CONTACT: November 29, 2004
Lt. Douglas J. Gralenski: (603) 788-4850


N.H. Fish and Game Contributes to "Hunt for the Hungry"

LANCASTER, N.H. -- Today the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division donated over 1,000 pounds of moose and deer meat to the New Hampshire Food Bank's "Hunt For The Hungry" program for distribution to people who need a little extra help this time of year. The large donation consists of illegally shot animals seized by Conservation Officers in the North Country. All the animals were processed by a professional butcher and the meat was frozen and secured until all judicial action had been completed.

During this past fall's hunting season, Conservation Officers in Coos County seized 3 moose and 6 deer as a result of investigations. "We feel fortunate that we are able to release a large portion of seized meat prior to the Christmas season. I know it is going to a well run organization that will help to bring comfort to those of us who are less fortunate," stated Lt. Douglas Gralenski.

This gift from the Fish and Game Department nearly equals the total amount of meat donated to the "Hunt For The Hungry" program last year. Lt. Gralenski reminds all of us, "There is definitely a need. There are over 270 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes that look for assistance from the New Hampshire Food Bank. Any contributions from the public would be gladly accepted."

To give game meat or financial assistance to cover butchering costs to the "Hunt For The Hungry" program, call the New Hampshire Food Bank (located in Manchester) at (603) 669-9725.

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