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      Nancy Berliner, Development Coordinator
      Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
      603-545-4873
      September 24, 2010

Raffle at Fish and Game Sporting Expo Supports Conservation and Education Programs

CONCORD, N.H. – While you're at the free Sporting Expo at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord, N.H., on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., be sure to check out the huge raffle of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation items, including a Thompson/Center Arms muzzleloader, a Genesis bow, a meat grinder/sausage maker and a guided pheasant hunt for two.  The raffle benefits the non-profit work of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, which supports Fish and Game's critical wildlife conservation and education programs.

More than 50 different items will be up for grabs in the raffle. Other prizes include Nikon binoculars, $50 gift certificates to Dick's Sporting Goods, an ATV bag, canoe/kayak rentals, three dog training sessions, specialty flies, and dozens of other items. The drawing takes place at the end of the Expo (2 p.m.). You do not need to be present to win. $1 and $5 ticket categories.

The Sporting Expo is one of two big events Fish and Game is hosting in celebration of National  Hunting and Fishing Day, September 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Both have free admission.  The Expo at Fish and Game headquarters (11 Hazen Drive) in Concord showcases over 50 product manufacturers displaying all the latest hunting and fishing gear and accessories, plus fly-tying, archery, dog demos, and exhibits including taxidermy, the state-record buck and the "Forever Locked" battling moose mount.  The other event is a free Open House at at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center (387 Perch Pond Road) in Holderness, featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping.  Find out more about National Hunting and Fishing Day N.H. events at www.wildnh.com/nhfday.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the non-profit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  Learn more about the Foundation's work in support of Fish and Game at www.wildnh.com/foundation.

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