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:

ROCKINGHAME HUNTING & FISHING EXPO: Saturday and Sunday,
January 7-8, 2012, at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Visit the New
Hampshire Fish and Game booth to buy your 2012 New Hampshire
hunting and fishing licenses and meet Dave Genz, the father of the
modern ice-fishing system. Genz hails from northern Minnesota and
is a big fan of fishing in New Hampshire. He will present at the
show on Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m. and will spend his free
time at the Fish and Game booth. The new 2012 New Hampshire Fish
& Wildlife calendar and the popular “Best of Warden’s Watch”
book will be for sale. The expo features many local and national
outdoor products and services, as well as hunting and fishing
seminars. Visit http://www.rockinghamexpo.com.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FARM & FOREST EXPOSITION: Friday and Saturday,
February 3-4, 2012, 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.

GREAT MEREDITH ROTARY ICE FISHING DERBY: Saturday and Sunday,
February 11-12, 2012. 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. For tickets and information, go to
http://www.meredithrotary.com.

Great Meredith Rotary Derby highlights featuring N.H. Fish and
Game include free kids’ fishing clinics on Saturday, February 11,
2012, at which 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. Clinics run hourly from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. in
the roped-off area directly behind the Meredith Rotary Headquarters
trailer on Lake Winnipesaukee. Learn about ice-fishing techniques,
including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and operating power
augers. Then the kids will fish!

 

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