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February 13, 2014

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---- — Climate change the topic at Fish and Game’s talk Feb. 19

CONCORD — Learn more about climate change at a free talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.

No pre-registration is necessary. Fish and Game is presenting the session in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation.

Three biologists will team up to discuss up-and-coming wildlife issues, from moose to birds.

NH Fish and Game moose biologist Kris Rines will explain the interesting challenges the state’smoose are facing and give an update on the current large-scale moose study occurring in northern New Hampshire.

N.H. Audubon biologist Pam Hunt will discuss trends in bird movement, including which birds are on the rebound, and which are declining throughout the state.

NH Fish and Game biologist Emily Preston will talk about the recent release of N.H. Fish and Game’s Climate Adaptation Plan.

University of New Hampshire Cooperative-Extension’s Alyson Eberhardt, a coastal ecosystems specialist, will present the interesting aspect of impacts to seasonal patterns and how to collect data to help scientists learn more.

Youngsville seeks baseball players

Youngsville will be holding signups for the upcoming season at Avalanche Screenprinting, 78 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Directions are posted on youngsvillebaseball.org.

Online sign-up is available on the website.

Youngsville is a member of the Cal Ripken baseball organization.

It offers four divisions of baseball for 4- to 12-year-olds who must be team age by May 1, 2014. AAU players are also welcomed.

Eligibility is for residents of these towns: Manchester, Auburn, Allenstown, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Deerfield, Raymond 70-foot baseball, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett and Pembroke.

Sign up quickly for bowhunting class

CONCORD — Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses are underway around the state, so get set for the 2014 spring gobbler season and more by logging onto the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website to sign up for a class.

New this year, the Hunter Education class also covers bowhunting. If you took hunter education prior to Jan. 1, 2014, you must take the separate bowhunter education course — or the new combined course — in order to purchase an archery license. Bowhunter-only education courses will continue to be offered only for the 2014 calendar year.

“We urge people to try to get your course in early in the year, especially if you want to go turkey hunting in May,” hunter education coordinator Josh Mackay said. “Don’t delay, because spring classes and online field days are filling up fast. We are constantly adding courses to the schedule. If you don’t see one in your area check back often.”

To sign up for a class, visithuntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm. Under “Find A Class,” click on the link for traditional hunter/bowhunter education, online hunter education or traditional bowhunter education courses. Scroll down and use the calendar search engine to find classes.

Once you find a class, simply click on the event to preview all the details about the course and register. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. If you need help using the online system, call the Hunter Education office at 271-3214.

To accommodate the increasing number of people taking the online Hunter Education course, the program will offer additional field days this year.

Those taking Hunter Education online must complete their testing and hands-on requirements at a structured field day event.

Enter the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery now

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s 2014 moose hunt lottery is now open. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents, $25 for nonresidents. The odds of being selected in last year’s lottery were 1 in 35 for New Hampshire residents and 1 in 121 for nonresidents.

To enter, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm; enter online or print out a mail-in application, or buy one in person from any Fish and Game license agent or at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.