New Hampshire Offers Free Talk About Turkey Habits

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Learn all about hunting wild turkeys during the fall season at a free talk featuring N.H. Hunting Guide John Asseng and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Wildlife Biologist Mark Ellingwood. The session "Wild Turkey Habits and Fall Hunting Tactics" will be presented on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game's Region 4 Office, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, N.H. No pre-registration is required. Southwest New Hampshire is prime fall turkey hunting territory.

At the talk, N.H. Hunting Guide John Asseng will share tried-and-true tactics for fall turkey pursuits. Asseng has a depth of experience with the "second season" for turkeys, since he has hunted spring and fall turkeys in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 15 years. He is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger and has served as president of the New Hampshire Guides' Association. Asseng spends countless hours in the woods chasing various quarry, but his love for eastern wild turkey hunting still tops his list. He is an accomplished turkey caller and will demonstrate fall turkey calls.

N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Mark Ellingwood is an avid turkey hunter and, as the Wildlife Programs Supervisor at Fish and Game, brings a vast knowledge of the habits and habitats of this exciting game bird. Together, these two experts can provide you with a valuable edge if you decide to tackle the tough, but rewarding pursuit of New Hampshire's fall turkeys.

Fish and Game's series of fall hunting talks gives hunters an opportunity to hear from hunting experts and wildlife biologists. The September 23 talk will be the last in the series to be offered in southwestern New Hampshire this season.

Directions to N.H. Fish and Game Region 4 Office, 15 Ash Brook Court, Keene, N.H.: From the north and northeast - Take Route 93 to Route 89 North to Route 9 West. Follow Route 9 to Keene. Take a right turn where Routes 9, 10 and 12 come together, continuing onto Route 9 West; you will see a sign for N.H. Dept. of Safety, N.H. Fish and Game, N.H. State Police and the Motor Vehicle Dept. Turn right just past the Super 8 Motel, into the Monadnock Marketplace. Take an immediate right behind the Super 8, into the State building complex. Fish and Game's Region 4 office is at the far end on the left. Park in the center of the lot in front of the Motor Vehicle Department. From other directions, visit www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Inside_FandG/Reg_Office_directions.htm.

For more information on hunting in New Hampshire, as well as online license and permit sales, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunting.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.