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December 30, 2010

Opportunities to Buy 2011 Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Visit N.H. Fish and Game at Upcoming Outdoor Events

CONCORD, N.H. -- Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department booth at several upcoming expos and events:

Rockingham Hunting & Fishing Expo:  Saturday and Sunday, January 8-9, 2011, 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. Visit the N.H. Fish and Game booth to buy your 2011 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses, including the new N.H. recreational saltwater fishing license. The new 2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife calendar will be available, plus select Fish and Game official logo merchandise, from hats and shirts to the new "Best of Warden's Watch" book.  For more information, visit www.rockinghamexpo.com.

New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition: Friday and Saturday, February 4-5, 2011, 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 all ages!  Stop by the N.H. Fish and Game booth to enjoy our wildlife exhibit and learn how to make connections with wildlife in your own back yard.  For information and directions, visit: www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org.

Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition: Thursday-Sunday, February 10-13, 2011, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. With hundreds of exhibitors representing the entire world of fishing and hunting, this show is a destination for New England sportsmen and women every February.  N.H. Fish and Game's booth will feature expert information about where, what and how to hunt and fish in New Hampshire. You can buy your 2011 hunting and fishing licenses – including the new recreational saltwater fishing license – plus official Fish and Game logo merchandise, N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendars, the new "Best of Warden's Watch" book and more. For hours, directions and admission fees, visit www.sportshows.com/worcester.

Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby: Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13, 2011.  The derby brings anglers to New Hampshire from all over the country in hopes of snagging the heaviest 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. Waters stocked have included 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. Great Meredith Rotary Derby highlights featuring N.H. Fish and Game include:

  • The Meredith Rotary Club kicks off the derby with a free ice fishing panel discussion on Friday, February 11, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center on Route 3 in Meredith. Fish and Game's Don Miller and local experts will discuss ice fishing tips, techniques and equipment.

  • Kids fishing clinic: On Saturday, February 12, 2011, N.H. Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program presents free hands-on clinics for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing. Sessions run hourly from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at in the roped-off area directly behind the Meredith Rotary Headquarters trailer on Lake Winnipesaukee. All participants will receive a "goodie" bag.  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!

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