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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. 

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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.

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American Legion Auxiliary will be open for business at Gilmanton Old Home Day

GILMANTON — On August 9, the Gilmanton American Legion Auxiliary, Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit 102 ,ll be "Open For Business" at Gilmanton's 116th Old Home Day.

The auxiiary invites people to enjoy home-made food delights and sign their guest book in which they'll find old friends from near and far.

There will also be a raffle. First prize is a basket filled to the brim with home goods to complement and "comfortize" your home. Second prize is a beautiful hand-crafted afghan. This year's colors are a blend of variegated grays resulting in a very beautiful and warm accent. For a third prize this year, the Auxiliary is very pleased to offer a hand-painted Lupine Tea Set. Visitors can view the progress on our Veterans at Rest in Gilmanton project. All Veterans should receive the honor of recognition for their service and this honor should extend to their final resting place. This project will record Veteran burials within the community so that the Gilmanton Legion may place an American Flag at the grave each spring. Since public records on veteran burials are incomplete, we are asking the public to share information with us on Veterans buried in Gilmanton, both recent and older burials, including name, burial location and other relevant information that may be available.


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