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August 9, 2012

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---- — Visit Londonderry

Fish and Game Club

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Fish and Game Club is holding its Annual Open House on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., regardless of the weather.

The public is invited to see all the club has to offer.

The Archery Range will be open with foam targets at distances up to 50 yards. There are still trout in the pond. Fishing requires appropriate New Hampshire licenses.

A supervised .22 range is available for beginners and youth using the club’s .22 rifles and ammunition. Likewise, a loaner shotgun and ammunition will be available on the shotgun range. There is a nominal charge for ammunition and clay birds.

Range rules, restrictions and club rules apply on all ranges and club property. All the ranges and facilities are available for use with supervision by experienced range officers. This is an excellent opportunity to get sighted-in before hunting season, get in some practice with a favorite firearm or learn about the tradition of target, skeet and archery shooting.

All non-club members must sign a waiver for all members in their party to participate. For those under 18, a guardian is required.

To get to the club, take Route 3A to Albuquerque Road, then left onto Brenton, right onto Burgess and left onto Lund. Find the entrance at 5 Lund St, Litchfield. Follow the Londonderry Fish & Game signs. For more information, visit LondonderryFishandGameClub.com or email stevec1280@aol.com.

So, you think you can ref?

HUDSON — The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Metro Board 117 is seeking interested basketball officials for its entry-level apprentice program.

Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Alvirne High School in Hudson. Classes will run on consecutive Mondays, culminating in a written test in November and floor test in February.

Successful candidates will be certified by IAABO and eligible to referee high school basketball games in New Hampshire. Interested individuals should contact Dennis Murphy at 432-5533 or by email to murphy.dennis.j@gmail.com. The cost of the school is $125, which includes a rule book, instruction and computer software.

Take a class and be

safe on the water

The Department of Safety, Boating Education is offering the boating education course to the public at the following locations. There is a $30, nonrefundable fee per person for the class. Because of the limited seating, pre-registration is required. Call 267-7256 or (888) 254-2125 to pre-register.

There is still room in the following full-day Saturday sessions. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 11: Winnisquam Marine, Belmont; Concord DOS, Concord; Moultonborough Police Department, Moultonborough; Ossipee Town Hall, Ossipee; Windham Fire Department, Windham; Aug. 18: Concord DOS, Concord; Moultonborough Police Department, Moultonborough; Aug. 25: Moultonborough Police Department, Moultonborough.

Public meeting is all about waterfowl hunting

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public meeting on proposed season dates and bag limits for the 2012 waterfowl hunting season on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive. Comments at the meeting will be considered in finalizing New Hampshire’s 2012 waterfowl season dates.

I”If the severe drought continues and moisture does not return to the prairies and potholes of the Midwest this fall and winter, then hunters need to anticipate potential changes to seasons next year,” state waterfowl biologist Edward Robinson said. “The good news is that waterfowl populations are in good shape this year, and federal frameworks will allow for liberal waterfowl seasons in 2012.”

New Hampshire’s proposed waterfowl season is very much like last year’s. N.H. Fish and Game is proposing a 60-day duck season with a six-bird daily limit, and a 60-day Canada goose season with a two-bird daily limit.

Fish and Game also recommends continuing split seasons, including both ducks and Canada geese. This year, there will also be a straight season proposed in the new Northern Zone, where marshes and ponds tend to freeze over earlier.