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John Harrigan

Missing moose, ancient glaciers and firewood

Back in the day, during the first several years of the new century, I could promise any guests at the South Hill Hilton (my house) that if they drove along Pittsburg's Moose Alley they were guaranteed seeing a moose, or as the kids would say, mooses galore.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Fond memories of waterfowl seasons

OPENING DAY of the waterfowl season, circa 1970s: The gabble of the ducks and geese was a great background for the almost-whisper talk being passed among three of the members of the Great Bay Waterfowl Association as they got to their very early morning chores of launching three layout boats and associated waterfowl gear and decoys being loaded in Brad Connor's 12-foot Boston Whaler power boat.

Stacey Cole

Nature Talks columnist Cheryl Kimball took photos of pokeweed growing around her property, including the early-stage cluster of fluffy white blossoms, left, and plump purple berries in the final stage.

Nature Talks: the invasive plant species strike again

JAPANESE KNOTWEED and I have done battle for many years.

Animals

Ari Goldenberg of Milton picked up his black rhinoceros head at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office in Concord on Monday.

Nabbed and then cleared by feds, NH man still intends to sell rhino trophy

A mounted rhinoceros head is back in the possession of a New Hampshire man — almost 2 1/2 years after federal agents confiscated it as evidence in an animal-trafficking case.

Although this moose wasn't shy about having its photo taken earlier this year on Route 26, just east of Dixville Notch, that kind of

Moose in NH: 'Like canaries in the coal mine'

Although their numbers are down in some parts of the state, there are still moose to be seen in New Hampshire, but they're increasingly headed inland, says a state wildlife biologist.

Outdoors

Rescued hiker fights bill in NH Supreme Court

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court will make the final ruling on whether a Michigan man who had to be rescued when he dislocated his artificial hip while hiking in Franconia Notch two years ago acted negligently.

Fall hikers throughout NH put on notice

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Planning a hike this fall? Be prepared - or prepare to pay if you need rescuing.

Hiker Responsibility Code to follow on each hike

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You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:
With knowledge and gear.

Dave Anderson's Forest Journal: Sawdust in their veins - NH's tree farmers

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There's sawdust in the veins of NH's Tree Farmers.

Invasive species leads to Rockingham County firewood quarantine

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A firewood quarantine will be in effect in Rockingham County and a small portion of Hillsborough County beginning on Oct. 9.

Penny Wheeler-Abbot and Jim Watkins, members of the newly-formed Chocorua Lake Conservancy, pose Saturday on the Chocorua Lake Road bridge in Tamworth. The bridge, whose sides feature a wooden lattice that alternates the letters NH, is a popular place for visitors to take in the iconic view of the lake and Mount Chocorua.

Conservation groups join forces to protect Chocorua Lake Basin

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After working complementarily for nearly 50 years, two nonprofit groups recently announced that they have merged to even better meet what is now their combined, singular mission to preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin.

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