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Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Ice fishing great under right conditions

AAHH, this is the time of year when it's really fun and often a challenge to go ice fishing.

Nature Talks

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Thrush sighting brings rush of excitement

The following column was printed in the Union Leader on Saturday, Jan. 31, 1987. Written by Stacey Cole, shown in the photo, the column heading was “Nature Talks from Down on the Farm.”

Animals

A Northern Saw-whet owl receives treatment from the staff at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness.

OWLS can't catch a break (or a meal)

According to MacLeod, the executive director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, crow attacks on owls can be a common occurrence when the normally nocturnal owls venture out during the day to find food and keep warm.

Shelter offers 'Safe Haven' for pets

When a victim of domestic violence makes the brave choice to leave his or her abuser but has no permanent place to call home, he or she is often faced with a heart-wrenching situation: What will become of their beloved pet?

Outdoors

Holly Conroy, 9, and Will Donahue, 7, showed off the pickerel they caught during Sunday's Hudson Kiwanis Club ice fishing derby on Robinson Pond.

Just under 100 participate in Kiwanis ice fishing derby

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Ice anglers from around the region gathered on Robinson Pond Sunday morning, eager to reel in their biggest pickerels, perch and crappies.

Parker Piper, 8, and Jesse Dunham, 9, both of Fairlee, Vt., wait to compete in a race at the second Trail Breaker Challenge in Dublin Saturday.

Snowmobilers strut their sleds at Trail Breaker event

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Hundreds of snowmobilers and spectators turned out for the 2nd Trail Breaker Challenge Saturday on Engine Meet Field Saturday.

A hungry ermine chows down at a backyard suet feeder. Ermine are adept hunters and aren't especially troubled by the cold or the deep snow.

Forest Journal: Winners & losers: Keeping score of wildlife in winter

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It's officially March. Perhaps Nature's snow-gun show will cut us a break? Unless the old "In like a lion" cliché holds true?
"Out like a lamb" may not be much better. I've attended a malpresentation birth of one lamb arriving in March in a snowstorm with legs bent akimbo. Either way, March can be as fitful and unpredictable as winter itself.

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Skiers head down the Exodus Trail on Tuesday at Loon Mountain Resort, which reports 2015 attendance on par with the strong showing of 2014.

Ski areas say 2015 has produced great conditions and good attendance

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Cold and snow-filled, the winter of 2015 has given the state's alpine and cross-country ski resorts great conditions if not an always uniform economic boost.

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