Sean Williamson, (603) 536-1290
Jane Vachon, (603) 271-3211
July 17, 2006
Free Clinic on Crow Hunting Offered
HOLDERNESS, N.H. - Just in time for the fall crow hunting season, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is offering hunters a free workshop on Crow Hunting: The Forgotten Pastime on Saturday, August 5, 2006, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. The seminar will be led by crow hunting enthusiast and hunter education instructor Pete Lester. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call Sean Williamson or Patty Marcum at (603) 536-1290.
The crow-hunting workshop covers the basic pursuit of these challenging birds, from the use of a mouth call to high-tech electronic calling and decoying. Participants also will learn about crow behavior, crow-hunting safety issues, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, set-up location, shotgun and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable hunt and what to do with them after the hunt. The session will include a shooting component using Owl Brook's remote-controlled target throwers to simulate field shooting conditions.
Crow hunting has a split season in New Hampshire. It opens August 15 and runs through November 30; in addition, there is a short spring season from March 16-31.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.
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