HOLDERNESS, N.H. – There’s still room in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s upcoming workshop where you can learn all about the exciting winter sport of snowshoe hare hunting. The free seminar will be held at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH 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. The session will be taught by veteran snowshoe hare hunters Edward Vien (Vice President of the New Hampshire Beagle Club and a volunteer Hunter Education instructor); John Fletcher, President of the New Hampshire Beagle Club; and Hunter Education instructors Adam Gauthier, Larry Williams and Thomas Williams.
At the workshop, you’ll learn about snowshoe hares and where to find them, what equipment you’ll need, training hare-hunting dogs, 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.