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Jane Vachon: 603-271-5619
Mark Beauchesne: 603-271-3211
July 15, 2014

Please note - the Wild Game Weekend is now full and registration has closed.

Sign Up Now for Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure

CONCORD, N.H. - Registration opens July 15 forthe Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend exploring wild game preparation and cooking to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., September 26-28, 2014. A registration fee of $150 includes meals, instruction and rustic lodging. All proceeds benefit the Barry Camp Fund.

To sign up, send in the print-and-mail registration form at or call 603-271-3211. Register right away if you are interested – this event is limited to 35 participants.

See a short video about activities at the wild game weekend at

The wild game weekend is sponsored by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation and the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association.

Participants will get hands-on instruction and practice dressing wild game, cutting meat, planning game menus, and preparing wild game for cooking. Come experience the taste of the wild! The event is open to men and women age 18 and older. Groups of families and friends often sign up to enjoy the adventure together.

On Friday evening (September 26), official check-in begins at 5 p.m., with hot food and an evening program starting at 7 p.m. Saturday is a full day of hands-on instruction and cooking, followed by a game dinner and entertainment 'round the campfire with live music. The program wraps up at noon on Sunday.

"This is a real backwoods culinary adventure that will prepare you to savor the flavors of the wild," said event organizer Gary Sleeper of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. "Come enjoy a fall weekend in the natural beauty of the White Mountains while you learn from experienced wild game chefs and outdoorsmen."

"In addition to learning about cooking wild game, you'll also be supporting a good cause," said Sleeper. "This event is a major fundraiser for Barry Camp, helping to ensure that the camp will be there to connect future generations of youth to the outdoor life."

In recent years, the state's outdoor community, led by the Belknap County Sportsmen, have renovated facilities at Barry Conservation Camp. The camp provides overnight summer youth programming sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and 4-H Cooperative Extension. The wild game weekend is part of an ongoing fundraising effort to build the Barry Camp Fund in order to provide operating expenses and ensure the camp's future financial stability. To donate or learn more about supporting Barry Conservation Camp, visit

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