Just in time for the fall crow hunting season, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is offering hunters a free workshop on crow hunting on Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. The seminar will be led by crow hunting enthusiast and hunter education instructor Pete Lester. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call (603) 536-3954.
The crow-hunting workshop covers the basic pursuit of these challenging birds, from the use of a mouth call to high-tech electronic calling and decoying. Participants also will learn about crow behavior, crow-hunting safety issues, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, set-up location, shotgun and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable hunt and recipes for – you guessed it – eating crow.
Crow hunting has a split season in New Hampshire. It opens August 15 and runs through November 30; in addition, there is also a short spring season from March 16-31.
For directions to the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Activities at Owl Brook are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration program, supported by your purchase of fishing firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment – a user-pay, user-benefit program.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit http://www.huntnh.com.