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August 24, 2012

Visit N.H. Fish and Game at the Fair! Exhibits at Hopkinton and Lancaster

Come visit the Discover WILD New Hampshire building at the Hopkinton Fair.

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 (August 30 - September 3, 2012, www.hsfair.org) once again features a special Discover Wild New Hampshire Building presented by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, where you can see wildlife mounts, live falcons, hawks and fish, and talk to wildlife and fisheries biologists and Conservation Officers. Buy your hunting license for this fall right at the fair! Pick up fish and wildlife publications. Get your official Fish and Game merchandise and the 2013 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar. The Fish and Game building will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 30, through Sunday, September 2; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 2012. Special programs will include live animal presentations by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (August 30) and live birds of prey from the N.H. School of Falconry (August 31) and the NH Falconers Association (September 1-2). Tune in to WTPL radio on Thursday and Friday, when the station will broadcast live from the Wild NH building. Find Fish and Game fast at the Hopkinton Fair by parking at the Blue Gate.

In northern New Hampshire, Fish and Game continues its long-standing tradition of presenting an exhibit at the Lancaster Fair (August 29-September 3, 2012).  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 and volunteers will be on hand to talk about fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) safety and ethics. Pick up N.H. Fish and Game publications, including the new 2012-2013 NH Hunting and Trapping Digest. Find 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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