Get set for the hunting and fishing seasons ahead this Saturday, September 22, as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day in a big way with exciting free events in Concord and Holderness.
A giant Sporting Expo will take over the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free! The Expo features more than 70 exhibits with the latest hunting and fishing-related products and services, plus a chance to try hands-on activities like archery, crossbow, air rifle, and that new four-wheeler you've been dreaming about. See pointing dog demos (at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.) and retriever dog demos (at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.).
Throughout the day at the Expo, New Hampshire Falconers will have live birds of prey on view, and entertainer Jim Barnes will add to the fun with his foot-stompin' music. Radio station 96.5 The Mill will broadcast live from the event. Be sure to get in on the huge raffle, with more than 50 items including a pheasant hunt for two and a Savage Arms Axis rifle, to benefit the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire (drawing at 2 p.m.). Support for the event also provided by John Deere and Bonneville & Son Jeep. Food concession available.
Also on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come enjoy a free Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness. The event features hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping, plus seminars on tree stand safety and trapping, a free sporting goods raffle and ice cream from the Granite State Dairy Promotion.
Learn more about National Hunting and Fishing Day, and see lists of exhibitors and raffle prizes at <a href="http://www.wildnh.com/nhfday" target="_blank">http://www.wildnh.com/nhfday</a>.