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Fish and Game Commissioner Rob Blake with a maurading elephant taken in Zimbabwe in 2006. Blake will speak about big game hunting in Africa at a free talk on December 1, 2010. MEDIA: for a print-quality image to accompany editorial, click HERE.

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Commissioner Robert Blake: 603-828-7311
Kelle Loughlin: 603-778-0015
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
November 15, 2010             

Free Talk on Big Game Hunting in Africa

GREENLAND, N.H. – Ready for the ultimate armchair adventure?  Join the N.H. Fish and Game Department on Wednesday December 1, 2010, at 7 p.m. for a free talk and slide presentation on "Big Game Hunting in Africa" at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland (on the campus of the Great Bay Discovery Center), sponsored by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Your host for the evening will be N.H. Fish and Game Commissioner Rob Blake, a Durham resident who has hunted extensively across America, Africa and Asia.

On this particular safari, you'll start off in central Zimbabwe stalking zebra, and then head for northern Zimbabwe to hunt the marauding elephants who were wreaking havoc with the villagers' crops at harvest time. Through Blake's slides and first-person account, you'll experience travelling from the airport in Harare to the various hunting areas, villages, safari camps, recovering the animals (a zebra and two elephants), delivering meat to the witch doctor (as required by local custom) and taking a boat trip on nearby Lake Kariba.  

"This promises to be a fascinating evening, in the tradition of the time-honored connection between hunting, conservation and the fragile balance between humans and wildlife worldwide," said Peter Wellenberger, manager of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

For directions to the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, visit www.greatbay.org/staff/whenandwhere.html.

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