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Free Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop January 28 in Holderness

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954.

At the workshop, instructors will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire’s finest small-game hunting experiences — hare hunting with beagles. Instructors include Edward Vien, Vice President of the New Hampshire Beagle Club and volunteer Hunter Education instructor; along with John Fletcher, President of the New Hampshire Beagle Club; and volunteer Hunter Education instructors Adam Gauthier, Larry Williams and Thomas Williams.

The workshop will cover topics such as snowshoe hares and where to find them, equipment needs, dogs and their needs and training, safety considerations, where to find information on hare and rabbit hunting, and clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting. The instructors have many years of experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions.

Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to go outside. The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom, and then the class moves outside, where the dogs will show their stuff!

Please note that this workshop does NOT include lunch.

For more information on Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/owl-brook.html.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit www.huntnh.com.

Activities at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are funded by federal Wildlife Restoration Funds, supported by your purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Learn more at www.wildnh.com/funding/wsfr.html.