DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

September 20, 2012

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Former Astro runs for UNE

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — University of New England women’s cross-country runner Michaela Moran of Atkinson, a Pinkerton academy graduate, has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Co-Runner of the Week, as well as Rookie of the Week, for the period ending Sept. 9.

Moran came away victorious in her first career full-field race, completing the 5,110-meter course at the UNE Invitational in 20:40 to best the next closest finisher in the 125-runner pack by five seconds.

The Nor’easters placed second of 11 as a team; the University of Southern Maine claimed the team title.

Londonderry, get ready to run

LONDONDERRY — On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Londonderry elementary schools will be holding their 28th annual cross-country race. The rain date would be Wednesday, Oct. 17.

This year, organizers anticipate more than 175 fifth-grade participants and more than 200 fans.

The race will start at approximately 4 p.m. on the Londonderry High School track. There will be a separate race for boys and girls.

Check out the Owl Brook Center in Holderness

HOLDERNESS — Enjoy a fun family day with hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. The event is part of the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

Open House visitors will have a chance to try Owl Brook’s practice archery range and video-based interactive shooting simulator. Try out a Ruger shotgun at the shotgun range, and test your marksmanship on the center’s environmentally friendly rifle range. Bring your own equipment to try out the center’s 3-D woodland archery course.

Enjoy a tree stand safety seminar and trapping demos by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. Get a look inside the center’s old-time trapper’s cabin. To top off the fun, enjoy a free raffle and ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.

The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500 forested acres of land in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, hunter skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery course.

Hunters, watch what

you bring from New York

CONCORD — New Hampshire hunters hunting in New York this fall should be aware that it is illegal to transport the carcasses through Vermont or Massachusetts. While New York has been removed from New Hampshire’s list of Chronic Wasting Disease-positive jurisdictions, Massachusetts and Vermont have not done so.

New Hampshire hunters are warned that simply crossing these states with a deer carcass from New York remains a violation and could result in legal prosecution. As a consequence, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends that hunters continue past practices of deboning New York deer.

In light of the New York’s extensive sampling efforts and their decision to decommission the CWD Containment Area, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department determined that there was minimal remaining risk that CWD was still present and proposed that New York be removed from New Hampshire’s list of CWD-positive jurisdictions.

This change again allowed New Hampshire hunters who hunt in New York to bring their deer home as a field-dressed carcass without the requirement that only the deboned meat, hide and antlers could be brought back. This rule change was approved early this year and is now in effect for the fall of 2012.

However, regulations in Massachusetts and Vermont still prohibit the importation of deer carcasses from New York. Their regulations include the transport of New York killed deer carcasses through these states.

For more information, visit wildnh.com/Wildlife/CWD_QandA.htm.