CO Gregory Jellison, (603) 271-3361
Karen Hoyt, Tri-County CAP, 603-444-6653
Jane Vachon, (603) 271-3211
March 31, 2008

Fish and Game Donates 550 Pounds of Meat to Littleton Food Pantry

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers recently delivered approximately 550 pounds of processed moose and deer meat to the Littleton, N.H., Outreach Office of the Tri-County Community Action Program (CAP) for distribution to the needy.  The donation was the result of efforts by all the Conservation Officers in Fish and Game Law Enforcement District 3, which serves west-central New Hampshire.  The meat was delivered to the program by Conservation Officers Gregory Jellison and Samuel Sprague.  The Tri-County CAP program serves the communities of Littleton, Franconia and Bethlehem.

The donated moose meat and venison was confiscated during the fall 2007 hunting season in situations where moose and deer had been taken illegally. Conservation Officers had the meat butchered, packaged and frozen after it was seized. The pending court cases recently were resolved, allowing the meat to be donated.

"It's incredible.  Most people in this area have had the chance to try moose and deer meat, and they are excited about having this wonderful choice," said CAP Program Coordinator Pauline Aldrich. "Thanks to this donation, we have two big freezers full of meat to distribute, and meat is always one of the commodities that's hard to come by.  It's perfect timing, because we were definitely running low." 

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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