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4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Loon Preservation Committee Aug. 18

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, August 18, the Loon Preservation Committee will host the 4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament at Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough.

Senator Johnson was a champion of many worthy causes, including the environment and loons, and an active member of the Loon Preservation Committee Board from 1998 until his passing in 2010. Prime Tournament Sponsors are Advanced Land Surveying Consultants, Mill Falls at the Lake and Overhead Door Options, all of Meredith.

The tournament is open to the public with pre-registration required by August 11. Scramble format with teams of four and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. is followed by lunch and awards. Top prizes include $10,000 for a hole-in-one, courtesy of Paugus Bay Marina. First, second and third place team prizes will be awarded as well as longest drive and closest to pin. A putting contest and exclusive raffle will also be held.

To pre-register, become a Hole Sponsor, or learn more about the tournament contact the Loon Preservation Committee at 603-476-5666, or visit their website at www.loon.org.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Loon Preservation Committee and its work to protect loons and their habitats in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:58

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Free workshop on ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting

HOLDERNESS -- A free workshop on ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

The session will be led by grouse hunting enthusiasts/hunter education instructors Sean Williamson and Dan Keleher. Also Andrew Weik, the Northeast biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, will give a presentation on ruffed grouse and woodcock and their habitat needs.

The workshop covers the basic skills needed for the pursuit of these challenging birds. Participants also will learn about grouse behavior, hunting safety issues, hunting with or without dogs, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, shotgun and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable hunt and recipes for grouse.

Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 603-536-3954.

Grouse hunting season in New Hampshire opens Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, with a daily bag limit of four birds. Woodcock season opens Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14. To learn more about small game hunting in New Hampshire, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_small_game.htm.

For more information about the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, and directions to the center, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Educational activities at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.

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Waterski Boat Classic is Aug. 10 on Lake Opechee

LACONIA — The 3rd Lakes Region Waterski Boat Classic will take place on Lake Opechee on Sunday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day will involve an on the water gathering of vintage ski race and tow boats at The Point portion of Opechee park. Winnisquam Marine will again be offering free boat rides to the public. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Mike Testa State Farm Insurance in Laconia. 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:31

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Loon Center Hosting program on remarkable Osprey migrations

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will host a program "Tracking Ospreys from NH to South America" on Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Iain MacLeod, executive director of the Science Center of New Hampshire in Holderness will describe Project Osprey Track,
a multi-year project using GPS tracker to follow ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America.  Hear the amazing and sometimes tragic stories of ten ospreys including Art, who traveled 5,000 miles to his winter home in Brazil.
Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August.  All programs are free admission.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:16

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