New Hampshire Offers Free Speaker Series

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Get ready for a great season of fishing, turkey hunting and paddling with the free Wednesday night speaker series taking place from March 24 throughApril 28 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Pre-registration is required; reserve your space by calling 603-271-6355. Attendees will not receive confirmation unless the program is at capacity. Following is the line-up of talks being offered this spring:

STREAMSIDE STRATEGIES - March 24 and April 14 (same program repeats): Registered N.H. fishing guide Angus Boezeman kicks off the series with a new program called "Streamside Strategies," which will take you through the mechanics of reading the stream, fly selection and advanced presenting techniques for fly fishing. With a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for fly fishing in New Hampshire, Boezeman always draws a huge crowd.

INSIDE TURKEY HUNTING - March 31 and April 7 (same program repeats): Bill Devon and "Big Daddy" David Smith present a seminar offering tips for new or experienced turkey hunters. Sharing the insights of their combined 50+ years of hunting these crafty birds, they will prepare you for a successful turkey season. Pre-season tips for the upcoming turkey season will include scouting, patterning your shotgun, call maintenance and locating turkeys. They will also cover basic equipment needs, explain the types of calls and demonstrate different calls. You'll hear about turkey hunting safety, preparing your bird for taxidermy and/or cooking it. Bring your questions! Instructor Bill Devon is on the Quaker Boy Game Calls Pro-Staff. He gives turkey hunting seminars at sportsmen's shows, clubs and shops, as well as events for National Wild Turkey Federation chapters. Devon is the current N.H. State Chapter President of the National Wild Turkey Federation. David Smith is a registered N.H. and Maine hunting guide and owns the Double "D" Guide Service of Dover, N.H. He is one of Knight and Hales Elite Pro-Staffers and gives turkey hunting seminars throughout New England.

CANOE AND KAYAK THE NORTHERN TRAIL - April 28: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) traverses the roof of the Adirondacks and the Northern Forest. Called the "magnificent obsession" by the New York Times, this inland water trail traces traditional Native American travel routes across 740 miles in New York,Vermont, Qu├ębec, New Hampshire and Maine. Join Kate Williams, NFCT Executive Director since 2004, for a virtual journey along this diverse and enchanting route. Learn about the variety of opportunities available along the route for trips of various lengths, from an afternoon to a lifetime. NFCT maps and a newly released guidebook will be available for sale, along with other information about the Trail. For more information, visit or

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