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BigOutdoors
12-09-2012, 08:10 AM
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 events:

ROCKINGHAM HUNTING & FISHING EXPO: Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6, 2013, at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. (Visit http://www.rockinghamexpo.com (http://www.rockinghamexpo.com/)). Stop by the New Hampshire Fish and Game booth to buy your 2013 New Hampshire hunting and fishing licenses and the 2013 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife calendar. You can also pick up maps, law books and the 2013 summer brochure for Barry Conservation Camp. The expo features many local and national outdoor products and services, as well as hunting and fishing seminars. Young outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy trying their luck at the trout pond or hitting the bullís eye at the archery range. Half the proceeds from the kids' attractions at the Rockingham Expo will be donated to Barry Conservation Camp, the overnight summer camp for youth operated by Fish and Game in partnership with 4-H through UNH Cooperative Extension; Barry Camp programs focus on the shooting sports, hunting, fishing and other outdoor skills.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FARM & FOREST EXPOSITION: Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, 2013, at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire (700 Elm Street) 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 backyard. For information and directions, visit: http://www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org (http://www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org/).

GREAT MEREDITH ROTARY ICE FISHING DERBY: Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, 2013. 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. As part of the event, Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program presents free hands-on sessions for children and their parents on the basics of ice fishing. For tickets and information, go to http://www.meredithrotary.com (http://www.meredithrotary.com/).