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Come Enjoy Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013

FG_DES_ Environmental Service adCONCORD, N.H. - Round up your family and friends and head  for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11  Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.     This free outdoor festival is fun for all ages - kids can  try archery, cast with the "Let's Go Fishing" program, and create wildlife  crafts. Sample a crispy fish fillet or build a bird house. See retriever  dogs in action, and prepare to be wowed by live animals, big trout and trained  falcons. See the life-sized "Battling Bull Moose of  Fowlertown" and check out lots of great ideas for conserving energy  and protecting our environment.

Under the big tent, talk to exhibitors from more than 35  outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from throughout New Hampshire.  It's a great way to find out how you and your family can care for the  environment and get connected to life outdoors.

"Citizens of New Hampshire care deeply about our wildlife  and conserving their environment," said Mark Beauchesne, N.H. Fish and  Game Advertising and Promotions Coordinator. "This event is a fun chance  to explore the many ways you can get involved."

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is co-sponsored by the  N.H. Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental  Services (DES).

"I  encourage everyone to bring their family and friends and join us in celebrating  Earth Day and New Hampshire's  beautiful outdoors at Discover Wild New Hampshire Day. You will find something  fun for everyone at this free event!" said NHDES Commissioner Tom Burack.

Exhibitors at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day range from  N.H. Audubon and Trout Unlimited to the Safari Club International's New  Hampshire Chapter and the White Mountain National Forest. Meet Smokey Bear and  learn about New Hampshire forests and lands. Visit a mobile DES air quality  monitoring station and find out how our air and water are being protected. Get  an up-close look at alternative-fuel vehicles and bring your questions about  these gas-saving cars and trucks.

Special presentations and demonstrations will go on  throughout the day, including:

  • 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.:   Turkey calls and turkey calling for kids -- NH Chapter of National Wild  Turkey Federation
  • 12:00 Noon: Animals with bad reputations -- live  presentation by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m./2 p.m.: Landscaping for wildlife,  with Wildlife Educator Marilyn Wyzga of Fish and Game

Participate in these on-going activities during the  event:

- Visit a mobile DES Air Quality Monitoring Station     - See retrieval dogs in action     - Learn to find your way with basic map and compass     - Practice casting with "Let's Go Fishing" instructors     - Become a Junior Conservation Officer     - Explore the Discovery Room     - Check out the river flow simulator

Now in its 24th year, 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 Fish and Game License Office will be open during the  event, so stop by and purchase your fishing or hunting license while you're at  Discover WILD New Hampshire Day.  Be sure to check out special deals on  Fish and Game merchandise, too.

The event is held rain or shine.  A food concession  is available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please note that no dogs are  allowed; service animals only.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services  works for the protection and wise management of New Hampshire's  environment.  Its responsibilities include ensuring high water quality for  water supplies, ecological balance and recreational benefits; regulating the  emissions of air pollutants; fostering the proper management of municipal and  industrial waste; and managing water resources for future generations. Visit

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in  partnership with the public to conserve manage and protect the state's fish,  wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit


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Enjoy a day of free family fun at Discover WILD New Hampshire  Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 to 3 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department in Concord.  See live animals, big trout and trained falcons.  Hands-on activities include archery, casting and wildlife crafts. Enjoy  talking to more than 35 exhibitors from environmental, outdoor and conservation  groups. Fun for all ages!  And it's free!   Find out more at Wild NH dot com.

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website


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