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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: 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

Hunter’s Corner: With spring comes talk of deer and moose

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 3 already and I am totally psyched. Next Sunday will be the first day of daylight-saving time. The first day of spring is 17 days away. March 1 began a 15-day crow season. March and April are … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Trail cams let hunters track their deer

Sunday, February 24, 2013

One of the tools deer hunters are currently using before, during and after the hunt is the trail camera. The key to a better trail camera is in the number of mega-pixels it has. From what I have … 8

Hunter’s Corner: Derby changes for the better

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby under the new format is a fading memory for most. As for me, I got weathered out. My game plan was to fish with longtime fishing and hunting buddy Bill on Saturday, … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Getting wild at Barry Conservation Camp

Saturday, February 9, 2013

An amazing metamorphism has been taking place at Barry Conservation Camp the past few years. Generous contributions of money, labor and materials have transformed a declining facility into a shining star. 2012 was a transitional year where campers … 2

Hunter’s Corner: Bait’s the easy part, landing a fish not so much

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Last Sunday was a great day for ice fishing. Getting bait was a simple task. Go west on Clinton Street and just after the I-89 underpass take a left at the blinking light and take your next left. … 0