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December 31, 2009

Opportunities to Buy 2010 Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Get your season started by visiting Fish and Game at these outdoor events

CONCORD, N.H. -- Be sure to visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at several upcoming expos and events catering to outdoor enthusiasts. You'll have a chance to buy your 2010 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses and the 2010 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife calendar, as well as getting answers to your hunting, fishing and wildlife questions.  The new line of Fish and Game logo merchandise, from camo hats to new-design T-shirts and sweatshirts, will be available.

Look for Fish and Game at these exciting winter events:

Rockingham Hunting & Fishing Expo: Saturday and Sunday, January 9-10, 2010, at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. This expo features many local and national outdoor products and services. See the New Hampshire record buck.  Hunting and fishing seminars by local experts and special scavenger hunt for the kids. For more information, visit www.rockinghamexpo.com.

Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby: Saturday, January 30; and Sunday, January 31, 2010:  The derby brings anglers to New Hampshire from all over the country in hopes of snagging the heaviest Meredith Rotary-tagged rainbow trout and claiming the grand prize. The Meredith Rotary Club, in consultation with the N.H. Fish and Game Department as part of an ongoing fisheries management plan, stocks tagged fish in several New Hampshire lakes for this event. Some waters stocked this year and in past years include Little Squam, Mascoma, Ossipee, Waukewan, Wentworth, Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam. During the derby, N.H. Fish and Game fisheries biologists Don Miller and John Viar will collect valuable fish data at the derby weigh-in. For tickets and information, go to:  www.meredithrotary.com

Meredith Rotary Derby highlights featuring N.H. Fish and Game include:

  • For the fourth consecutive year, the Meredith Rotary Club will kick off the derby by hosting a free ice fishing panel discussion on Friday, January 29, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center on Route 3 in Meredith. Don Miller of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department; and  Licensed guides Adrian Lavoie and Travis Williams will discuss ice fishing tips, techniques and equipment. Light refreshments will be served.

  • On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" program staff and volunteers present a free hands-on clinic for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing at derby headquarters, Meredith Bay. Learn how to catch the big one!  Sessions run hourly starting at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.  Ice-fishing equipment will be featured, including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and power augers. Then the kids will have a chance to fish!

New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition: Friday, February 5; and Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. Since 1984, "New Hampshire's Greatest Winter Fair" has offered commercial exhibits, educational sessions, student and exhibitor demonstrations, animals, an auction and activities for attendees of all ages! Special this year is the N.H. Fish and Game Department Wildlife exhibit. Meet Fish and Game staff and learn how to make connections with wildlife in your back yard.  For information and directions visit: www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org.

Toyota Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition: Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14, 2010, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, featuring everything the angler, hunter or outdoorsman could imagine. N.H. Fish and Game's booth will feature expert information about where what and how to hunt and fish in New Hampshire, 2010 hunting and fishing licenses, and newly designed merchandise featuring moose, snakes and bears. For hours, directions and admission fees, visit www.sportshows.com/worc_main.html.

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