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.