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July 3, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS

Run for Freedom July 4

DERRY — The Greater Derry Track Club hosts the second annual Run for Freedom Friday, July 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The event begins at Pinkerton Academy’s track. Race day sign-ups begin at 6:30 a.m. All funds from the races will be donated to Liberty House in Manchester, a nonprofit organization offering transitional housing, medical care, and job assistance to homeless veterans in the state.

The 5K and 10K races will be chip-timed, with awards to the top three male and female finishers and with age group winners three deep in both races. Winners in the Armed Forces Team category will also be recognized. All runners are eligible for raffle prizes.

Calling anglers to Beaver Lake

DERRY — The Beaver Lake Improvement Society, Derry Village Rotary Club, and Derry Parks and Recreation host a youth fishing derby Saturday, July 5.

The event will be held at Beaver Lake. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Gallien’s Beach parking area.

Fishing begins from docks, shoreline or boats at 8 a.m. Fishing ends at noon and prizes will be given for top fish in different categories.

Admission is free. The derby is for youth ages 15 and younger.

It’s time for the moose permit auction

CONCORD — The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the launch of the 2014 NH Moose Permit Auction.

Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website, nhwildlifeheritage.org, or by calling 496-2778. This marks the sixth annual auction run by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

As the nonprofit partner of N.H. Fish and Game, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has voluntarily reduced the number of permits requested from Fish and Game for its Moose Permit Auction to two.

“N.H. Fish and Game significantly reduced the number of public lottery permits this year due to the impact of ticks on the moose population,” foundation chairman Steve White said. “We believe that we must also reduce our permits this year to do our part to help protect the N.H. moose population in future years.”

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