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January 2, 2014

Learn to hunt snowshoe hare

HOLDERNESS — Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 536-3954.

At the workshop, Edward Vien, President of the N.H. Beagle Club and a volunteer Hunter Education instructor, along with Bob Drozdowski, Adam Gauthier, Larry Williams and John Fletcher, will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire’s finest small-game hunting experiences — hare hunting with beagles.

The workshop will cover topics such as snowshoe hares and where to find them, dogs and their needs and training, equipment, safety considerations, where to find information on hare and rabbit hunting, and clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting.

The instructors have many years of experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions.

Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to go outside. The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom, and then the class moves outside, where the dogs will show their stuff! Note that this workshop does not include lunch.

For more information on Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit HuntNH.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit HuntNH.com.

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