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   November 16, 2009

Camp Traditions, Winter Wildlife Sleepers, and Teens Take to Nature – It’s all in the Latest Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. – Stories told at hunting and fishing camp get better with the telling.  The November-December 2009 issue of “New Hampshire Wildlife Journal” celebrates that tradition with a look at one family’s stories as deer camp transforms to snowmobile camp and then to a haven for fishing and bird hunting, all the while forging bonds between family and friends that last a lifetime and beyond. 

Also in this issue, meet an inspiring group of teens who have hiked mountains, traversed ropes courses, tested their leadership styles and are now working on projects to help their home communities become more environmentally aware.  The hope is that a new generation of “Natural Leaders” will set the pace for conserving New Hampshire’s natural resources. 

Then, test your wildlife knowledge!  Which seven mammals survive New Hampshire’s long cold winter months by sleeping them away?  Extra credit question:  Which of these are TRUE hibernators, while others go into a lighter sleep called “torpor” (they awaken from time to time). Find out in this issue in furbearer biologist Pat Tate’s Journal feature, “A Long Winter’s Nap.”
 
The Journal is the state’s only magazine dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation and recreation.  In our regular columns, Naturalist’s Notebook showcases the northern cardinal.  Find out how antlers grow in Wild Ways.  Learn what biologists do to keep our large lakes teeming with landlocked salmon and monster lake trout, and why the New England cottontail rabbit needs your help.  Get a peek at the new yurts at Milan Hill State Park.   Enjoy the Kids Page and the true-to-life tales of Conservation Officers in Warden’s Watch.

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 December 4, and we’ll send you the current issue absolutely free!  Single issues are available for $2.95 each from N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

OR -- through December 4 only -- take advantage of the limited time WILD Deals offer! For just $25, get a new two-year subscription to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine AND the new 2010 N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendar. FREE shipping and handling -- and no tax! Visit www.wildnh.com/wilddeals.

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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