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Sign Up Now for Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure in NH

CONCORD, N.H. - Back by popular demand, registration is  now open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend exploring  wild game preparation and cooking to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in  Milan, N.H., September 27-29, 2013. The cost of the event is $150, which  includes meals, instruction and rustic lodging. All proceeds benefit the Barry  Camp Fund.

A print-and-mail application  is available at or call  603-271-3211.  Register right away if you  are interested - this event is limited to 35 participants and fills up fast.

The wild game weekend is sponsored by the N.H. Fish and  Game Department, the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation and the Belknap County  Sportsmen's Association.

Participants will get hands-on instruction and practice  dressing wild game, cutting meat, planning game menus, and preparing wild game  for cooking. Come experience the taste of the wild! The event is open to men  and women age 18 and older. At last year's event, several groupings of family  and friends signed up to enjoy the adventure together.

On Friday evening (September 27), check-in begins at 5  p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.   Saturday is a full day of hands-on instruction and cooking, followed by  a game dinner and entertainment 'round the campfire with music by Don Watson.  The program wraps up at noon on Sunday, September 29.

"This is a real backwoods culinary adventure that  will prepare you to savor the flavors of the wild," said event organizer  Gary Sleeper of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. "Come enjoy a  fall weekend in the natural beauty of the White Mountains while you learn from  experienced wild game chefs."

"Since this is a fundraiser for Barry Conservation  Camp, you'll also be supporting a good cause, helping to ensure that the camp  will be there to connect future generations of youth to the outdoor life,"  said Sleeper.

In recent years, the state's outdoor community, led by  the Belknap County Sportsmen, have renovated facilities at Barry Conservation  Camp, which provides overnight summer youth programming sponsored by N.H. Fish  and Game and 4-H Cooperative Extension. A campaign is also underway to build  the Barry Camp Fund to provide operating expenses and ensure the camp's future  financial stability. To donate to the Barry Camp Fund or learn more about the  project, visit

Organizations or businesses can support the event through  donations or sponsorships; contact Mark Beauchesne at or 603-271-6355.    credit NH Fish and Game Website