Sue Perry: (603) 271-6832
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
December 20, 2010
Holiday Gifts from Fish and Game – Office Closed on Friday, December 24, 2010
CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has some great gifts for the hunter, angler or wildlife watcher on your list, but don't wait until the last minute or you'll miss out. The licensing desk and store at Fish and Game headquarters (11 Hazen Drive) in Concord, N.H., is open 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays. Usually the day of Christmas Eve is one of their biggest sales days of the year, but this year, Friday, December 24, is a state holiday, so the office will be closed. So get over to Fish and Game by Thursday, December 23, to pick up gifts for the WILD ones in your life. Visit www.wildnh.com/Shop/shop.htm to check out the merchandise and gift ideas. Popular items include:
Gift certificate for 2011 fishing or hunting licenses – a full year of outdoor adventure – redeemable at any license agent. Our most popular gift! Stop by Fish and Game headquarters in Concord to get yours before Christmas (don't forget – we're not open on Friday, December 24). Or order by phone with a credit card by calling 603-271-3422, or by mail at www.wildnh.com/Shop/order_form_gift_cert.htm (we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas).
2011 N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendar – $9.95. Handsome wall calendar features professional wildlife photography, plus wildlife watching tips and season dates for outdoor recreation. Available at Fish and Game in Concord or by mail at www.wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html.
"The Best of Warden’s Watch" ($9.95, 64 pages). New book – hot off the press – offers a humorous look at the day-to-day adventures of Fish and Game Conservation Officers. Illustrated by cartoonist Will Staats. Stop by Fish and Game in Concord to get yours before Christmas, or order by mail at www.wildnh.com/Shop/shop_books.htm (it won't get there by Christmas, but it's a great read for the New Year!).
Camp mug – This year's hit! Heavy-duty ceramic mug in speckled glaze, perfect for home or around the campfire. Laser-etched moose in black, or Fish and Game logo in green. $12.
Books for the outdoor enthusiast – Titles include "Outsmart Field Guide" (a handy pocket guide to first aid, survival and outback skills) $3; "The Waterproof Book of Fishing Knots" - $8; and "Identifying and Protecting New Hampshire's Significant Habitat: A Guide for Towns and Conservation Commissions" - $13.95.
Hats and T-shirts – Official logo ball caps in camo, hunter orange, or fish motif ($19.95); "1865" N.H. Fish and Game T-shirts with in moose or fish design (adult sizes, $12); and a bevy of colorful Wild NH T-shirts for kids, wildlife artwork, notecards and more.
So go WILD with your holiday shopping this year, and show your support for conserving New Hampshire’s wildlife and habitats. Your purchase helps Fish and Game manage the state's natural resources, held in the public trust for all of us – and future generations – to enjoy.