Tom Flynn: (603) 536-3954
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
February 2, 2009

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop -- March 7 in Holderness

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.  The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954.

At the workshop, Fish and Game Hunter Education volunteer instructors Edward Vien and Larry Williams, along with their longtime hare-hunting companion Roger Eastman, will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire's finest small-game hunting experiences -- hare hunting with beagles.

The workshop will cover topics such as snowshoe hares and where to find them, equipment needs, dogs and their needs and training, safety considerations, where to find information on hare and rabbit hunting and clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting.  The instructors have many years of experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions.

Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to go outside.  The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom, and then the class moves outside, where the dogs will show their stuff!  If you have snowshoes, please bring them, since we may be walking in deep snow.  Note that this workshop does not include lunch.

For more information on Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit

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