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      September 9, 2010

N.H. Youth Waterfowl Hunt Weekend -- September 25-26, 2010

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire's 2010 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, 2010.  To participate, youth must be age 15 or under and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt.  The youth does not need a hunting license or duck stamp.

“The youth weekend is a great way to get kids involved in waterfowl hunting. It gives them a chance to go with an adult who knows the sport, at a time when it’s still fairly warm and good numbers of birds are around,” said Ed Robinson, waterfowl biologist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “Quality time spent with a child during the youth weekend can help instill in them an appreciation of hunting lore, ethics and our outdoor environment.”

The daily bag limits during the youth weekend are the same as those allowed in the open season, however, since the first day of the youth hunt overlaps with the last day of the September Canada goose season in 2010, the bag limit for these geese is 5 on Saturday and drops to 2 on Sunday.

All regular season waterfowl regulations, including shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed on the Fish and Game website at www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_waterfowl.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit www.huntnh.com.

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