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September 20, 2012

SPORTS BRIEFS

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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.

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