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Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston
Come JOIN us today to have a Private Place of your own and your family will thank you all year. The Townsend Rod and Gun Club is the largest land owner in Townsend with over three hundred acres of conservation land. The club manages their property as a working tree farm and hunting preserve. With many trails through out the property which are used for cross country skiing, snow- shoeing, snowmobile, mountain biking, ATV’s, nature walks and of course hunting during regulated seasons. In addition to the large property holding we have indoor and outdoor archery ranges - with winter leagues, a large trout pond - with some amazingly large trout, many small brooks with brook trout, hundred yard rifle range, clay target shooting range - now with wobble trap, plus a five stand sporting clays coming soon, an unmanaged bass pond, and we even have a cable down the middle of a pond for coon dog racing. The Best Part For just the cost of a large latte coffee once a week, your entire family can have access and enjoy these facilities year round, so click here to join now.  Your kids will thank you forever and we’ll see you all in the great outdoors. Do you have more questions? Feel free to contact any member of our Board of Directors listed here.
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Greetings from Townsend Rod and Gun Club President Jim Gasper and Wayne LaPierre.
Are you looking for a “Private Club” to hunt and fish at? A place where families are welcome and you can shoot your guns and bows year round. A private place to fish for trout and bass --- you just found it! 
Supporting Local Merchants “Makes Your Club Grow” These are the business sponsors that support your club year round by donating their time, prizes and other types of materials.
GET INFO ABOUT CLUB EVENTS? 1. Club Membership Not Required 2. Opt In or Out Anytime 3. Find out what Events are coming up and be first in line with VIP  treatment. 4. Recive Special Event Discount Rates for Early Sign-Ups ***** Much more in the early planning stages, but get on-board
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Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston Conservation    Outdoor Sportsmanship   Community
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Shoot our indoor, outdoor and 3D ranges.
 The second archery event will be on Friday nights beginning January  9th and running for 10 weeks, until March 6th. The cost is $50.00.  This program is designed for archers of all abilities and all ages, with instruction available for beginners. The instruction and practice will be from 6:00 - 7:00 PM and competition will follow until 9 PM.   To sign up, or if you have questions, call Ron at 978-764-6941.  
Jon is  also taking contact information from individuals who would be interested in Tuesday evening 3-D shoots.  These will begin sometime around late April or early May.  -- But don’t miss out and sign up now! Contact: Jon Sweatman @ 978-597-2440  papajon5@yahoo.com
Winter Archery League Starts January 10 th
Winter Friday Evening Archery League January 9th
The Townsend Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring two different archery indoor archery shoots this winter. The first event is a  "Vegas 450"  which begins Saturday, January 10th and runs until March 7th. The start time will be 9:30 am and will continue until 12 noon  each Saturday.  This is going to be a " For Fun Shoot."  The cost is  $5.00 each week for non-members, and free for members of the club.   To sign up, or if you have questions. please call Jon Contact: Jon Sweatman @ 978-597-2440  papajon5@yahoo.com  
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If you every wanted to learn how Mountain Men and Fur Traders survived while exploring every nook and crany of our new nation?  Then this group is for you. It's a lot more educational than just shooting and they're glad to teach you everything including: Primitive Fire Starting Building Shelters Campfire Cooking Skills Bullet Casting Maintenance of Firearms and other equipment
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Please be aware that the area used for Black Powder events is not to be used as a range for target practice.   The grassy area and the woods walk area are to be used for live muzzleloader fire only during scheduled Black Powder events such as Third Sunday Meetings and Woods Walk events.  At all other times, target  shooting  in these areas is not permitted.  Target practice must be done at the rifle range, or if too crowded, the pistol range.    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.   TRGC BOD & Officers
Shoot Blackpowder with us every third Sunday of the month.
Skinning Hides Making Buckskins Even how to build your own Flintlock Rifle An of course lots of target practice with Rifles, Pistols and Tomahawks.  
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Our NEW Pistol Range is OPEN!
