CONCORD, N.H. — Get primed for the fall hunting seasons at a series of free Wednesday evening outdoor adventure talks being offered this fall at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. The talks begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required. Come to one or all of the following sessions:
September 12, 2012: Whitetail Calls and Scents — Learn how to use calls and scent to bring deer to you this fall. Dean Vanier of North Woods Hunting Products has more than 35 years experience pursuing whitetails in the New England woodlands. His unique perspective on understanding the whitetail's superior defense mechanisms and using them to your advantage will increase your odds of success. Vanier goes over scouting techniques and explains how to use your observations effectively during the three phases of the rut.
September 19, 2012: Deer Hunting Basics – Thinking about deer hunting this fall? At this talk, you'll get the essential information new whitetail deer hunters need to know to get started. Presenter Dave Priebe is a lifelong naturalist, a volunteer New Hampshire hunter education instructor, and a Quaker Boy Game Calls Pro-Staff member. This talk is ideal for new and apprentice hunters (learn more about the apprentice hunting license at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/apprentice.html).
September 26, 2012: Mature Whitetail Tactics — Whitetail deer hunting in New Hampshire can be challenging. This talk provides key knowledge of deer biology that will help increase your odds of locating and harvesting a dominant whitetail buck this fall. Presenter Dave Priebe is a seasoned outdoorsman, lifelong naturalist and a volunteer New Hampshire hunter education instructor; he's also a Quaker Boy Game Calls pro-staff member. Priebe's talk will cover the rut (the phases of male whitetail deer breeding behavior); scouting and identification of classes of deer in your area; hunting techniques and strategy during each rut phase; areas of greatest deer activity; and the effects of food, water, weather and humans on deer behavior.
October 3, 2012: New Hampshire Raptors; Flight of Fall – When is there a kettle in the sky? Explore the mysteries of the fall hawk migration over New Hampshire with Robert Vallieres, a New Hampshire Audubon volunteer and Fish and Game Wildlife Steward.
October 10, 2012: Deer Hunting – the Three Phases of the Rut — Dean Vanier, Pro Staff member for Knight Rifles and founder of Northwoods Hunting Products, teams up with John Klucky, founder of Klucky’s Outdoor Adventures, to present a comprehensive seminar on deer hunting. Vanier will share his knowledge of calling whitetails and using scent lures while exploring the three phases of the deer rut. Klucky will provide some tips on videotaping whitetail deer while deer hunting and present the film: "Hunting: The Three Phases of the Rut." Klucky's New Hampshire state record buck will be on display. This seminar will give you a whole new perspective on hunting whitetails in New England!
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