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January 7, 2011

Hare hunting in Berlin NH - David O'Hearn photo

David O'Hearn photo: Hare hunting in Berlin, N.H.

Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop – Saturday, January 29, 2011, 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., on Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954.

Workshop presenters include Edward Vien and Larry Williams -- president and treasurer of the N.H. Beagle Club – Larry's son Thomas, and Bob Drozdowski, who is a past president of the N.H. Beagle Club, along with volunteer N.H. Fish and Game Hunter Education instructors.  Together, they will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire's finest small-game hunting experiences -- hare hunting with beagles.

The workshop will talk about 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!  Please note that this workshop does not include lunch.

For more information on Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit www.huntnh.com.

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