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Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
August 16, 2011                                 

A Labor Day Weekend Tradition
Visit N.H. Fish and Game at the Fair! Exhibits at Hopkinton and Lancaster

CONCORD, N.H. -- While you’re having fun at the Hopkinton and Lancaster Fairs this Labor Day weekend, stop in and enjoy the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department exhibits – a great way to explore hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities in our state. 

The Hopkinton State Fair (September 1-5, 2011, www.hsfair.org) once again features a special “Discover Wild New Hampshire Building” presented by N.H. Fish and Game where you can see wildlife mounts, live falcons, hawks, fish and more. Meet wildlife biologists, fisheries experts and Conservation Officers. You'll have a chance to buy hunting and fishing licenses, 2012 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendars and official Fish and Game merchandise. Pick up fish and wildlife publications. The Fish and Game building will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, through Sunday, September 4; and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2011.

When you stop by the Fish and Game building at the Hopkinton Fair, check the schedule for special wildlife features daily. WTPL Radio will live broadcast its New Hampshire Wake Up show with Peter St. James from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 1). On Friday and Saturday (Sept. 2-3) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., enjoy live animal presentations by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. See live hawks and falcons from Saturday through Monday (September 3-5) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Find Fish and Game fast by parking at the Blue Gate (look for Building #2 on the Hopkinton Fair map).

In northern New Hampshire, Fish and Game continues its long-standing tradition of presenting an exhibit at the Lancaster Fair (August 31-September 5, 2011).  Housed in the 4-H Building, this year's Fish and Game exhibit explores ongoing brook trout studies, human-bear conflict abatement, and law enforcement related to the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons. Conservation Officers and Fish and Game biologists will be on hand to talk about fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and much more. Pick up N.H. Fish and Game publications like the new 2011-2012 NH Hunting and Trapping Digest. Find out more about the Lancaster Fair at www.lancasterfair.com.

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

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