Mark Beauchesne: (603) 271-6355
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
April 14, 2017
MEDIA: Photos of previous Discover WILD New Hampshire Day events are available at www.wildnh.com/events/dwnh-gallery.html.
CONCORD, N.H. -- NH Fish and Game’s biggest event of the year is almost here! Get in on the fun at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Free admission!
This fun-filled festival explores New Hampshire’s wildlife resources and legacy of outdoor traditions, with exhibits by 60-plus outdoor and conservation organizations, plus live animals, demos and more. See big trout in the hatchery truck. Tie a fly with Trout Unlimited. Meet trained falcons and their handlers. Try your hand at archery, casting, fly-tying and shooting at the air rifle range. Meet the cast of North Woods Law: New Hampshire. Create your own wildlife crafts, plant a tree and toast a s’more. Climb aboard the Bass Pro Shops yacht and cast a line. Check out the latest hunting and fishing gear and gadgets in the Expo tent.
Special presentations take place throughout the day, including:
- Wildlife Encounters: 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
- All about Owls (NH Audubon): 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
- Rise and Shine Retrievers: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
- Versatile Dog Demos: 11:00 a.m., Noon, 1:00 p.m.
- Various times - Fish and Game Conservation K-9 Demos
Be sure to stop by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH tent and enter a giant raffle of outdoor gear and other great prizes! The Foundation raffle drawings will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is a “rain or shine” event. Hunting and fishing licenses will be sold. Food concessions feature Arnie’s Place food and home-made ice cream, and hot dogs by Puppy Love.
Please note that no dogs, except service and working animals, will be permitted at the event.
Discover WILD New Hampshire Day began in New Hampshire in 1989 as an observance of Earth Day and a celebration of the state's wealth of natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. The event is hosted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.wildnh.com) and sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire (nhwildlifeheritage.org).
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Bring the family to Discover WILD New Hampshire day, a free outdoor festival on Saturday, April 29, from 10 to 3 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord. See live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Tons of hands-on activities for the kids – plus exhibits by outdoor and conservation groups from around the state. Visit Wild NH dot com.