National Hunting and Fishing day Expo and
September 26, 2009
CONCORD, N.H. -- This fall's big hunting and fishing event in the
Granite State is the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo and N.H. Tour
on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Admission is free to this statewide
celebration, which includes a giant outdoor sporting show at Fish and
Game Headquarters in Concord; archery, muzzleloader and shotgun shooting
at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness; and events and
retail specials at fish and game clubs and outfitters around the state.
Check out the Expo exhibitors and events at
Don't forget - admission is free!
In Concord, N.H., the Outdoor Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. in tents and outdoor exhibits on the grounds of the Fish and Game
Department at 11 Hazen Drive, with exhibits of products and services -
everything related to hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. More than
50 sporting organizations and hunting and fishing product manufacturers
will be on hand with demos and gear. Just for coming, you'll be entered
into a free raffle for prizes, including a Triumph Bone Collector .50
cal. muzzleloader donated by Thompson Center Arms, a handheld GPS unit
from DeLorme, and fishing maps and guidebooks from Fishing Guides of New
At the Expo, test your archery skills at the Stateline Guns Ammo and
Archery course. Grey's Outfitting will hold hunting dog demonstrations,
both pointing dogs and retriever/flush demos. Check out the hot new ice
fishing tip-ups at the Max-Traps display. Try deer and turkey calls from
Quaker Boy and Buck Gardener Calls. Be amazed by taxidermy exhibits, a
sport fishing simulator and big fish in the hatchery truck. See
realistic decoys from the Granite State Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, plus
their newest duck boat and goose trailer. All-Terrain Vehicle
off-roaders and motorcycle riders can gear up for their next ride with
the help of Naults. Canoes, kayaks, boats, guns, fishing gear, tackle
and more -- it will all be there! See a list of exhibitors at http://www.wildnh.com/expotour.
Best of all, admission is free!
As part of the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo and N.H. Tour,
Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center (387 Perch Pond Road)
in Holderness, N.H., will host an open house on September 26, with
interactive activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try your hand at
shotgunning, archery, and muzzleloader shooting courtesy of
Thompson/Center Arms. Get a lesson on treestand safety. Have a look
around Owl Brook, the only facility of its kind in northern New England,
with ranges, hunter education exhibits and a replica of an old-time
trapper cabin. Find directions to Owl Brook at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
And, of course, admission is free!
National Hunting and Fishing Day events will take place around the
state as part of the N.H. Tour. Find a listing at http://www.wildnh.com/expotour.
Many outdoor businesses, outfitters, license agents and fish and game
clubs are joining the celebration by holding special events and offering
in-store discounts. Country Pond Fish and Game Club in Newton will be
open to the public and supervised by range officers. Elkins Fish and
Game Club will hold a "New Shooter" event for youths or adults who have
never shot a gun before. Pinnacle Mountain Fish & Game Club in
Lyndeborough is hosting muzzleloader, BB gun, sling shot, trap, .22
rifle and blackpowder cannon shoots; free admission. At the Deering Fish
and Game Club in Hillsboro, youth will have the opportunity to learn
about safe firearm handling skills and try pistols, rifles, archery, and
BB guns. The New Hampshire School of Falconry in Deering will hold an
open house with falcon flight demos. The Katahdin German Shorthaired
Pointer Club in Henniker will host a pointing breed hunting test. Dover
Marine/ Covered Bridge Sports in Dover will offer a fall bluefin tuna
fishing and intro to shark fishing presentation, plus sales on tuna and
shark gear and tackle. At the Barn Store of New England in Salisbury,
check out in-store specials and sign up for a chance to win a Savage 243
American Classic. Place in the Woods Trading Post in Antrim will have a
muzzleloader tryout and in-store promotions from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Show your hunting license at Dick's Sporting Goods in Keene, Concord or
Newington on September 26 or 27 and get hunting and fishing discount
coupons. Information about these events and more can be found at http://www.wildnh.com/expotour.
Get geared up for outdoor recreation this fall at this fun, free
event in celebration of the outdoor traditions that help make New
Hampshire a wild place to live and visit.
The Hunting and Fishing Day Expo & N.H. Tour is hosted by the New
Hampshire Fish and Game Department and sponsored by the Wildlife
Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.