How To Get Started in Bowling Pin Shooting Find a tournament being conducted near you, contact the listed sponsor and request a program. Attend this tournament as a spectator; this will give you an opportunity to observe how it is conducted and talk to the sponsor and competitors. Be sure you don't disturb the competitors during the match - the time between relays is a good time to talk to them. You will see a variety of equipment and accessories. Every competitor has his own opinion as to what is best. This may sound confusing, but remember, you're there to gather information. Attend one or more of their practice sessions. This will serve the same purpose as attending a tournament except a practice session is not always conducted under match conditions. However, this will give you a better opportunity to talk about equipment. Also, you may have an opportunity to actually shoot one or more types (brands) of pistols which will help you to decide which seems best for you. New Shooter?  Should you decide that competitive shooting is the sport for you, you may find that you wish to join a local club (Call 1-800-NRA-CLUB or email clubs@nrahq.org). Ask three questions of your prospective club leaders;
1. Does the Club have a range or access to a range? 2. Does the Club have an active action pistol program? 3. Is the membership open? If you can answer "Yes" to all three of the questions, then you have found a good starting place (most shooting activities are sponsored by local gun clubs). Equipment The beginning shooter does not need a lot of specialized, high priced equipment to participate. There are, however, many custom gunsmiths offering tuned-up pistols for this style of shooting. It is possible for a beginner to compete with an out-of-the- box autoloader or revolver, the key factors of any gun are safety and reliability.
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elcome to our 100 yard rifle range!  While the range is generally open to members and  guest year round it does close occasionally for special events such as Fishing Derby's when lots of kids are on the property and events like our annual Zombie Pumpkin Shoot which is the first Sunday of November, the Hora Dora (a run and gun event) plus the use by the Townsend Police occasionally. We ask that you read and understand all the RANGE RULES before using this range, but here's a few basics. Shooting hours are from 9 AM till Dusk. NO TRASH SHOOTING  Tin Cans – Glass Bottles Not Allowed
All guns must be unload and stored safely while anyone is going down range. Use the voice signal loudly “RANGE IS COLD”. When the range is safe again signal loudly “RANGE IS HOT All targets must be a minimum of (4) Four Feet off the ground! Why? To keep all projectile hitting the backstops and not the ground. When a high speed projectile hits the ground it skips – into the trees – the air – an any ones guess where. Shooting any wooden fame – or post on purpose will get you an interview with the Board of Directors who just paid for the wood. - Are we clear? Be safe – No fancy gun play............... Leave the trick shooting for the circus  clowns.
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From Milford, NH Take Route 13 South to Townsend Center (See directions from Townsend Center) From Fitchburg. MA Take Route 13 North to Emery Road (on your right) which is 1.6 of a mile before Townsend center. On Emery Road  go through two stop signs 0.6 miles and the club will be on your left From Route 95 / 128 Take Route 2 West to the Concord Rotary, then at the Rotary take Rt. 119 West to Littleton Center (7 Miles) Stay on Rt. 119 To Townsend Center (15 Miles) At Townsend Center - Junction of 119 and 13 turn left on to Route.13 South. Go 1.6 miles to Emery Road - on the left. On Emery Road go thru two stop signs and Dann Colburn Way is on your left.  
DIRECTIONS Townsend Rod & Gun Club is located off Emery Road, down Dann Colburn Way in a three hundred plus acreage plot one mile from Townsend center.  Townsend center is located at the intersection of Route 13 and Route 119 in Townsend Massachusetts. From Townsend Center Go south on Route 13 for 1.6 miles to Emery Road on your left. On Emery Road  go through two stop signs 0.6 miles and  Dann Colburn Way will be on your left. From Keene, NH Take Route 12 South to Route 119 Take Route 119 East to Townsend Center Turn right a traffic light. Emery Road is 1.6 miles - on the left. On Emery go thru two stop signs and Dann Colburn Way is on your left.  
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MIGRATORY GAME BIRD SEASONS SET ANTLERLESS DEER PERMIT INSTANT AWARD PERIOD BEGINS AUGUST 1st LAST MONTH TO COUNT TURKEYS! REMEMBERING SCOTT MELVIN 18th ANNUAL OUTDOOR EXPO PROMISES FUN FOR ALL AGES MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTERS MUST GET HIP ATTENTION YOUTH INTERESTED IN PHEASANT HUNTING UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARING CALENDAR OF EVENTS   ANTLERLESS DEER PERMIT INSTANT AWARD PERIOD BEGINS AUGUST 1st Hunters who applied for an Antlerless Deer Permit by the July 16th deadline must return to the MassFishHunt licensing system to try to win a permit. The instant award period begins August 1st at 8:00 A.M. and continues through December 31st.  This is NOT a first-come first-served system. The odds of winning an Antlerless Deer Permit during the instant award period are the same whether a customer tries to win in August, September, or any time before December 31st. Hunters have one chance to try for an instant award Antlerless Deer Permit. There are three ways in which a hunter may participate and try to win a permit: Log into the MassFishHunt system (see complete instructions), Visit a MassWildlife office, or Visit a license agent location. Staff at these locations will access the MassFishHunt system on the customer’s behalf.
