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September 15, 2009

Woodcock, Migrating Waterfowl and Moose Hunt Featured in Latest NH Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. -- Wondering where those honking formations of geese are headed as they wing past high in the sky this time of year?  Find out where they're going and where they nested last summer; it's all in the September-October 2009 issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal.  "On the Atlantic Flyway" looks at how New Hampshire manages geese and other migratory waterfowl, in concert with other states and countries where these birds spend parts of their year.

Also in this issue, be delighted by the spirit, surprise and mystery of the American woodcock.  Wildlife biologist Mark Ellingwood's ode to this "feathered marvel" will leave you in awe of its incomparable style. 

Then, tag along on a moose hunt in New Hampshire's scenic backcountry with a lucky lottery winner.  The dramatic recovery of moose in our state is a true wildlife restoration story.  Only a dozen or so survived in New Hampshire in 1900, and it took many decades for the population to rebuild to the point where we have a limited hunt statewide today. For those who take part, it is truly the adventure of a lifetime.  

Also in this issue of the Journal, the state's only magazine dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation and recreation, Naturalist's Notebook introduces that midnight bandit, the raccoon.  Meet this year's conservation champions honored by the Fish and Game Commission, and learn about improvements being made to fisheries habitats around the state. Explore Ballard State Forest, a natural treasure of southern New Hampshire; enjoy a Kids Page look at migrating raptors; and be amused by the true-life tales of Conservation Officers in Warden's Watch.

Not a subscriber to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal?  The magazine is published 6 times a year by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  Subscriptions are just $12 for one year -- that's 40% off the newsstand price -- or $20 for two years.  To read sample articles, subscribe or purchase gift subscriptions for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, visit www.WildNH.com/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_mag.htm.  Subscribe before September 31, 2009, and we'll send you the current issue absolutely free!  Single issues are available for $2.95 each from N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no advertising, and subscription revenue helps N.H. Fish and Game conserve, manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats; promote conservation education; and create opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State. Visit www.wildnh.com.

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