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John Harrigan

Moving on with a Pinpoint on a map

RECENTLY, I RECEIVED a query from a longtime reader as to how I managed to get a camp on a leased lot on government land in the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Tract. This was not the first time I'd had this question.

Dick Pinney

Seacoast, Maine border region offer fantastic ice fishing opportunities

THERE'S A LOT of places that we love to ice fish, but many of them are small enough that we avoid naming them in a column for fear that it would bring too much fishing pressure on them. But there are quite a few larger bodies of water (or ice as in this column) that we don't have any problem mentioning.

Nature Talks

Beech trees hang on to many of their leaves in the winter; dried leaves on groupings like these young trees make a chattering sound in the breeze.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: The beech tree is clearly her favorite

MANY INDIVIDUAL trees in various places are trees I would call my favorites. The catalpa tree beside our barn, for instance, is glorious when at full bloom around the Fourth of July.

Animals

LANCE

From stray to stardom: Shelter puppies to participate in Puppy Bowl

Seven dogs that were once sheltered at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua will be participating in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl this weekend.

Ben Morris, 13, and Adam Morris, 16, sons of Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce president Donna Morris, spent the snow day with Sasha, a resident of the Salem Animal Rescue League. The shelter sent many of its animals to “blizzard foster homes” in advance of the storm. The critters that stayed behind were cared for by two staffers that spent Tuesday night at the shelter.

Lucky shelter dogs and cats weather storm in foster homes

For some lucky dogs and cats from the Salem Animal Rescue League, Wednesday’s snowstorm meant the chance to enjoy the simple comforts of home.

Outdoors

One of New Hampshire's estimated 4,500 moose strikes a pose.

NH moose hunt lottery is open

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New Hampshire's 2015 moose hunt lottery is open.

Explore 'Mysteries of the Forest' in Auburn

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Follow in the footprints of Granite State critters with “Mysteries of the Forest: Tracking NH's Animals” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Massabesic Audubon Center.

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 19.

Death by chocolate: A problem for NH bears

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New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of the treat.

Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker is offering a special Diversity Day pay-one-price pass in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Diversity Day in honor of MLK at Pats Peak

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The 14th Annual Diversity Day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be observed Monday at Pats Peak Ski Area with a special price along with cultural activities in the lodge.

Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

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This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 12.

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