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John Harrigan

John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: NH is eyeing Maine's bear hunting referendum

IF THE requisite 80,000 signatures are collected, and they will be, a referendum to ban almost all traditional methods of bear hunting will be on Maine's ballot this November.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: September is a special month

SEPTEMBER is a wonderful month for us here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Along with the summer-long occupation of our coastal waters by stripers, we usually have marauding schools of bluefish and a special resident Canada goose hunt that will keep us busy.

Stacey Cole

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Orioles, catbirds, robins line up for grape jelly

IN RECENT columns we have written about Hazel, the fledgling crow that was picked up a year ago by a long-time reader.

Animals

An adult loon stretches its wings while out fishing in the waters of Clement Pond in Hopkinton. The large diving bird is known for its distinctive plumage and its often eerie calls that echo across the water.

Slow growth for state's loon population

The head biologist and director of The Loon Preservation Committee reported a marginal increase to the state's loon population, but stressed that lead sinkers are still to blame for half of all loon fatalities.

Eight lives left: Utah cat revived after rescue from inside wall

He said a female appraiser working at the home in Layton, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, heard noises coming from behind a sheetrock wall and made a hole to rescue the cat.

Outdoors

NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 26

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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Fish & Game gets bat disease grant

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New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials will receive a $20,500 grant from the federal government to support efforts to combat a disease that has killed millions of bats across the country, 1st District Congressman Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, announced.

More than 250 people attended a hearing Tuesday night on Mount Sunapee's new five-year master plan.

Most who speak at public hearing favor Mount Sunapee plans

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Of the more than 250 people attending a hearing on Mount Sunapee's five-year Master Development Plan Tuesday night, the majority of speakers favored the plan.

Mark Race of Loudon works with Mike Sylvester, a Ruger volunteer, during an adaptive shooting clinic at the Monadnock Rod & Gun Club in Peterborough on Thursday.

Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports brings back adaptive shooting clinics

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After a successful pilot program last summer Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports has brought back its adaptive shooting clinics to the Monadnock Rod & Gun Club.

Derry to begin spraying program after mosquitoes test positive for EEE

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After two batches of mosquitoes recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), town officials said Friday they plan to begin a spraying program early next week.

Manchester’s fall Senior Walks schedule announced

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Manchester Police have released the fall Senior Walks schedule, with the first walk set for Sept. 8.

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