NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown did a show about Corbin Park, aka Blue Mountain Forest Association, a roughly 25,000-acre private hunting club in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire (it occupies more than half the town of Croydon, and that’s just part of it). It has a mere 30 members and is enclosed by a 12-foot-high fence that’s 26 miles long. Sam didn’t get inside, but I wouldn’t put it past him.
Here’s the show, launching his new Outside/In program. It includes extras that, among other things, explain how lobster traps work.
The surprising thing about the park, as far as I’m concerned, is that it contains lots of Eurasian wild boar – the sort of feral pigs that are causing such a problem in the Southwest – and they escape occasionally. That’s all we need: A 200-pound invasive species that can outrun people.
The show notes that it’s no longer legal to create a private hunting preserve in New Hampshire.
I would like a membership list of those currently in the Blue Mountain Forest Association, Originally Started by Austin Corbin ll around 1889 and transferred to Mortimer R Proctor and associates in 1944.
Haha, good luck with that.
What makes you think you are entitled to this information?
Was Judge John Fairbanks a member-LOL?
The membership list might be found via public documents, depending on how the club is formed in regards to ownership, taxes etc. I am a former newspaper reporter, and I never looked into because I have no reason to. I hope the people are able to enjoy the land as they see fit. New Hampshire has plenty of room for me to roam.
We just spotted wild boar on Friday in Westmoreland, a full hour away from Croydon! They were running in a ravine alongside Mill Brook, near the Connecticut River.
Interested in hearing more about your spotting of the wild boar?
Canned hunting has to be one of the most despicable endeavors In the State of New Hampshire, or anywhere else. It never fails to amaze me how some people can find a way to justify cruelty and repackage it as entertainment.
Ted G, let me guess….you’re against ALL hunting. Corbin Park is some of the most rugged and inhospitable terrain in the state, plenty of cover for wild game.
“Canned hunting” my butt! You should move to a snowflake state where you’ll be right at home…..bozo.
I second this
Lmao, yeah, 39 square miles is a “canned hunt”. Most hunters actively hunt less than 20 acres. And if they sit over a white oak acorn drop, then how is that NOT baiting using natural bait?
Get a grip.
Hello: I would like to know more about corbin park,the last thing i heard was purchased by Bill Ruger,is this true or not?
Not true, although he may have made an offer to purchase.
This isn’t true, and Bill Ruger has passed away.
I do believe this is “canned” hunting because it is “stocked” with Elk and wild boar among other potentially non-native species and is “fenced in”. I’m not a P.E.T.A. member but we should have great respect for all wildlife. And I’m not against all hunting. I believe anyone in NH has a right to hunt in designated public “open” areas, in season with license and SAFLEY for the purpose of consuming the meat. Same goes for fishing! Eat or catch and release. I do not believe in Sport Hunting.