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November 7, 2008

Watch for New "Granite State Outdoors" Program on NH Community Television Stations

CONCORD, N.H. -- Next time you're channel surfing, check out your community television station: there's a good chance you'll catch a glimpse of a moose, discover a new place to go paddling, or get some timely fishing advice on Granite State Outdoors, NH Fish and Game's new outdoor television program. This month, public access television stations across New Hampshire will begin airing Granite State Outdoors or "GSO-TV," produced by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department specifically for community television audiences, featuring local information on wildlife and outdoor recreation in an entertaining format.

"Granite State Outdoors can help outdoor enthusiasts better plan their time spent outside -- whether you enjoy outdoor adventures like moose watching, salmon fishing, turkey hunting or discovering a great new destination by canoe or kayak," said Jon Charpentier, Supervisor of Media & Promotion at NH Fish and Game.

"The NH Coalition for Community Media is all about sharing with the communities throughout New Hampshire what is local and affects them personally," said Dottie Grover, President of the New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media. "Over 100 towns will be able to view this program on their local public access station and learn more about New Hampshire's wildlife and the department that oversees it for all of us."

GSO-TV is a half-hour television program featuring statewide fishing, hunting, wildlife-watching and other outdoor opportunities; and a behind-the-scenes look at fish and wildlife management across New Hampshire. New episodes will appear monthly. Topics featured on Granite State Outdoors will appeal to a broad range of outdoor interests, such as landing six-pound salmon on Lake Winnipesaukee, investigating black bear populations in the state's northernmost forests, tracking the elusive pine marten, or developing better archery or survival skills.

Seventeen local public access stations have already signed on to broadcast the program, including stations in Durham, Londonderry, Manchester and Littleton. "We hope to expand that coverage statewide as local communities learn about this new resource for more fish and wildlife information," Charpentier said. "GSO-TV will help improve the outdoor experience for everyone."

For a list of participating public access stations and program schedules, go to and click on Granite State Outdoors.


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