---- — Alexander-Carr is open for winter fun
DERRY — Alexander-Carr Park and Lodge are now open for winter activities weather.
Snow permitting. Alexander-Carr Park is home to a wide variety of wintry activities. The park offers sledding on multiple slopes, a heated lodge with concession stand to warm up from the cold, plenty of parking, and a variety of activities and events that are sure to get the whole family involved.
Alexander-Carr Park is also the central location of Derry’s Frost Festival held each year in February. This year, the Frost Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16. Generally, the park is open Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It’s open additional days and times during holiday and school vacations. These times and dates are subject to change without notice, so contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at 432-6136 for an updated schedule of events.
Women, register soon for workshop
CONCORD — Registration opens Jan. 6 for the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 (snow date Sunday, Feb. 16), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.
A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. A brochure describing the workshop is currently available at nhbow.com.
If you are interested in attending Winter BOW, check the website http://www.nhbow.com a few days before registration opens on Jan. 6, and print out the registration form and mail it in right away. This program fills up quickly.
Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. Learn how to ice fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular Shoe and Shoot class (woodland target shooting on snowshoes).
New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (nhwf.org), a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.
Online licenses for 2014 are available
CONCORD — New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2014 are now available for purchase. Licenses are good for the calendar year, from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014. Purchase online at wildnh.com, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord, or from any Fish and Game license agent statewide.
For state residents, an annual freshwater fishing license is $35; the basic hunting license is $24.50; and a combination (hunting and freshwater fishing) license is $48.50. For nonresidents, annual freshwater fishing licenses are $53; hunting licenses, $105.50; and the combo license is $143.50.
Residents can buy a one-day freshwater fishing license for $10. Nonresidents can opt for one-, three- or seven-day freshwater fishing licenses. Coastal anglers need an $11 N.H. Saltwater Recreational Fishing License.
Beginning with the 2014 license year, regular hunting and fishing licenses will be computer-generated and printed by the agent on regular paper. For consumers buying from agents, the license-buying transaction will be faster and easier. A $2 transaction fee will be charged per license form.
For more information, and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming move to electronic license sales, visit wildnh.com/POS.
The new 2014 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing and Saltwater Fishing digests are available online at wildnh.com/pubs/fishing.html, or can be picked up at license agents or at the Fish and Game Department.