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A captive coyote (Canis latrans) photographed at the Science Center in Holderness several years ago looks into the distance. Coyotes are considered wary and intelligent predators in the Northeast. A night hunting season runs January-March.

Hunter’s Corner: For winter hunting, try coyotes and rabbits

Sunday, January 25, 2015

So, it’s January and we just got a brief thaw, so what is available for the hunter? Unique to New Hampshire is a night hunting season for coyotes in January, February and March and not without restrictions. Lights may be used, except from a motor vehicle, snowmobile or OHRV. Coyote night hunters are restricted to shotguns, .22 rimfire, muzzleloaders or …

Hunter’s Corner: Ice fishermen rejoice as frigid temps help lakes and ponds freeze over

Sunday, January 11, 2015

This past week we experienced some typical winter temperatures to make ice. From an ice fisherman’s standpoint, there is good ice and bad ice. The good ice is the clear crystal ice. The bad ice is the “slush” ice or “snow ice” that has about 50 percent of the carrying capacity of good ice. Minnesota has two things going for it. First, it …

Hunter’s Corner: Breaking down 2014’s deer, bear, turkey and trout numbers

Sunday, December 28, 2014

One of the most exciting product rollouts came from Federal, a product by the name of the Trophy Copper Muzzleloader Bullet. The solid copper bullet was engineered to use its exclusive B.O.R. Lock MZ System, providing for outstanding accuracy in a non-sabot design that’s easy to load, scrubs fouling from the breech and ensures consistent bullet seating. The required loading force is about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …