Androscoggin Valley 
Fish & Game
Association

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"We did not inherit this place from our forefathers...

We are merely borrowing it from our children"


In essence, the message of this old proverb is what likely compelled our founding fathers to establish the AVF&G Association way back in 1920!

As present day "Directors on the Board" we may enjoy the outdoor world a little differently than our founders, yet two common factors remain to define us!

1) We truly love being outdoors to enjoy our chosen activities.
More importantly however, is how strongly we feel about
2) Safeguarding those outdoor experiences for future generations, as our predecessors wisely did for us!

   To accomplish our goals, a difficult thing is asked of each and every Director, active participation. In addition to helping out at our April Banquet, Spring Fishing Rodeo, Summer Work Parties at the Range, and other committee activities active participation is critically important at our monthly meetings as well. Why so important you might ask? Crucially important to share viewpoints and ideas, to motivate one another, to stay informed. Foremost: It's the key to collectively being most effective in our endeavors to ensure the future of our wonderful way of life here in "The Great North Woods", for this and future generations to come.
We know this is asking a great deal, given today's hectic work and family schedules, yet isn't there a great deal at stake. An organization is only as effective as its "Board of Directors". An active and motivated body of individuals united in a common cause for the "Good of All" can in most cases, successfully accomplish any goal it sets out to do, large or small.
"For those who choose to spread sunshine amongst others, cannot contain it from themselves!"

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Become part of the legacy... Join us as a pro-active Director!


When positions on the Board of Directors become available, we seek energetic associate member individuals willing to commit time and expertise to advance the mission of the organization. If you are committed to preserving sportsmen activities for generations to come, and are willing to donate your time to the cause, serving on the AVFGA Board of Directors may be a rewarding experience. Associate members wishing to serve on the Board may complete the attached questionnaire and submit it for consideration.

Click here for an MS word application that you can fill out online, save, and email as an attachment to recruiting@avfga.org

Click here for a pdf application that you can print, fill out, and mail to the address on the application.

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Overnight Camp programs for Youth ages 8 - 16 in Berlin N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. -- Register for summer youth programs at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. The camp offers weekly, overnight summer camp programs for boys and girls, age 8-16. Barry Camp is operated by UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H in partnership with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Kids who enjoy hands-on learning about outdoor skills and the environment will love Barry Camp. Once again, the popular week for youth interested in learning more about careers as a Fish and Game Conservation Officer will be offered. 

Find information about Barry Conversation Camp by clicking here.
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AVF&GA Awarded the 2019 Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce BoomPier Award!!!

Accepting BoomPier Award

(L-R) VP Mitch Dumont, Treas. Paul lafleur, Chamber President Bronson Frizzell, 

AVFGA President Bob Rodrigue 

Congratulations Androscoggin Valley Fish & Game Association! Recipients of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 BoomPier Award! All Criteria was met with flying colors! Happy 100th Anniversary...we are VERY fortunate to have such an active group making our community a better place to "LIVE, Work, and Play"!!

The BoomPier award was created to recognize individuals, who in our opinion meet a high standard for their volunteer efforts that are consistent with the focus and mission of the Chamber.

This organization is a group of local outdoor sportsman & sportswomen who are organized to preserve and promote outdoor recreation in the Androscoggin Valley. The Directors volunteer their time and talents for present and future generations to experience the pleasures of playing outdoors in the Great North Woods.

Their list of generous donations of money and time include:

  • They sponsor 2 boys and 2 girls to attend Barry Conservation Camp every summer.
  • Co-sponsor the Annual Kid's Fishing Rodeo
  • They award a $500.00 book scholarship to a student from Berlin High School and a              student  form Gorham High School who pursues a degree in Forestry, Wildlife, Wildlife       Biology, or Conservation or Law Enforcement with the NH Fish and Game Department.
  • They provide 12 boats for fishermen to enjoy our NH waters.
  • They are very active in Fish and Game legislation.
  • They maintain a very active shooting range that hosts the Annual Hunter Education Program, the Women's Firearm Familiarization Program and weekly trap shooting.
They are made up of more than 400 associate members, 30 Board of Directors and 2 Junior Directors.
While there are many other volunteers who contribute to this effort, the Androscoggin Valley chamber of Commerce would like to recognize the ANDROSCOGGIN FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION for their leadership, volunteerism, and commitment to making the Androscoggin Valley a better place to live, work, and PLAY.

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We Proudly support Operation Game Thief. 

Please visit nhogt.org for more information.