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A captive coyote (Canis latrans) photographed at the Science Center in Holderness several years ago looks into the distance. Coyotes are considered wary and intelligent predators in the Northeast. A night hunting season runs January-March.

Hunter’s Corner: For winter hunting, try coyotes and rabbits

Sunday, January 25, 2015

So, it’s January and we just got a brief thaw, so what is available for the hunter? Unique to New Hampshire is a night hunting season for coyotes in January, February and March and not without restrictions. Lights may be used, except from a motor vehicle, snowmobile or OHRV. Coyote night hunters are restricted to shotguns, .22 rimfire, muzzleloaders or …

Hunter’s Corner: Ice fishermen rejoice as frigid temps help lakes and ponds freeze over

Sunday, January 11, 2015

This past week we experienced some typical winter temperatures to make ice. From an ice fisherman’s standpoint, there is good ice and bad ice. The good ice is the clear crystal ice. The bad ice is the “slush” ice or “snow ice” that has about 50 percent of the carrying capacity of good ice. Minnesota has two things going for it. First, it …

Hunter’s Corner: Breaking down 2014’s deer, bear, turkey and trout numbers

Sunday, December 28, 2014

One of the most exciting product rollouts came from Federal, a product by the name of the Trophy Copper Muzzleloader Bullet. The solid copper bullet was engineered to use its exclusive B.O.R. Lock MZ System, providing for outstanding accuracy in a non-sabot design that’s easy to load, scrubs fouling from the breech and ensures consistent bullet seating. The required loading force is about …

Hunters Corner: Bitter cold winter good news for ice fishers

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Global warming and climate change have largely been debunked and now comes polar vortex. Polar vortex has never been on my Rolodex, but it is certainly for real and makes for an interesting discussion as to how it went awry from the normal years where the vortex is …

Hunter’s Corner: Final day for deer for archers

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Today is the last day of the fall archery deer and turkey season. When the final numbers are released, it should be a significantly up season for all deer hunters. Just about every time I went hunting with Scotty and Brett, we saw deer. Last Saturday, hunting on …

Hunter’s Corner: Plenty of deer activity

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The regular deer firearms season ends next Sunday. The regular deer firearms season in WMU A ends today. Right now, the deer kill is running about 10 percent greater than last year. Hunting with Scott and Brett has meant that we are seeing more deer. Scott jumped two …

Hunter’s Corner: Deer and hunters are out and about

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A few weeks ago, a hunter who had gotten lost in Pittsburg came to a happy ending when he was rescued by conservation officers. I always pack three items in my possibles bag to avoid spending the night in the woods. Perhaps the most important item is a …

Hunters Corner: Checking in on moose and deer numbers

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The moose season ended last Sunday on a high note, with a final hunter success rate of 64 percent. I must admit, with the warm temperatures at the beginning, I was skeptical that the success rate would be that high. As it is, when the temperature dropped, the …

Hunter’s Corner: Fired up for the moose hunt

Sunday, October 20, 2013

There’s lots of excitement in the hunting community this month. Yesterday, the moose hunt started and will last until Oct. 27. Having participated in five moose hunts – three as permit holder, one as sub-permittee and one as designated observer – I can’t help but convey to you …

Hunter’s Corner: Getting the skinny on deer productivity

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kent Gustafson, a game programs administrator, and Nick Fortin, a UNH wildlife graduate student, provided an overview and results of the deer productivity study at the August Fish and Game Commission meeting. A.) The fawn pregnancy rate was …

Hunter’s Corner: Opening-day success in Concord

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Last Sunday marked the opening of the archery deer and turkey season. Dan is a Concord resident who regularly hunts in Concord. Opening day found Dan in the right place at the right time when two bucks paraded …

Hunter’s Corner: Archery season is upon us

Sunday, September 8, 2013

We are now in a seven-day countdown to the opening of fall archery and fall archery turkey season. Both the deer herd and turkey flocks are in exceptional shape. I would be greatly surprised if this were not a banner year for both. Apples are in abundance and …

Hunter’s Corner: Fall hunting seasons fast upon us

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wow! Where did the summer go? Next week is Labor Day and the official end of summer. The earlier rains have produced a cornucopia of lush, green vegetation that the deer are feasting on. Acorns are starting to drop, especially the sweet white acorns, cornering deer’s feeding attention. …

Hunter’s Corner: Landing salmon in the rain

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tuesday found Robb and I, along with longtime hunting and fishing buddy Bill, on the big lake hoping to latch onto some salmon. Bill and I have fished Winni on many occasions and we certainly have a wealth of mishaps over the years, most of which involved adverse …

Hunter’s Corner: Good choice leads to fishing success

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ranee and I have had our 10-year-old grandson Jonathan visiting for a week and it was a fun week. We took him to the Flume and he enjoyed the bear cave and wolf’s den. We capped off the day by taking the tram to the top of Cannon …