There is an abundance of birdlife, including species of grouse, woodcocks, pheasant, and ducks.
State rearing stations keep the interior lakes and rivers well stocked for fishing.
The capital is The Granite State, as New Hampshire is popularly known, is a study in contrasts.
Since the late 19th century it has been among the half-dozen most industrialized states in the Union, yet it is frequently portrayed as agricultural and pastoral.
The great glacier left many deltas and hillocks of stratified deposits.
Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site.White-tailed deer are numerous everywhere, and moose, once exceedingly scarce because of habitat loss, have returned to all regions of the state. Beavers, once almost exterminated, benefited from a restocking program begun in the 1920s and have rebounded to their previous numbers.Black bears are relatively common, while smaller mammals such as rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, and mink are plentiful.Second in size is the Connecticut River drainage basin, along the western border.The remaining waters flow into the Saco, Piscataqua, and Androscoggin rivers, known collectively as the coastal rivers, as well as into several smaller streams.There are some rich deposits of deep soil along these rivers, but in general the soils within the state are rocky, thin, and difficult to farm. In winter temperatures may drop below 0 °F (−18 °C) for days at a time.