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Mark Beauchense: (603) 271-3211
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 or 271-5619
August 25, 2008

Free Evening Hunting Talks Offered in September

CONCORD, N.H. -- Get psyched for the upcoming hunting seasons at a series of free evening talks by area hunting experts and staff of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in September.  The sessions begin at 7 p.m.  This year they will be offered in various locations. No pre-registration is required. 

"This is a great chance to get primed for fall hunting by hearing 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 an avid hunter. "In response to demand, we will be offering these sessions in some new locations this year."

Tuesday, September 2 - Scouting and patterning this year's buck. Find out why it's the best of times for Granite State hunters. Session features New Hampshire's state record buck holder, John Klucky. Fish and Game Region 4 office, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, N.H. Klucky will share his knowledge and insights on successful tactics for finding deer, plus a hunting tale or two, including the story of the big buck.  N.H. Fish and Game deer biologist Kent Gustafson, will add the latest information on the state of New Hampshire's deer herd.

Tuesday, September 2 -- Upland bird hunting.   Garret Booth of Grey's Outfitting explores finding and understanding grouse cover, plus the finer points of bird dog work and training tactics.  N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Booth is a professional gun dog trainer working with pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds. He will talk about effective range for your dog, handling concerns, electronic collars, first aid for your dogs, how to find bird cover that holds birds, and scouting techniques, maps and online resources.

Tuesday, September 9 -- Fall turkey hunting tactics, with New Hampshire Registered Hunting Guide John Asseng. N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. N.H. Asseng has hunted spring and fall turkeys in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 15 years, and will share tried-and-true tactics for fall turkey pursuits. An accomplished turkey caller, Asseng also will demonstrate fall turkey calls.

Wednesday, September 17 - Scouting and patterning this year's buck. With New Hampshire's state record buck holder, John Klucky.  N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.  Klucky will share his knowledge and insights on successful tactics for finding deer, plus a hunting tale or two, including the story of the big buck. 

Tuesday, September 23 - Fall turkey hunting tactics, with New Hampshire Registered Hunting Guide John Asseng. Fish and Game Region 4 office, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, N.H. Asseng has hunted spring and fall turkeys in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 15 years and will share tried-and-true tactics for fall turkey pursuits. An accomplished turkey caller, Asseng also will demonstrate fall turkey calls.

Tuesday, September 30 - Sea Duck Hunting. Learn about hunting sea ducks and diver ducks in New Hampshire, with Buck-Gardner Game Calls pro-staff member Ray Jackson. Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H. Jackson is an avid waterfowl hunter who has pursued waterfowl for more than 30 years. He will cover equipment, decoys, bird identification, safety and game preparation. In covering these topics, he will explain several different methods of hunting these fast-flying ducks.

For more information on hunting in New Hampshire, and to purchase hunting licenses and permits online, CLICK HERE.

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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Directions to N.H. Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.:  Take exit 14 off Route I-93 in Concord; head east on Loudon Road; at top of hill, turn left onto Hazen Drive, follow signs to N.H. Fish and Game.

Directions to N.H. Fish and Game Region 4 Office, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, N.H.: From the north and northeast - Take Route 93 to Route 89 North to Route 9 West. Follow Route 9 to Keene. Take a right turn where Routes 9, 10 and 12 come together, continuing onto Route 9 West; you will see a sign for N.H. Dept. of Safety, N.H. Fish and Game, N.H. State Police and the Motor Vehicle Dept.  Turn right just past the Super 8 Motel, into the Monadnock Marketplace.  Take an immediate right behind the Super 8, into the State building complex. Fish and Game's Region 4 office is at the far end on the left. Park in the center of the lot in front of the Motor Vehicle Dept.  From other directions, visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Inside_FandG/Reg_Office_directions.htm.

Directions to the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H:  From I-95, Take exit 5 into Portsmouth Traffic Circle, then take Route 1 Bypass to Route 1 (Lafayette Road). Continue 2.5 miles through a series of 5 traffic lights; at the next stoplight (near Market Basket) turn left onto Elwyn Road. Take the first left (about 500 feet) into the Urban Forestry Center. From Route 4, travel east, across the General Sullivan Bridge, and take the Spaulding Turnpike south, past Pease International Tradeport; bear left into the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Follow directions from Circle.

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