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John Harrigan

A sad dog story, borders and Ebola

The story that's on many lips and minds is the sad story about the three Siberian huskies that got loose in Merrimack and were killed by a farmer protecting his piglets as they were being savaged by what he thought were wolves.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guide Lines: Experience trumps exuberance with brook trout

IT WAS a morning a lot colder than we had anticipated. We pulled into the boat ramp at White's Pond in Ossipee to do some late-season fly fishing.

Stacey Cole

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Hornets, wasps and bees — oh my!

STINGING THINGS have long been my downfall when it comes to being “out in nature.”

Animals

Answers sought over dead ducks, geese

The sudden death of a dozen ducks and geese in a local pond has shaken up workers in the surrounding industrial park.

Derry residents debate dog leash law

Some local dog owners say they are concerned about Derry's lack of a leash law and have asked that the town put more teeth into an existing ordinance.

Outdoors

Enchanted forest grows in Concord

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The McLane Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road in Concord will host its annual Enchanted Forest from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

With a dog working ahead of them to scare up a pheasant, a trio of hunters work their way through a field off Coolidge Woods Road in New Hampton on Saturday morning. New Hampshire's pheasant hunting season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. This year, 12,260 adult ring-necked pheasants have been released throughout the state's 10 counties.

Despite accidental shooting, officials say mandatory education has made hunting safer

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Despite a hunter-related shooting this past weekend, hunting is a safe sport, said a Fish and Game official who credited mandatory hunter education for reducing the number of incidents from a high of 20 per year in the 1970's to the current annual average of three.

Hunters report 33 percent success rate in opening weekend of 2014 moose season

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Despite a declining moose population and a commensurate decrease in the number of hunting permits, the start of the 2014 moose season this past weekend saw hunters statewide achieve a 33 percent success rate.

Two local artists collaborated on making the signs. Michael Eastman, right, hand-drew them and made the quillwork border and Andre Belanger, left, turned them into electronic form to be printed.

Mount Jasper work celebrated with trailhead ceremony

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Several years of work by groups and individuals geared toward protecting Mount Jasper and making it easier for the public to use, culminated with a ribbon-cutting late last week at the trailhead of one of the mountain's two trails.

Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Public comments favor Mount Sunapee build-out

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Members of the Mount Sunapee Ski Area Advisory Committee and about 50 concerned residents were told Tuesday that letters to the committee in support of the ski resort's proposed West Bowl build-out outnumber those in opposition by almost a 3-1 margin.

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