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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 Hampshire was 50 percent forested with a … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Getting ready for waterfowl season

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fish and Game will be holding a public hearing on the proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2014 waterfowl hunting season on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters. Apparently, owing to the spring breeding waterfowl surveys, higher duck and goose populations as a result of snowmelt and … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Upcoming workshop a draw for grouse hunting enthusiasts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

You might think that we are in the lazy hazy days of summer. Temperature-wise we are right up there, but there are a lot of things happening that will have an impact on our fall activities. By mid-week last week there were 400 WMU M extra antler-less deer permits left to be purchased. With the two-permit requirement in effect this means that 200 … 0

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

Plenty of ducks, but none for the taking

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The night before Thanksgiving was predictably cold. The ponds that morning were mostly skimmed over with ice. Nevertheless, Robb and I continued with our plan to go duck hunting. Some ponds were more iced over than others. On a dirt road in Canterbury, we had a pileated woodpecker … 0

Getting a big one, hunting for the bigger one

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Every year Bruce and Steve take off to hunt deer in the remote northern Maine woods. The camp they stay at is 60 miles from the nearest convenience store. In this part of Maine, deer numbers are low, but when you get one, it is usually a big … 0