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July 13, 2009

Cover, July-August 2009 NH Wildlife Journal magazine

Stripers, Tidepools, Great Bay Adventures Featured in N.H. Wildlife Journal's Annual Seacoast Issue

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you haven't headed for New Hampshire's seacoast yet this summer, you'll be yearning for the salt air after reading the July-August 2009 issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine - Fish and Game's annual look at coastal New Hampshire's wildlife and wild places. 

You'll meet self-styled "Bayman" David O'Hearn, whose leisure time revolves around the life of our beautiful Great Bay Estuary.  Whether he's lobstering, clamming or live-lining pogies, this modern-day adventurer is happiest when he harvesting the bounty of Great Bay. 

Saltwater anglers will hit the jackpot with marine biologist Kevin Sullivan's profile of one of New Hampshire's most prized sportfish, the striped bass.  Find out what brings this predatory fish to New Hampshire waters this time of year (hint - it's not to spawn), get some striper-fishing basics from the pros, and learn why the rebound of the striped bass population is considered one of the most successful fisheries management programs in recent history.

Then, get an "otherworldly" coastal education in "Pools of Discovery" - a look at the colorful inhabitants of the ever-changing environment of the tidepool.

Also in this issue of the Journal, the state's only magazine dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation and recreation, be inspired to visit Fort Stark State Historic Site on Newcastle Island; check out a "green paving" demonstration site at Great Bay Discovery Center; and learn about a multi-state effort to conserve rainbow smelt.

Naturalist's Notebook profiles the Atlantic rock crab. Other regular columns include Warden's Watch and a special Kids Corner for young readers.  Wild Ways showcases the small but mighty oyster - did you know an oyster quietly filters 5 liters of water per HOUR? 

Not a subscriber to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal?  The magazine is published 6 times a year by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  Subscriptions are just $12 for one year -- that's 40% off the newsstand price -- or $20 for two years.  To read sample articles, subscribe or purchase gift subscriptions for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, visit www.WildNH.com/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_mag.htm.  Subscribe before July 31, 2009, and we'll send you the current seacoast-themed issue absolutely free!  Single issues are available for $2.95 each from N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no advertising, and subscription revenue helps N.H. Fish and Game conserve, manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats; promote conservation education; and create opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State. Visit www.wildnh.com.

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