Bob Harris - OUTDOORS and FREE - January 27, 2012
- SNOWSHOE HARE WORKSHOP COMING -
If you don’t know what a snowshoe hare is, it’s a rabbit that turns snow white in winter and is a real hunting challenge. Although it is possible to hunt this rabbit without a dog, your best success is using a well trained rabbit dog. Snowshoe hares provide the hunter and family excellent tablefare.
You can learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free upcoming workshop being offered at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, New Hampshire. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Space will be limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954. They can also provide you with directions to Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.
Workshop presenters include Edward Vien, President of the New Hampshire Beagle Club who is a volunteer Hunter Education instructor; Bob Drozdowski, a past president of the New Hampshire Beagle Club; and Adam Gauthier. These instructors have many years experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions to them.
Workshop participants will be introduced to one of New Hampshire’s finest small-game hunting experiences, hare hunting with beagles. You will learn about snowshoe hares and where to find them, equipment needed for hunting them, dogs and their needs and training, safety considerations, hare and rabbit hunting resources, and how to find clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting.
Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to spend some time outside. The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom and then the class moves outdoors where the dogs will show their stuff. Note that this workshop does not include a lunch so you may want to bring a lunch with you. The snow is here and the snowshoe hares are active. Head for your phone and register for this interesting course soon.
Bob Harris can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org