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April 24, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS

Sign up soon for basketball camp

DERRY — The 2014 Boys Basketball Camp at Pinkerton Academy will be held in two, four-day sessions, July 7-10 and July 14-17.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

There are three age divisions: 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15.

The cost is $100 for one week, $200 for two weeks.

Applications are available at Derry parks and Recreation, school offices and online at pinkertonacademy.net, click on Athletics, Summer Camps, Boys Basketball and camp.

Call Coach Pete Rosinski at 437-5200, Ext. 4116.

It’s time for youth turkey hunt

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s 2014 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway. This year marks the ninth annual youth turkey hunt weekend in New Hampshire. During the 2013 youth weekend, young hunters took an impressive 590 turkeys, just over 13 percent of the total spring turkey harvest.

To participate in the special youth weekend turkey hunt, hunters must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not carry a firearm or bow and arrow. Youth hunters do not need a hunting license, but they must have a valid turkey permit ($16 resident, $31 nonresident). Accompanying adults must hold either a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license and a turkey permit.

See short video about turkey hunting in New Hampshire — and find lots more information — at huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_turkey.htm.

The special weekend provides youth and mentoring adults a quiet, noncompetitive time in the woods, where they can focus on safety, ethics, hunting methods and exploring the natural world.

“Nothing generates more compliments, letters of thanks, and photographs of proud parents and beaming kids, than our youth turkey weekend,” said Mark Ellingwood, Wildlife Division Chief for Fish and Game. “We take great pride and satisfaction in providing young people and mentoring adults with the opportunity to learn safe hunting practices, to put lean, healthy, natural food on their family table, and to enjoy the spellbinding wonders and beauty of New Hampshire’s spring woodlands.”

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