CONCORD — Opening day for New Hampshire's regular firearms deer season is November 13, a date anticipated with great enthusiasm by the state's 60,000 deer hunters.
The season runs through December 8 in most of the state, except in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) A in northern New Hampshire, where it closes December 1 (changes in season length remain in place in Wildlife Management Unit A as part of an effort to improve the buck age-structure of the northern deer herd).
The state's popular muzzleloader deer season gets underway on November 2 statewide and runs through November 12.
"For many New Englanders, the firearms deer season is a traditional opportunity to get together with family and friends, enjoy our bountiful resources and put meat in the freezer before winter," said Kent Gustafson, Wildlife Programs Supervisor for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
New Hampshire's archery deer season began September 15. As of October 20, a total of 2,518 deer had been taken by archers, an increase of 30% over the 2012 total at this point in the season.
According to Fish and Game Deer Project Leader Dan Bergeron, the harvest remains up significantly from 2009 and 2010, when the September archery season was bucks only, and is the highest in the last nine years. Reported registrations in most counties have increased toward or surpassed 2007 levels, when the state's second highest total deer kill occurred.
"The increase at this point in the season is likely the result of the mild winter in 2012-13 and favorable hunting conditions," said Bergeron. "The increased deer kill is likely to continue throughout the archery, youth, muzzleloader and regular firearm seasons as a result of higher deer survival and recruitment following two of the mildest winters on record during 2011-12 and 2012-13. Food abundance seems to be average this fall, with reports of certain crops being locally abundant."
Hunters with full freezers are reminded that the New Hampshire Food Bank is seeking donations of whole or processed deer. This venison provides a valuable source of meat for food banks around the state. For more information, call the food bank at 603-669-9725 x240 or visit http://www.nhfoodbank.org. The New Horizons Food Bank in Manchester also accepts game donations to help feed the hungry. To donate game meat to New Horizons, call 603-628-6133, x114.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:32
BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club monthly meeting in November is a workshop to make window sun catchers or a vase/candle shelter, using simple glass etching techniques.
The workshop will be at the Bristol Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 12, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person, payable at the workshop. The class size is limited to 15-17 people, and advance registration is required. To register, call Sue Lesperance, 1-603-217-0075.
Garden Club member Sally Harris, who will lead the workshop, says "No artistic experience is needed; just bring your creative spirit. Be prepared to amaze yourself." Sally has been a glass artist for 30 years and has a studio at Thirteen Heavens Glassworks on 4th St. In Bristol.
During the brief business meeting at the November workshop, members will have an opportunity to sign up for garden club responsibilities in 2014. The club depends on member participation in the many tasks that contribute to the fun and vitality of its meetings and contributions to the community.
The Pasquaney Garden Club is dedicated to education, conservation, and beautification in the Bristol community. Projects include speakers and workshops, field trips, and volunteer gardening in Bristol's public areas. The Pasquaney Garden Club is a member of NHFGC, Inc. District, Regional, and NGC, Inc.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:24
LACONIA — The Bank of New Hampshire will offer a business security seminar titled "Is Your Business Protected?"
The seminar is offered Tuesday, November 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center in Laconia or Thursday, November 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.
The seminar is being presented by Mainstay Technologies' CEO, Ryan Barton. Mainstay Technologies – named "2013 Business of the Year" by Business NH Magazine is an IT consulting and engineering firm, specializing in providing the services of a full IT department to businesses, nonprofits and municipalities throughout Northern New England. In addition to other accolades, Ryan was named "Young Professional of the Year" in NH's Rising Stars Awards and has been a frequent speaker and writer on IT security matters.
To register for the seminar, visit www.BankNH.com/Seminar. Space is limited.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:21
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery is gearing up for its third annual Artisan Fair opening on Friday, November 29. Regular open hours for the fair are Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. November 29-December 22, 2013.
Get a head start on holiday shopping when the Rey Center Gallery opens its doors to some of the area's most talented artisans featuring everything from handmade holiday ornaments to quilts; watercolors to hand made jewelry and scarves; melted glass to hand-painted signs and gift cards.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:16
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