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Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
CO Michael Eastman: 603-271-3361
July 5, 2011

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The Best of Warden's Watch Book Event – Laconia Library July 14, 2011

CONCORD, N.H. -- Hear firsthand about The Best of Warden's Watch, a humorous new book that explores the day-to-day adventures of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers, at a book event on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Library (695 Main Street, Laconia).

The talk features N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officer Michael Eastman, who patrols in the Lakes Region towns of Laconia, Gilford, Alton, Barnstead, Gilmanton, Belmont, Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton. Eastman will talk about the new book, read some of the entertaining stories, and answer questions about his work as a CO.

The adventures recounted in the book were written by many different officers. Fish and Game wardens never know what each day's duty may bring -- freeing moose trapped in wells, facing down a bear or coyote in the tight confines of a cellar, or tracking gators on the loose (yes, even in New Hampshire!). Whether they are rescuing hikers, apprehending fish and wildlife poachers, patrolling the coast or monitoring off-road trails, wardens have to expect the unexpected.

The Best of Warden's Watch presents these real-life stories, along with illustrations by cartoonist Will Staats. They were originally published in the "Warden's Watch" column in New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine. The 64-page volume includes an introduction by Fish and Game Law Enforcement Chief Col. Martin Garabedian and an historical look at fish and wildlife Law Enforcement in New Hampshire.

Copies of the new book will be available to purchase at the July 14 event for $9.95.  Sales will benefit the Conservation Officers Relief Association, which provides material aid and support for Conservation Officers and their families, as well as fostering harmonious relations and good working conditions for officers.  It also makes scholarship assistance available for the children of current and retired Conservation Officers.

For directions to the Laconia Library, visit

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