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March 20, 2014

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Learn fly-fishing at library

SALEM — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several Introduction to Fly Fishing classes that are open to the public. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

Classes are open to anyone, however, those age 16 and under are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to register early to reserve your space; class size is limited.

There will be a class at Kelley Library on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register through the library at salem.lib.nh.us.

See turkeys? Count quickly

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds wildlife watchers to report sightings of winter wild turkey flocks at the department’s online survey at wildnh.com/turkeysurvey.

Turkeys often gather in large, highly visible flocks during the winter. Report any turkeys observed through March 31. Do not report multiple sightings of the same flock.

The winter flock survey bolsters Fish and Game’s understanding of the abundance and distribution of turkeys during New Hampshire’s challenging winter months. It helps fill in the gaps in Fish and Game’s existing winter flock data collection efforts. Knowledge of the status of wintering turkeys is particularly important in New Hampshire, because severe winter weather and limited natural food supplies can present serious challenges for wild turkeys.

New Hampshire has an estimated 45,000 wild turkeys. Wild turkeys had disappeared from New Hampshire by the mid-1800s because of unregulated harvest and habitat loss from extensive land clearing. Their recovery in the state began with the successful reintroduction of 25 turkeys by N.H. Fish and Game in 1975.

Learn how to process big game

HOLDERNESS — Learn how you can process your own big game animal, from field to freezer, at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, April 5.

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