Rep. Bob L'Heureux -- (603) 424-2539
Dale Carruth, President, SCI -- (603) 888-6459
June 30, 2009
Nominations Sought for Hunting Adventure Program for Critically Ill Youth
CONCORD -- Hunt of a Lifetime, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Chapter of Safari Club International and the New Hampshire Guides Association, is looking for a young person to take part in the New Hampshire Hunting Adventures program.
The program, established by law in 2007, allows the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to issue two hunting permits to New Hampshire residents 21 or under, with critical, life-threatening or terminal illnesses. The participants may hunt any game species, such as deer or bear during the regular hunting season. Hunt of a Lifetime moose permits are valid statewide from October 1 through the end of the regular moose season.
Last year, the program's first participant, a 9-year-old with juvenile dermatomyositis, shot an 850-pound bull moose and donated the meat to the New Hampshire Food Bank.
The selected applicants are exempt from licensing and hunter education requirements, but must be accompanied by a properly licensed person who is 21 years of age or older. The hunts are closely monitored by New Hampshire Fish and Game officials. Hunting equipment, guide services, accommodations, transportation and taxidermy are provided by local and national sponsors.
If you know anyone who qualifies and would like to participate, or you would like to help sponsor the New Hampshire Hunting Adventures, please contact the New Hampshire Chapter of Safari Club International at www.nhsci.org or email Hunting@nhsci.org, or contact State Representative Bob L'Heureux at (603) 424-2539.
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