Mark Beauchense: (603) 271-3211
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 or 271-5619
August 20, 2007
Free Evening Hunting Talks at N.H. Fish and Game August 29 - September 26
CONCORD, N.H. -- Get the inside scoop on hunting from New Hampshire Fish and Game staff and local hunting experts at a series of free evening talks from August 29 through September 26, 2007, at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. The talks will be from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. No pre-registration is required.
"This is a great chance to get primed for fall hunting by hearing directly from N.H. Hunting Guides and Fish and Game biologists as they share their knowledge of the habits of New Hampshire's great game animals and tactics for pursuing them," said Mark Beauchense, Advertising and Promotions coordinator for Fish and Game and avid hunter.
August 29 -- Whitetail insights. New Hampshire's new state record buck holder John Klucky will share his knowledge and insight on successful tactics for finding deer, including scouting and patterning this year's buck. You'll hear how a simple ride for an ice-cream can turn into a scouting mission, and of course a hunting tale or two, including the day of his record buck. Klucky will be joined by N.H. Fish and Game deer biologist Kent Gustafson, with the latest information on the state of New Hampshire's deer herd. Find out why scientists are saying that it is the best of times for Granite State hunters.
September 5 -- Ducks 101. Find out how rewarding waterfowl hunting in New Hampshire can be! Learn the basics of calling ducks and geese, decoy setup, duck identification, retriever training, basic use of a dog, necessary equipment and game preparation from Buck-Gardener Calls pro-staff member and avid waterfowler Ray Jackson along with N.H. Hunting Guide Garret Booth. The session will go over methods of hunting, such as field and water hunting, in addition to pass and jump shooting. Jackson has pursued waterfowl for more than 30 years and enjoys bringing waterfowl hunting to new hunters and children. Booth is a licensed N.H. Hunting Guide and owns Grey's Outfitting, a guiding service based in southern New Hampshire. For fifteen years, Booth has guided both upland and waterfowl hunts, as well as training hunting dogs.
September 12 -- Bird dog basics. Explore puppy basics to finished hunting dogs, with David Trahan of On Point Kennel. Trahan will cover the finer points of the "whoa" command, "steady to flush" and retrieval, demonstrating with his newest canine companion, along with his seasoned hunting partner. Topics include flushing dogs and pointing dogs. Trahan runs a business selling versatile premium-quality dog training equipment. He works the dogs every day, using the equipment they sell; he also provides training for hunting dogs.
September 19 -- After the shot. Successful tracking depends on being prepared for any situation. Join local hunter and Blue Star representative Don Boisvert, as he shares his family knowledge, skills and tools for tracking downed game. Try out the latest in hi-tech tracking technology, including tools to help recover a wounded animal. You'll have to see it to believe it.
September 26 - Wild turkey habits and fall hunting tactics. N.H. Hunting Guide John Asseng shares some tried-and-true tactics for fall turkey pursuits. He has years of experience with the "second season" for turkeys, since he has hunted spring and fall turkeys in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 15 years. Asseng is the president of the New Hampshire Guides' Association, and also works as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger. He spends countless hours in the woods chasing various quarry, but his love for eastern turkey hunting still tops his list. N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Mark Ellingwood is equally enthusiastic about turkey hunting, and brings a vast knowledge of the habits and habitats of this wonderful game bird. Together, these two experts can provide you with a valuable edge if you decide to tackle the tough, but rewarding pursuit of New Hampshire's fall turkeys.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.
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