Instant Award Antlerless Deer Permit instructions using the MassFishHunt online system 1. Log into the MassFishHunt system with your last name and customer ID 2. Click the Enter Sales button at the bottom right of the screen 3. Click Accept in the Customer Electronic Signature dialog box 4. Choose Hunting Permits and Stamps from the main menu on the left 5. Choose Add next to Antlerless Deer Permit 6. The zone for which you previously applied will appear on the next screen. Click Select to check whether an Antlerless Deer Permit has been won for that zone. 7. One of two messages will appear in the center of the screen indicating the Antlerless Deer Permit win/lose status: “Congratulations! You have been awarded an Antlerless Deer Permit which has been placed in your shopping cart. Close this window and click check out to purchase it.” Or Unfortunately you did not win this product.” In the case of a “win,” an Antlerless Deer Permit will be placed in the shopping cart, and you may proceed to Check Out to complete the purchase. Antlerless Deer Permits will remain in the shopping cart until purchased or expired. Winning hunters are reminded to print their Antlerless Deer Permits upon completion of the transaction. All Antlerless Deer Permits expire on December 31 of the year issued. If you did not win a permit you do not have to take any further action.
LAST MONTH TO COUNT TURKEYS! Turkey observers are reminded to report any sightings of turkey broods (families) to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s annual turkey brood survey. The last day of the survey is August 31. A brood survey form to report this information may be found on the MassWildlife website. Send completed forms to: Turkey Brood Count, MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 100 Hartwell Street, West Boylston, MA 01583.   REMEMBERING SCOTT MELVIN Dr. Scott Melvin, Senior Zoologist for MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, passed away in July after a brief illness. Scott Melvin earned his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management at the University of Maine in 1975 and his master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin studying the migration ecology of Sandhill Cranes. He worked for two state fish and wildlife agencies: the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, where he was Assistant Leader of the Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Project, and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife where he worked in the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for almost 30 years. Scott Melvin oversaw research and conservation efforts for a variety of wildlife ranging from turtles to grassland birds, but he is best known for his work in the recovery of the Piping Plover. Through conservation partnerships forged under Scott Melvin’s tenure, the Piping Plover population has had a fourfold increase in numbers, with over 660 estimated nesting pairs in Massachusetts. Scott enjoyed teaching over the years at the University of Maine, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where he was an advisor to many graduate students. Back to top   18th ANNUAL OUTDOOR EXPO PROMISES FUN FOR ALL AGES Mark your calendars! September 28th promises to be a day of learning and fun for those who attend the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (Big MOE), to be held at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Big
MOE, sponsored by the Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society (FAWNS), is a free, family-oriented event celebrating outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. The Big MOE presents a perfect opportunity to introduce young and old to a variety of outdoor skills and activities. Most of the same great stations from previous years will be at this year’s Expo, including fly tying, kayaking, trap shooting, a petting zoo, and many more. New this year: State Ornithologist Drew Vitz has developed a station called Introduction to Birding in Massachusetts. Stop by this station to hear recorded bird songs and get tips for viewing and identifying birds in the forest and field. Also, don’t miss the new and improved Bears of Massachusetts station, which will now include a barrel trap used by biologists to trap and collar bears. The Big Moe is free thanks to the following co-sponsors: Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, The Weatherby Foundation, Whitetails Unlimited, and the Worcester County League of Sportsmen’s Clubs. The Big MOE is in need of enthusiastic, outdoor-oriented volunteers willing to assist or host skills stations. Clubs, conservation organizations, and outdoor-oriented businesses wishing to host a skill station, assist others at an existing station, or make a donation are welcome. For more information on volunteering or exhibiting, contact Gary Zima at (508) 389-6314 or gary.zima@state.ma.us.    ATTENTION YOUTH INTERESTED IN PHEASANT HUNTING Hunter Education graduates between the ages of 12-17 are welcome to partake in this exciting program that involves shooting instruction and practice, a pre-hunt workshop and a mentored hunt prior to the regular pheasant season! All youths ages 15-17 will need an FID card to participate in this program. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@state.ma.us or check out www.mass.gov/dfw/yaph.   onservation and Recreation’s Learn To Camp Program. Click here for registration materials or call (617) 626- 4962.    
MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTERS MUST GET HIP Woodcock, snipe, rail, duck, and goose hunters must register with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Harvest Information Program (HIP) by taking a HIP survey. HIP surveys can only be completed through the online MassFishHunt system; the HIP survey is no longer available by telephone and HIP numbers are no longer issued. Non-resident hunters are reminded they must complete a HIP survey for each state they hunt in. The Massachusetts HIP survey is valid for the calendar year. HIP data gathered from migratory game bird hunters is used by state and federal biologists to better evaluate hunter effort and harvest. Your hunting/sporting license will indicate whether you have completed a HIP survey. Check near the top of your license for the words “HIP Survey Completed.” If you do NOT see this phrase, you can complete the survey through any computer with Internet access via the MassFishHunt system (see instructions below). You can also visit any MassWildlife office or license agent location to complete the HIP survey. Be sure to reprint your license after registering. Duck and goose hunters must purchase a state waterfowl stamp and are automatically prompted to complete the HIP survey during the transaction. Waterfowl hunters who purchased a state waterfowl stamp to hunt in January and February of 2014 are already registered for the entire calendar year and do not need to take any action. Migratory game bird hunters who ONLY hunt woodcock, snipe, or rails do not need a waterfowl stamp and must complete a HIP survey as a separate step during or after their hunting/sporting license purchase. Instructions for registering with HIP through the MassFishHunt system: Purchasing a waterfowl stamp (for duck and goose hunting) Go to the MassFishHunt website at www.mass.gov/massfishhunt and enter your Customer ID number. A page with your personal information will appear; click the Enter Sales button. Next, select Hunting Permits and Stamps. On the next screen, choose Waterfowl Stamp. You will then be prompted to answer eight questions regarding migratory gamebird hunting. After answering the questions, click Accept and proceed to Check Out. Be sure to reprint your license which will now indicate that you have purchased the waterfowl stamp and completed the HIP survey. Completing the HIP Survey only (for woodcock, snipe, and rail hunting but no waterfowl) Go to the MassFishHunt website at www.mass.gov/massfishhunt and enter your Customer ID number. A page with your personal information will appear; click the Enter Sales button. On the next screen, select HIP Survey. You will then be prompted to answer eight questions regarding migratory gamebird hunting. After answering the questions, click Accept and proceed to Check Out. There is no fee for completing the HIP survey; however, you are required to complete the check out process. Be sure to reprint your license which will now indicate that you have completed the HIP survey.
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News from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Phone: (603) 271-3211 Email: info@wildlife.nh.gov For information and online licenses, visit http://www.wildnh.com N.H. HUNTING SEASON RESULTS - PRELIMINARY TOTALS FOR DEER, BEAR, FALL TURKEY CONCORD, N.H. -- The preliminary numbers are in for New Hampshire's fall hunting seasons. The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2014 hunting season was 11,464 deer -- down 8.6% from the final 2013 kill of 12,540, but a good year nonetheless, according to N.H. Fish and Game Deer Project Leader Dan Bergeron. “Keep in mind that last year (2013) was a very high harvest year, the fourth highest on record,” said Bergeron. “Although we are down a bit from that peak, 2014 was a good year overall for New Hampshire’s deer hunters. Based on where deer were registered, it appears as if most counties had deer kills similar to or slightly below the 2013 harvest." Looking further back, New Hampshire’s 2014 harvest was the fifth highest in the last ten years, the sixth highest in the last twenty years, and the ninth highest since 1922. “Interestingly, five of the ten highest-ever years of deer harvest in New Hampshire have taken place in the past seven years,” said Bergeron. “So our hunters are doing pretty well.” The 2014 harvest represents about 11.5% of New Hampshire's pre-season population of about 100,000 deer. Deer hunting closed in the state on December 15, the final day of the archery deer season. “Some of the decline in this year’s harvest may be due to last year’s winter, which was slightly above average in some areas of the state based on long term winter severity index data the
department collects. Winter weather is one of the main limiting factors to deer in New Hampshire and severe winters have the ability to negatively impact the population,” explained Bergeron. However, in the past five years New Hampshire has seen three of the mildest winters on record since Fish and Game started recording winter severity index data during the winter of 1964-65,which has helped the deer herd grow in many areas of the state The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2014 season by county, with comparisons to previous years, is posted at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/deer_hunt _take_by_County.htm. The 2014 figures are estimates based on the number of deer registrations reported in each county, not necessarily killed in that county. As a result, they may not be directly comparable to the actual kill by county for previous years. This is particularly evident in the south-central portion of the state, where many deer killed in surrounding counties are registered in Hillsborough County. Bergeron noted that registration data are being entered and verified and, by mid-January, better information on the distribution of the kill by Wildlife Management Unit, season, and sex will be available. BEAR HUNTING SEASON The 2014 bear season finished with a harvest tally of 784, representing a 20% increase over the preceding 5-year average of 653 bears. This represented a good harvest, one that was consistent with regional management goals, according to Fish and Game Bear Biologist Andrew Timmins. The harvest sex ratio was 1.2 m:f (428 males, 356 females), which was similar to past ratios and in line with management objectives. A male- biased sex ratio results in an appropriate harvest rate on both males and females and strikes a balance between desired harvest impact and maximized hunter opportunity. The increased harvest resulted from several factors, including a strong bear population, a continued shift in hunters using methods that yield higher success, an abundant acorn crop and extended hunting opportunity in select regions, Timmins explained. Bear populations are generally consistent with current goals in most parts of New Hampshire, however, populations in some regions are either above or below goal.
