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September 16, 2010
Free Talk Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 7 p.m.: Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics
CONCORD, N.H. – Ready to learn how to bag that Thanksgiving turkey? Come to a free talk on Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. The session is part of Fish and Game's fall series of Tuesday evening hunting talks that continue through September. No pre-registration is required. Just show up and enjoy the talk. Questions welcome!
Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics will feature Frank Parks, of Cornish, N.H., an avid turkey hunter and a current board member and two-term past President of the N.H. State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Parks also is a registered N.H. hunting guide and a board member for the Sullivan County Sportsman's Association. At the talk, he will share tips and techniques for the fall turkey hunting shotgun season – and how fall hunting differs from spring hunting. He'll demonstrate turkey calls, provide a refresher on turkey hunting safety, and tackle turkey hunting questions from the audience. The information will also be useful for archery turkey hunters.
This is shaping up to be a good fall for turkey hunters in New Hampshire. Spring and summer saw sunny hatching weather early on, resulting in many turkey broods with good numbers of young, according to Fish and Game turkey biologist Ted Walski.
New Hampshire has a five-day fall shotgun turkey season from October 11 – 15, 2010 (Monday through Friday) in certain Wildlife Management Units, which has been expanded this year to include most of the southern part of the state. The new units include all of the towns in Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and most of Carroll County.
New Hampshire also offers a long archery season for turkey that got underway September 15 and lasts through December 15 (statewide except closed in WMU A in northernmost New Hampshire).
More information on fall turkey hunting in New Hampshire, including licensing requirements and a map of the expanded areas for the 5-day fall shotgun turkey hunt, is available on the Fish and Game website at www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_turkey.htm.
The evening hunting talks at Fish and Game are intended to help hunters prepare for a successful fall season. The final topic in the series will be an all-new talk on Scouting and Hunting Strategies for Whitetail Deer on September 28, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Visit www.huntnh.com.
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