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September 10, 2009
Celebrate the Outdoors at the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour - September 26, 2009
CONCORD, N.H. -- This fall's big hunting, fishing event in the Granite State is the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo and N.H. Tour on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Admission is free to this statewide celebration, which includes a giant outdoor sporting show at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord; archery, muzzleloader and shotgun shooting at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness; and events and retail specials at fish and game clubs and outfitters around the state. Check out the Expo exhibitors and events at www.wildnh.com/expotour. Don't forget - admission is free!
In Concord, N.H., the Outdoor Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in tents and outdoor exhibits on the grounds of the Fish and Game Department at 11 Hazen Drive, with exhibits of products and services - everything related to hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. More than 50 sporting organizations and hunting and fishing product manufacturers will be on hand with demos and gear. Just for coming, you'll be entered into a free raffle for prizes, including a Triumph Bone Collector .50 cal. muzzleloader donated by Thompson Center Arms, a handheld GPS unit from DeLorme, and fishing maps and guidebooks from Fishing Guides of New England.
At the Expo, test your archery skills at the Stateline Guns Ammo and Archery course. Grey's Outfitting will hold hunting dog demonstrations, both pointing dogs and retriever/flush demos. Check out the hot new ice fishing tip-ups at the Max-Traps display. Try deer and turkey calls from Quaker Boy and Buck Gardener Calls. Be amazed by taxidermy exhibits, a sport fishing simulator and big fish in the hatchery truck. See realistic decoys from the Granite State Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, plus their newest duck boat and goose trailer. All-Terrain Vehicle off-roaders and motorcycle riders can gear up for their next ride with the help of Naults. Canoes, kayaks, boats, guns, fishing gear, tackle and more -- it will all be there! See a list of exhibitors at www.wildnh.com/expotour. Best of all, admission is free!
As part of the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo and N.H. Tour, Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center (387 Perch Pond Road) in Holderness, N.H., will host an open house on September 26, with interactive activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try your hand at shotgunning, archery, and muzzleloader shooting courtesy of Thompson/Center Arms. Get a lesson on treestand safety. Have a look around Owl Brook, the only facility of its kind in northern New England, with ranges, hunter education exhibits and a replica of an old-time trapper cabin. Find directions to Owl Brook at www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm. And, of course, admission is free!
National Hunting and Fishing Day events will take place around the state as part of the N.H. Tour. Find a listing at www.wildnh.com/expotour. Many outdoor businesses, outfitters, license agents and fish and game clubs are joining the celebration by holding special events and offering in-store discounts. Country Pond Fish and Game Club in Newton will be open to the public and supervised by range officers. Elkins Fish and Game Club will hold a "New Shooter" event for youths or adults who have never shot a gun before. Pinnacle Mountain Fish & Game Club in Lyndeborough is hosting muzzleloader, BB gun,
sling shot, trap, .22 rifle and blackpowder cannon shoots; free admission. At the Deering Fish and Game Club in Hillsboro, youth will have the opportunity to learn about safe firearm handling skills and try pistols, rifles, archery, and BB guns. The New Hampshire School of Falconry in Deering will hold an open house with falcon flight demos. The Katahdin German Shorthaired Pointer Club in Henniker will host a pointing breed hunting test. Dover Marine/ Covered Bridge Sports in Dover will offer a fall bluefin tuna fishing and intro to shark fishing presentation, plus sales on tuna and shark gear and tackle. At the Barn Store of New England in Salisbury, check out in-store specials and sign up for a chance to win a Savage 243 American Classic. Place in the Woods Trading Post in Antrim will have a muzzleloader tryout and in-store promotions from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Show your hunting license at Dick's Sporting Goods in Keene, Concord or Newington on September 26 or 27 and get hunting and fishing discount coupons. Information about these events and more can be found at www.wildnh.com/expotour.
Get geared up for outdoor recreation this fall at this fun, free event in celebration of the outdoor traditions that help make New Hampshire a wild place to live and visit.
The Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour is hosted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.
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