While you’re at the Hopkinton State Fair this September 2-6, take time for a stroll through the “Discover Wild New Hampshire Building” presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. You'll see wildlife mounts, exhibits, live falcons, hawks and fish! This is your chance to talk to wildlife biologists, fisheries experts and Conservation Officers. The "Discover Wild New Hampshire" building at the Hopkinton Fair will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2 through Sunday, September 5; and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2010. Stop in and check the schedule for special wildlife features daily. The exhibit is a great place to learn more about hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities in New Hampshire.

At the Fish and Game building, you can buy hunting and fishing licenses, get your 2011 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar (hot off the press!) and purchase official Fish and Game merchandise, from camo hats to moose hunt sweatshirts and colorful wildlife tees for the whole family. On Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., meet Milo the Moose, official mascot of N.H. Motor Speedway. Other special attractions include live animal presentations by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and an ongoing fly-tying demonstration all day Saturday.

Find Fish and Game fast at the Hopkinton Fair by parking at the Blue Gate. The Discover Wild New Hampshire Building will be on your left as you enter the gate. For more information on the Hopkinton State Fair in Contoocook, N.H., visit

For those in northern New Hampshire, Fish and Game will also continue its long-standing tradition of staffing an exhibit at the Lancaster Fair from September 1-6, 2010. Housed in the 4-H Building, this year's Fish and Game exhibit explores ongoing brook trout studies. Conservation Officers and Department biologists will be on hand to talk about fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and more. Pick up Fish and Game publications such as the new 2010-2011 NH Hunting and Trapping Digest. Find out more about the Lancaster Fair at

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