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Smoke from the Angora fire rises near a Smokey the Bear cutout and fire sign on Highway 89 Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hunter’s Corner: 70 years of Smokey Bear

Saturday, July 12, 2014

August 9, 1944 was the start of the creation of Smokey Bear (“Smokey the Bear” was a song). The Advertising Council created the slogan “Remember … Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” The living symbol of Smokey Bear was an American black bear cub that was trapped in the 1950 Capitan Gap fire that burned 17,000 acres in the Lincoln … 0

Hunter’s corner: Salmon swimming deep as temps heat up

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The warm temperatures have slowed salmon fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee. The latest fishing report suggests you can go deep or go home, with salmon being taken at the 25- to 30-foot level. This means if you are using lead core, you need to be out six colors. If you are using downriggers, set … 0

Pittsburg a great fishing destination, too

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I had the occasion last weekend to visit Pittsburg for a family get-together. My game plan was to fish from my fishing kayak for trout and salmon. The wind Saturday morning was not kayak friendly on Second Connecticut Lake. Having brought Nutmeg (the dog) with us, I opted for the campground on Lake Francis. The water level of Lake Francis was so high … 0

Hunters Corner: Honoring outdoor excellence

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A few months ago I mentioned that Lieutenant Wayne Saunders, a sergeant at the time, was awarded a prestigious Shikar-Safari Club International 2012 award based on his achievements as a conservation officer. Saunders is an 18-year veteran richly deserving of this award. And now others have been singled … 0

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Normally this time of year the Contoocook River is a kayaker’s delight; with little current, it’s a great place to learn how to kayak. Don’t try it now, however, since the heavy rains have changed the Contoocook into a river of rage. Normally this time of year the … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Wildlife watching in the Capital City

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Concord is 64 square miles, about the same size as Washington, DC. Our major advantage over DC is that we enjoy many thousands of acres of land that will never be developed. Those acres serve as home to numerous animals. Currently catching the public attention are several moose. … 1

Hunters Corner: Keep an eye out for deer and moose

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Many drivers frequently see deer and moose along the highways. For deer, the areas abutting the highways, especially the interstates, are seeded with grass and clover. Those patches of wildflowers along with the grasses and clover serve as a food plot. Does nursing their fawns need extra nourishment … 0

Hunters Corner: Luck running out for writer’s moose permit

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My phone wasn’t ringing off the hook last Saturday, so I suspected that luck was not on my side for the Maine moose lottery. On Sunday, I logged on to the Maine website, went to lottery results, hit “W” and there it was: Robert Washburn has been drawn. … 0

Hunters Corner: Northern N.H. an outdoorsman’s playground

Sunday, June 16, 2013

In Horace Greeley’s day, the word was: Go west, young man, go west. If there was a modern day Horace Greeley viewing recreational opportunities in New Hampshire, the operative advice would be: Go north, young man, go north. First, Second and Third Connecticut Lakes along with Lake Francis … 0

Time to try your luck in the moose lottery

Sunday, June 9, 2013

We are heading into moose lottery season. On Saturday, Maine will be holding its moose lottery with the results going on line later in the day. New Hampshire will hold its lottery on June 21 at Fish and Game Headquarters. The results also will be posted online. Recently, … 0

It’s all in the flies at the Winni Derby

Sunday, June 2, 2013

I have been fishing in the Winni Derby more years than I would like to admit. I stared when Big Ed had a camp on Saunders Bay and a group of us would congregate for a weekend of … 1

Hunters Corner: Keeping an eye out for turkeys

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Turkey broods will soon be appearing, and Fish and Game is requesting your help in tracking them in New Hampshire this spring and summer. If you happen to observe groups of turkeys with young between May 15 and Aug. 31, report your sightings to Fish and Game at … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Still time to try your luck at the moose lottery

Sunday, May 12, 2013

If you haven’t entered the Maine Moose lottery, you have until Tuesday to do it online. I got mine in this past week. The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose lottery is May 31. Moose application deadline for Vermont is months away, so you can wait to … 0

Hunter’s Corner: On the hunt for turkeys

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Last weekend was nothing short of incredible. Trout fishing, youth turkey weekend hunting … it just doesn’t get any better. The first pair of turkey hunters I ran into where a pair of proud fathers whose sons had taken a 19-pound and a 17-pound turkey. There where a … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Time for outdoor activities to take off

Sunday, April 28, 2013

This past week all of my busy indoor activities subsided and anticipated outdoor activities are going to pick up in tempo. As a result, Ranee and I took off for two days to stay at the Dancing Bear Guest House in Shelburne Falls, Mass. Shelburne Falls is across … 0