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Hunter’s Corner: Youth deer hunting weekend promises to form lasting bonds

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Hampshire Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is slated for next Saturday and Sunday. This special weekend gives kids age 15 or younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. The adult hunter must be licensed and may not carry a firearm or bow. The object of the hunt is to introduce the young hunter to deer hunting …

Hunter’s Corner: Fall shotgun turkey season around the corner

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The next special season coming up is the fall shotgun turkey season, which runs from Oct. 13-17. There are several key differences between the spring season and the fall season. The fall season is an either-sex season and the shooting hours are a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset, and it is open in all wildlife management units except …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …