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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 …

Hunter’s Corner: Voice your opinion on waterfowl hunting season

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fish and Game will be holding a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2013 waterfowl hunting season on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive. Comments at the meeting will be considered in finalizing New Hampshire’s 2013 …

Hunter’s Corner: Last chances for the moose hunt

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thursday is the last moose lottery for the Northeast in Vermont, but this is not your last chance. The Wildlife Foundation of New Hampshire has an Aug. 9 deadline for its auction. Five moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the foundation. The highest …

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 …

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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 …

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. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …