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January 2, 2014

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Become certified for wildlife control

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Wildlife Control Operators (WCO) training class, offered once a year, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no charge for the one-day class, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit wildnh.com/Wildlife/wildlife_control_ops_class.htm and download a print-and-mail registration form. You can also request a registration form by calling 271-2461 or emailing wildlife@wildlife.nh.gov.

Participants must be present by 8:15 a.m.; late arrivals will be denied certification.

The course is presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the New Hampshire Trappers Association, and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services.

A Wildlife Control Operator license is required for anyone planning to provide commercial nuisance wildlife control in New Hampshire, except for licensed trappers during the regulated trapping seasons. As part of the WCO licensing requirement, you must complete the day-long WCO class given once a year in Concord, as well as successfully completing a Fish and Game Trapper Education certification course.

The WCO training class includes presentations on the capture and handling of wildlife, humane and ethical concerns, relevant New Hampshire state laws and rules, federal rules covering certain species, wildlife diseases, best management practices and proper trapping techniques. For more information and a full agenda for the WCO class, visit wildnh.com/Wildlife/wildlife_control_ops_class.htm.

It’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

NORTH WOODSTOCK — During the month of January, Ski NH and its 33 member resorts will participate in a national program to introduce guests to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month is a program taking place across the United States that features special offers making it easy and affordable for people to learn to ski, snowboard, cross country ski or snowshoe, and for current skiers and snowboarders to enhance their skills by taking lessons from professional instructors.

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