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John Harrigan

Whiskey jacks and camp at Unknown Pond

In the backyard, right in view from the kitchen window, I maintain three bird feeders in the vainglorious hope that I can make a difference with small creatures, of the flying kind. These manage to fly in the worst of weather, in winds that would ground the 1st Airborne.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guide Lines: The wild life and times of a state conservation officer

Memories: A late-night call led to illegally trapped lobsters and one ultimately remorseful prankster

Nature Talks

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: 'Caliciopsis Canker' affecting NH white pines

PINE NEEDLE drop was on the mind of one of our Barrington readers. The letter, slightly edited, follows: “I am a life-long resident of New Hampshire. I was born and raised in Manchester and about 40 years ago I moved to the Barrington/Strafford area, across from the Rochester Reservoir. We have lots of wildlife, deer, bear, birds of prey and lots of other creatures.

Animals

One dog tale that had tongues wagging

What at first looked like a case of animal cruelty turned out to be an inspired ploy by a kid who just wanted a dog of her own.

Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Automatic spaying, neutering of mixed-breed dogs has a downside

I got a nearly incomprehensible email from a reader in response to my column two weeks ago, accusing me of being "breed-ist" and other "Hitlerian" ideas.

Outdoors

Jack Savage's Forest Journal: Howling in suburbia: Coyotes and the 'Beau Geste'

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In the pasture beyond our barn the coyote stands on the ridge in the moonlight, looking down into the corral. The horses, who will prance and snort in agitation at the sight of a single wild turkey, pay little attention.

NH's fishing industry staggered

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When the New England Fishery Management Council meets this week in Rhode Island, members hope to finalize a plan to rescue both an iconic species - Gulf of Maine cod - and those whose livelihoods have depended on it.

Last week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Helicopter search finds lost hunter in Deerfield

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A New Hampshire State Police helicopter crew is credited with finding a woman who became lost while hunting in the woods late Wednesday afternoon.

Regular firearms deer hunting season opens Wednesday

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Regular firearms deer hunting season opens Wednesday, with many opportunities for hunters to bag either sex in each wildlife management unit.

Harry Brown at an ATV outing on a recent trip to Montana.

State's ATV trail system becoming big draw for outsiders

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The head of New Hampshire's statewide organization for off-highway vehicles says the past two years have been a boon for riders and the related recreational economy, especially in the North Country.

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