Free Talks Explore Duck and Goose Hunting

CONCORD, N.H. — Two free outdoor adventure talks coming up at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offer an introduction to waterfowl hunting. If you’ve ever thought about trying to hunt ducks and geese in New Hampshire, these talks are for you. They begin at 7 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH. No pre-registration is needed; seating is first-come, first-served.

September 21, 2016 — Duck Hunting 101: Wes Reed started waterfowl hunting in the 1980s and soon realized the value of a well-trained retriever. Today he and his family run Rise and Shine Retrievers, a retriever breeding and training facility in Center Barnstead, NH. With a house full of well trained dogs, Wes doesn’t miss an opportunity to go chase ducks and geese. He has hunted geese in Canada in the cornfields along the St Lawrence Seaway, targeted sea ducks off the coast of Maine, and hunted divers in Long Island Sound. He loves sharing his knowledge of ducks, dogs and the outdoors! At his talk, Wes will explain decoy tricks, successful calling tactics, choosing the right gun and loads, identifying ducks, and more.

September 28, 2016 — Let’s Go Goose Hunting: Avid waterfowler Sean Langton has hunted divers, sea ducks and geese throughout the Northeast. His talk will help you bring home a goose this season. Sean has been hunting ducks and geese for over 25 years. He has guided hunts for all types of waterfowl, including sea ducks. A former New Hampshire trap shooting champion, Sean has hunted geese in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the goose capital of the world — Maryland. At his talk, he will explain tactics such as the use of ground blinds versus hedge row hunting, when to use decoys, playing the wind, and calling in geese.

Learn more about waterfowl hunting in New Hampshire, including season dates and bag limits, at www.huntnh.com/hunting/waterfowl.html.

Fish and Game’s free series of evening outdoor adventure talks continues in October with two sessions on deer hunting. See the line-up at www.wildnh.com/newsroom/news.html?news=465.