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September 17, 2007             

Take a Kid Hunting:  Youth Waterfowl Weekend Is September 29-30

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire's 2007 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2007.  To participate, youths must be 15 years of age or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt.  The youth does not need a N.H. hunting license or duck stamp.

"The youth weekend is a great way to get kids involved in waterfowl hunting by giving them a chance to go along with an adult who knows the sport, at a time when it's still fairly warm and when good numbers of birds are around," said Ed Robinson, a waterfowl biologist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "Quality time spent with a kid during the youth weekend can help instill in them an appreciation of hunting lore, ethics and our outdoor environment."

The hunting rules and daily bag limits for young hunters are the same as those for license-holders in the open season. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed on the Fish and Game website; for more information, click here.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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