DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 24, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Londonderry’s Bedell scores for Purple Knights

A Londonderry resident is making her mark on the St. Michael’s College field hockey team.

The team went 2-0 last week, winning against Franklin Pierce University, 4-0, and then beating Assumption College, 2-1, in overtime on Saturday.

The Purple Knights extended their winning streak to three games with the victories.

Senior midfielder Courtney Bedell of Londonderry posted her first college goal against the Ravens.

Club schedules basketball tryouts Nov. 5 and Nov. 8

DERRY — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry is having seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball tryouts on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m.

Basketball tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade boys will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m.

It’s time for youth deer weekend Oct. 26-27

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, is the perfect time to take a youngster hunting. This special weekend gives young people age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters.

Accompanying adults must be licensed hunters and are not allowed to carry a firearm.

Prospects for this year’s youth season are good, according to Dan Bergeron, Deer Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. New Hampshire’s deer population is healthy and will provide excellent opportunities. In 2012, young hunters took 388 deer during the youth weekend.

Hunting can also help youngsters learn about the environment, conservation, tradition and ethics, Bergeron said.

New Hampshire has offered a special youth deer hunt since 1999. Nonresident youth may participate in New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend only if their state of residence allows New Hampshire youth to participate in its youth deer hunt.

For more about New Hampshire’s youth deer hunting weekend, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Youth_deer_wknd.htm.

For more information on deer hunting in New Hampshire, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_deer.htm.

Plan for 2014 and support wildlife with calendar

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has launched its 2014 New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Calendar, showcasing professional wildlife photography, wildlife watching tips and more.

The N.H. Fish & Wildlife Calendar is a New Hampshire-made product that inspires everyone to get connected to the great outdoors. Each month features fascinating professional photographs of native wildlife.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy another unique feature — handy New Hampshire season dates for hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. This year’s calendar also highlights year-round opportunities for adults and kids to “learn wild” in New Hampshire.

Calendars are available for $9.95 at wildnh.com/Shop/calendar.html (shipping is free for one to five calendars), or purchase in person at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Hand-written licenses will disappear soon

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is going electronic. Beginning with the 2014 license year, regular hunting and fishing licenses will be computer-generated and printed by the agent on regular paper, just as licenses purchased online or at Wal-Mart are done now.

More than half of hunting and fishing licenses sold in N.H. (53 percent) are currently purchased online or at stores that use an automated system.

When 2014 hunting and fishing licenses become available in mid-December, all Fish and Game license agents will be issuing hunting and fishing licenses via the automated system. Hand-written licenses will no longer be available after the 2013 license year ends.

One change under the new system is that, starting with the 2014 licenses, a $2 transaction fee will be charged per license form.

For more information about the upcoming move to electronic license sales, visit wildnh.com/POS.