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CONCORD — Saturday, June 2, will be this year's annual Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in the state — freshwater or saltwater — without a fishing license. Plan to get out and enjoy the day fishing with your family and friends. Both state resident…

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department's Tuesday spring hikes will continue with a hike up West Rattlesnake in Holderness on May 22. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall before departing for the hike. There is no cost for this program, but all interested…

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department's Tuesday morning hikes will continue on May 15 at Weeks Woods in Gilford and May 22 at West Rattlesnake in Holderness. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall before departing for the hike. There is no cost for this p…

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HOLDERNESS — New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, which will take place September 7-9 at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. Women interested in participating in the fall Becoming an Outdoorswoman weekend workshop can take advantage of of a thr…

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They came from Australia, Hawaii, South Korea and even Nashua to visit our cows and pigs.  We even had visitors from Vietnam; all places I have never been to except Nashua.  Most stayed a night, some longer and while here they visited with "house pig" Tazzy, rode a cow and shared stories.  I…

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CONCORD — N.H. Fish and Game Turkey Biologist Ted Walski predicts a possible record harvest in this year's 2018 spring gobbler season. The spring turkey hunt opened May 3, and runs through May 31, statewide. About 20,000 people hunt turkey in New Hampshire, out of a total of approximately 60…

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a four-week session of Olympic Archery instruction, to be led by certified archery instructors from Archery In Motion. This program will be held on Tuesday afternoon/evenings from July 10–July 31 at the Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink.

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MEREDITH — For those interested in taking advantage of the warmer weather to get outside, Meredith Library offers a number of passes for museums and outdoor adventure destinations. For the first time, the library is making available the New Hampshire State Parks pass. The pass is valid for t…

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TILTON — Last week, I told you that the Upper Winnipesaukee from Shaker Road just off Route 140 on the Tilton/Northfield just east of I-93 in Tilton down to Riverfront Park in downtown Tilton was just about the perfect river for introducing a newbie whitewater paddler to flowing water. I als…

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The caller spoke with a slight twang, perhaps a Southern accent? "How much would a truckload of composted cow manure cost? I need it for my lawn," he asked. He liked the price I quoted and then asked where we were located. The caller didn't seem to recognize Loudon, and when I asked his loca…

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CONCORD — Fishing in New Hampshire's designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens on Sunday, April 28. Fishing is allowed through Oct. 15. A few ponds managed under wild trout regulations are open only through Labor Day. These waters are managed specifically for trout and offer an…

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The cows charged down the hill, lining up along the gate in anticipation as the white delivery truck pulled into the barnyard. The chickens joined them, and all waited for the doors to open and scatter treats out on the ground.

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