The Insiders: Hunting down an educational evening
Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
Our aptitude for hunting was determined at a young age, when the only way we could compete in the video game Duck Hunt was to literally touch the gun to the TV screen. Sadly, those abilities don’t translate well into nature, where we’ve yet to find a critter that will let us get that close. And we’ve never found one in our living room (imposing dust bunnies aside).
Well here’s everyone’s chance to get an official education, as New Hampshire hunting guide John Asseng presents Turkey Hunting 101, tonight at 7 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Hazen Drive. The discussion will center on helping beginning turkey hunters find their way, with advice regarding the proper hunting gear (flip-flops? No flip-flops), basic turkey calls and turkey identification, such as discerning a Hormel from a Butterball.
The event is free and requires no registration in advance, though jive turkeys will receive a special certificate of recognition. And the timing of the discussion couldn’t be better, with New Hampshire spring turkey hunting season running from May 3 to 31. Youth Turkey Hunt weekend is April 27 and 28.
For more information, visit wildnh.com.
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Perhaps you’d prefer to hear us tickling the ivories for your evening entertainment. Actually, nobody would prefer that. What you will like, though, is the live performance by pianist Sar-Shalom Strong at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium, part of the Walker Lecture Series. Doors open 30 minutes before the show, and admission is free. Strong is a founding member of the Jewell Piano Trio, a much more successful venture than the failed Cubic Zirconia Quartet.
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