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If bear hunting is your thing, consider a guided hunt in Pennsylvania. Last year, hunters bagged almost 20 percent of the state's estimated bear population.

Hunter’s Corner: Looking for bear? Pennsylvania’s a hot spot

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I received an interesting press release on the 2014 Pennsylvania bear harvest. I have always thought of Pennsylvania as a prime destination for the out-of-state whitetail hunter, but the black bear report put the Keystone state in a whole new category. There were 173,523 bear hunting licenses sold for the four-day regular bear season. The black bear population is estimated …

Hunter’s Corner: New drilling shotgun resembles trophy gun from World War II

Sunday, February 8, 2015

One of the most prized trophies World War II veterans brought back from the European Theater of Operations was a drilling combination shotgun rifle. These were three-barreled guns with two shotgun barrels mounted to a third rifle barrel. Chiappa firearms have come out with their own version of a drilling called the Triple Tom. The Triple Tom is two side-by-side 12-gauge barrels mounted …

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 …

Hunters Corner: Keeping an eye out for turkeys

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Turkey broods will soon be appearing, and Fish and Game is requesting your help in tracking them in New Hampshire this spring and summer. If you happen to observe groups of turkeys with young between May 15 and Aug. 31, report your sightings to Fish and Game at …

Hunter’s Corner: Still time to try your luck at the moose lottery

Sunday, May 12, 2013

If you haven’t entered the Maine Moose lottery, you have until Tuesday to do it online. I got mine in this past week. The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose lottery is May 31. Moose application deadline for Vermont is months away, so you can wait to …

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 …