DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 25, 2012

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Derry News

---- — Wildlife calendars make the perfect holiday gift

CONCORD _ The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has launched its all-new 2013 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, showcasing professional photography depicting a wide range of New Hampshire’s fascinating wildlife.

If you enjoy New Hampshire’s great outdoors, this is the calendar for you.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also appreciate the calendar’s handy hunting, fishing and Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle season dates, from free fishing day to the youth deer hunt weekend.

This year’s calendar also highlights opportunities for “citizen scientists” to participate in science-based management across the state.

By buying a calendar, you will be helping support N.H. Fish and Game’s work managing New Hampshire’s natural resources.

Calendars are available for $9.95 apiece at wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html (shipping is free for one to five calendars), or purchase in person at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The calendar is a handsome New Hampshire-made product that will bring a touch of the outdoors into your home or office, or a great gift for the outdoors person or nature lover on your list.

Wholesale pricing is available for retailers who want to sell the 2013 N.H. Fish & Wildlife calendar. Download a wholesale order form at wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html.

‘Hunt for the Hungry’

has started up

CONCORD | New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Once again this fall, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide.

Last year, the Hunt for the Hungry program took in 2,000 pounds of donated deer, bear, moose and other game meat for distribution to the needy.

To donate game, and for packaging instructions, call the Food Bank at 669-9725, Ext. 240. If you’re donating a whole deer, you can bring it to Lemay & Sons Beef in Goffstown, (622-0022), and they will process it for the food bank at no charge.

The N.H. Food Bank is not equipped to accept donations of wild game birds, such as wild turkey or grouse.

“We are counting on continued strong support from hunters this year,” said Bruce Wilson, director of operations for the N.H. Food Bank. “Donations of protein foods are always hard to come by. That’s a big need that the Hunt for the Hungry program helps fill. Venison is especially popular, a real treat for clients.”

“The Hunt for the Hungry program is a great way for hunters to share their harvest and help needy families get through the winter,” said Glenn Normandeau, executive director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “Wild game is a local renewable resource that is high in protein, low in fat and all natural – not to mention delicious.”

For more information on donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank, visit nhfoodbank.org.

For information on hunting in New Hampshire or to purchase a hunting license, visit huntnh.com.

Want to join the

state’s Marine Patrol?

GILFORD – The N.H. Marine Patrol is recruiting for full-time officers for the 2013 boating season.

The Marine Patrol is the primary law enforcement state agency responsible for safe boating on New Hampshire waterways.

Testing for recruits is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at N.H. Police Standards and Training in Concord.

No experience is required, although experience in operating boats or previous law enforcement experience is desirable.

Applicants must be high school graduates or possess a GED and be at least 18 years old at the time of a conditional offer of employment.

For full information on becoming a Marine Patrol officer, visit nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/recruitment/seasonal-trainee.html.