringing it to the Executive Council for a confirmation vote.
“Scott is a lifelong outdoorsmen with deep experience for the task at-hand,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “I would like to thank Director Normandeau for his many years of service, and to the Fish and Game Commission for bringing Scott’s nomination to me.”
“I wish to thank Governor Sununu for his confidence in nominating me to be the next Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department,” said Scott Mason.  I have hunted and fished all my life in New Hampshire, and, as a farmer and landowner, I understand the principles behind conserving our natural resources for future generations.  With Executive Council approval, I look forward to helping New Hampshire  protect it's wildlife and it's outdoor recreation traditions that make our state special.”
Per RSA 206:8, I “The commission, following a comprehensive and equitable search, shall nominate, and the governor and council shall appoint, an executive director of the fish and game department. If the governor and council fail to appoint the nominee, the commission shall nominate another person. Each nominee shall be a person with knowledge of, and experience in, the requirements for the protection, conservation and restoration of the wildlife resources of the state and shall be a competent administrator. The executive director shall hold the office for a term of 4-years from the date of appointment. A vacancy in such office shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.”
Note: A copy of Scott Mason’s letter expressing interest for the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game, resume, and letters of reference.