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January 29, 2008

Chance to Buy 2008 Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Look for N.H. Fish and Game at Upcoming Outdoor Events

CONCORD, N.H. -- Representatives from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will be on hand at several upcoming expos and events catering to outdoor enthusiasts. Visit them to purchase your 2008 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses, buy a 2008 N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendar and get answers to your wildlife, hunting and fishing questions. You'll also be able to check out the new line of Fish and Game merchandise, from camo hats to T-shirts and fleece vests.

Fish and Game staff will be at the following upcoming events:

Toyota Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition: Thursday-Sunday, February 7-10, 2008, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, featuring everything and anything the angler, hunter or outdoorsman could imagine. For hours, directions and admission fee, click to visit www.sportshows.com/ShowPages/Worcester/worc_main.html.  New this year at the expo, on Friday only, MyTV is teaming up with New Hampshire Fish and Game to give you an opportunity to audition for an appearance in a televised outdoor adventure featured on "My Outdoors."  Just visit the N.H. Fish and Game booth at the Toyota Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Exposition on Friday, February 8, between 1 and 8 p.m. for your video audition.  For additional information about My Outdoors or the adventure audition, click to visit www.mytvstation.tv and click on "MyTV".

Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby: February 9 -10, 2008.  For tickets and information, click to visit www.meredithrotary.org/derby

  • N.H. Fish and Game fisheries biologist, John "the iceman" Viar will present a talk on a biologist's perspective on ice fishing tactics on Friday evening, February 8.  Time and place will be posted on the derby website, listed above. 

  • On Saturday, February 9, Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" (LGF) program staff and volunteers present a free hands-on clinic for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing. Learn how to catch the big one!  Sessions run hourly starting at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.  Ice-fishing equipment will be featured, including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and power augers. Then the kids will have a chance to fish!

  • During the derby, John Viar and fisheries biologist Don Miller will collect valuable fish data at the derby weigh in. (Last year the state record cusk was registered at derby headquarters!). "The derby affords Fish and Game staff an opportunity to interact with anglers 'on the ground,' where their excitement is palpable!" said Miller.

Boston Globe Travel Show:  February 23-24, 2008, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The N.H. Fish and Game Department is partnering with the N.H. Office of Travel and Tourism to bring show visitors an inside look into fish and wildlife activities in the Granite State. Fish and Game staff will present talks on family fishing, wildlife watching and fishing the I- 93 corridor. They will also be on hand to help show attendees better understand the real New Hampshire advantage - incredible outdoor activities. For more information and directions to the Travel Show, click to visit www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.

Fly Fish NH Show: March 1-2, 2008, at the Pelham Fish & Game Club in Pelham, N.H.  New Hampshire's only all-fly fishing show.  Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, directions and a flyer about the show, click to visit http://merrimacktu.org.

Granite State Boating, Hunting & Fishing Expo:  March 8-9, 2008, at the Manchester National Guard Armory in Manchester, N.H.  Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Fish and Game will be on hand to sell 2008 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses and 2008 N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendars, plus answer your wildlife, hunting and fishing questions. They'll also have the new line of Fish and Game merchandise, from camo hats and tee shirts to fleece vests, so come on down and visit the Fish and Game booth when you're at the show! 

Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Sportsmen’s Show -- Saturday, March 8, 2008, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
, at the Franklin Middle School, 200 Sanborn Street in Franklin, N.H. Admission is $8 per person; children under 12 free with a paying adult. A Fish and Game Conservation Officer will be on hand to answer your wildlife, hunting and fishing questions! Following Saturday’s show, don't miss the Franklin Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 47 South Main Street in Franklin, N.H. A donation of $20 is being asked to attend the game dinner.

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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