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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

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

Hunter’s Corner: Plenty of changes in ice fishing

Sunday, January 27, 2013

If you missed Dave Genz’s ice fishing seminar, you missed a beauty. Genz hails from Minnesota, Land of a Thousand Lakes, and until recently had a limit of one line per angler. It was recently changed to two. … 0

Hunter’s Corner: A return to winter and a hunt for shed antlers

Sunday, January 20, 2013

We interrupt the unscheduled January thaw to return you to winter. From a home heating oil consumption perspective, the thaw was fabulous. From a recreational standpoint, it was a disaster. The consumptive and non-consumptive recreational opportunities play a … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Safety tips for ice fishing

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Is there a connection between carpentry rules and ice fishing rules? There is in my way of thinking. The first rule of carpentry is to measure twice and cut once. The first rule of ice fishing is to … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Resolve to upgrade your deer rifle

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Welcome to 2013. If you are thinking about making some resolutions besides exercise more and lose some weight, it might be a good year to upgrade your deer rifle. My optimum deer rifle is light in weight, tack driving accurate, low in recoil and, using premium ammunition, delivers … 0

Hunters Corner: Fishing derby not just for trout anymore

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It is game on for the 34th annual Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby, to be held Feb. 9-10, and the Derby has undergone a major change for 2013: It is no longer a tagged rainbow trout derby. There have always been other species eligible for prizes, but the … 0

Hunter’s Corner: A partridge in a Boscawen barn

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A friend of mine who lives in Boscawen has been curious about an unusual bird that has been hanging around his barn. It is not native to the area. After consulting with a Fish and Game wildlife biologist, … 0

Weather makes arrival

Sunday, December 9, 2012

To all those who did not appreciate the snow a week ago Saturday, I apologize. It was my fault. Having watched the weather trends, I began lighting snow candles on Thursday evening and they worked. I was able to alter where I was hunting in one piece and … 0