DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 8, 2012

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Meet two Celtics

in Derry Nov. 27

DERRY — Jared Sullinger, the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick, and forward Jeff Green will sign autographs at the SportsZone, 7 A St., on Nov. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Autograph prices range from $20 to $60.

To buy tickets, visit Newenglandpicture.com.

Forest service

waives day-use fees

CAMPTON — The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. The White Mountain National Forest will waive all day-use fees that weekend.

Day use fees will be waived across the White Mountain National Forest, however ,fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations and activities offered by concessionaires.

Love to fish?

Help teach others

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program is in need of avid anglers looking to give back to their community and share their love of fishing. The program needs volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.

Registration has opened for instructor training sessions, a requirement for becoming certified as a Let’s Go Fishing instructor. Training is free.

To sign up, print and return an application form from fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_volunteers.htm, or call 271-3212 or email aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov. Applications must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 21, to reserve a spot in the trainings.

Those being certified must attend both an overview training session and at least one specialty training class. The overview session will cover the ins and outs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department and the Let’s Go Fishing program, as well teaching practices and principles.

The specialty sessions focus on the specific programs presented —ice fishing, fly fishing, or basic fishing; these are hands-on experiences where prospective instructors are put through an abbreviated “real life” Let’s Go Fishing course. Topics covered include ethics, pond ecology, rules and regulations, equipment and safety.

Instructors must attend the specialty training session for each course topic they wish to teach.

The Let’s Go Fishing program will hold the first half of the two-part certification training for new fishing instructors on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness. Lunch is provided. This class is required for all new instructors.

All instructors also must attend the second half of the certification training for the specific type of course they will be teaching, as listed below. These training sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Holderness. Lunch is provided.

The second-half training includes: Basic Fishing, Dec. 2; Ice Fishing, Jan. 12; and Fly Fishing, Jan. 13.

Gun raffle ticket

sale ends soon

CONCORD – Tickets for the 30/30 gun raffle benefiting Conservation Law Enforcement activities of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department are now available only at the Barn Store of New England on Route 4 in Salisbury. Thirty guns are being raffled off, one each day in November.

Tickets are $40 each and will continue to be sold through Nov. 15. Tickets may no longer be purchased on the website nor at the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Check for winning numbers being posted daily at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire’s website, nhwildlifefoundation.org. The raffle is sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

The list of firearms includes a Browning x-bolt hunt, Beretta PX4, Henry H004 Golden Boy, Ruger LCR-22, and the Ruger American. A full list of the firearms, along with official raffle rules, can be viewed at nhwildlifefoundation.org.

Proceeds from the raffle will be managed as grant awards to Fish and Game’s Law Enforcement Division, benefitting critical programs such as hikeSafe, Operation Game Thief and the Conservation Canine Search and Rescue Program.