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A pheasant is shown in a holding pen at Pine Ridge Farm in Ashford, Conn. Small game season opens in New Hampshire on Oct. 1. (AP Photo/John Spivey)

Hunter’s Corner: Thousands of pheasants stocked throughout the state

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yesterday started the countdown until the Oct. 1 small game season opener. Stocked pheasants always generate the most hunter activity at the release sites. This year, 12,260 pheasants will be released in all 10 counties with an average of 140 birds per 73 stocking sites in 50 towns. Stocking pheasants has been going on for more than 100 years and … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Preparing for fall hunting season

Sunday, September 7, 2014

As we inch forward toward the autumnal equinox, those who suggested that falls colors would be arriving early this year owing to some of the cooler temperatures this summer have been wrong so far. My appointment book lists the equinox falling on Sept. 22 at 10:29 p.m. My three wall calendars have it falling on Sept. 23. Equinox itself represents that point in … 1

Hunter’s Corner: Time to get your ‘Hunting and Trapping Digest’

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The 2014-15 New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest is now available. The cover is graced with a black lab-retrieved woodcock. It is quite a cover. All of the new law changes are listed in the digest. It is interesting to note that 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fish and Game. Executive Director Glenn Normandeau notes that in 1870, New … 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

Hunters Corner: Check out LHR’s new muzzleloader

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Hampshire has a rich and proud heritage in firearms production. One of the trend setters was the former Thompson-Center Arms formally of Rochester. Before the transforming revolution in muzzleloading rifles, there were only two in the beginning: Thompson-Center Arms and CVA, a Spanish manufacturer. The challenge of … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Dock closing, running for rabbits and discovering the outdoors

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I got a depressing email from Fish and Game about the Downing’s Landing boat access in Alton. It will be closed April 15-17 while structural engineers assess the condition of the dock to determine future repair needs. This is a smart play by Fish and Game to assure … 0

Hunters Corner: Fishing season gets under way

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 1 marked the opening of salmon and lake trout season. New Hampshire manages 15 lakes for landlocked salmon: Big Dan Hole Pond, First and Second Connecticut Lakes, Conway Lake, Lake Francis, Merrymeeting Lake, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Big and Little Squam Lakes, Sunapee Lake, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake … 0

Hunters Corner: April brings new wildlife movement

Saturday, March 30, 2013

It would appear that March came in like a lamb and went out like a lamb. The middle weeks could have been warmer, but so be it; March is gone. I find it ironic that Fish and Game … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Outdoor adventure lessons, for free

Sunday, March 24, 2013

First day of spring, check. Mud season, check. Cabin fever, double check. Fear not, the chemists at Fish and Game have come up with an elixir to cure the current doldrums. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at … 0

Hunter’s Corner: A full day of fun at the Sportsmen’s Banquet

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Trinity Baptist Church at 80 Clinton St. in Concord will be holding its ninth annual Sportsmen’s Banquet on Saturday. Over the years this has evolved into an all-afternoon event. At noon, Bob Wyatt will be teaching a … 0

Hunters Corner: Culling crows and other tidbits

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I suffered a senior moment in last week’s column when I wrote about the dates of the March crow season. The actual March crow season runs March 16-31. My apologies to the crows (not really). Crows are incredible … 0