“There are good bear numbers in most areas, which has resulted in increased hunter interest and participation,” said Timmins. The number of hunters using bait continues to grow; this method now accounts for 50-60% of the annual bear harvest. Recently, there has also been an increase in hound hunting, particularly among nonresident hunters. Houndsmen achieved a record harvest this past fall, with 117 bears; however this group continues to take the lowest percentage (15%) of the total annual harvest. Bear hunting seasons were extended in several regions (White Mountains, Central, Southwest-2 and Southeast) in 2014, in an effort to slow/stabilize population growth; this additional harvest contributed to the overall harvest increase. These extended hunting seasons were useful in that they resulted in the highest harvest occurring in the Central (266 bears) and White Mountains (234 bears) regions, two areas where a reduction in bear abundance is needed to remain consistent with current goals. Finally, bears congregated in oak stands this fall, causing them to be more easily patterned by hunters, resulting in increased harvest and higher hunter success. For a comparison of bear season results in recent years, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/bear_hu nt_take.htm. FALL TURKEY SEASON Fall 2014 turkey hunters did fairly well, considering that the relative abundance of acorns kept turkeys in the woods more than in the open field areas. Preliminary harvest figures show a total of 650 turkey (443 taken with shotgun, 207 by archery) based on registration forms received to date; the archery season ended December 15. Tentatively, the five-day October shotgun turkey season represented 68.2% of the fall 2014 harvest, and the three-month archery harvest accounted for 31.8% of the fall total. The breakdown by sex and age category was: 256 adult hens (39.4%), 210 toms (32.3%), 107 juvenile hens (16.5%), and 77 jakes (11.8%). Of the 17 wildlife management units into which the state is divided, the units in southeastern New Hampshire had the
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greatest number of turkeys harvested: J2 (95), K (104), L (62), M (89), followed by H2 (77) and G (55) in western New Hampshire. Last year, the total fall 2013 harvest saw 855 turkeys taken, 542 during the shotgun season and 313 by bowhunters. HARVEST SUMMARY Final numbers from all the year's hunting seasons will be summarized in the 2014 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary, which will be issued in March of 2015. New Hampshire’s successful hunting seasons are a reminder that hunting activities, made possible by science- based wildlife management, contribute significantly to New Hampshire’s economy. The 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-associated Recreation done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that hunters generate about $61 million in hunting- related expenditures each year in New Hampshire. In 2013, more than 61,500 hunting licenses were sold in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit http://www.huntnh.com. - ### - -- Copyright 2014 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. For usage policy, visit http://www.wildnh.com/Inside_FandG/us age_policy.htm. Comments or questions concerning this list should be directed to jane.vachon@wildlife.nh.gov Game lists: http://www.mailermailer.com/u/signup/06 969k Email Marketing by MailerMailer
NEW SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR ISSUING BEAR GUIDE PERMITS CONCORD, N.H. – A new system is in place for issuing Bear Guide Permits under rules adopted today by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The rules increase the number of bear guide permits issued annually to a total of 50. The rules establish a two-tier system for bear guide permits:      - For one group (Group A), permits are grandfathered, and eligibility continues from year to year in accordance with the newly adopted rules. Initial eligibility is based on having held a bear guide permit five or more years of the past thirteen. Letters informing those eligible for Group A permits are being sent out now.
     - The second tier of permits (Group B) will be awarded through a random drawing from the pool of eligible applicants. Based on Department records, 38 guides are eligible for Group A permits. A waiting list for Group A permits will be established, based upon the number of years a guide applies for Group B permits. Applications for both Group A and Group B bear guide permits must be received at Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord, N.H., no earlier than January 4, 2015 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 16, 2015. Print-and-mail applications are available on the Fish and Game website at http://wildnh.com/Licensing/license_form s/APP_Permit_to_Guide_Bear.pdf, or call 603-271-2461 to request an application.
In order to be selected for a bear guide permit, applicants must also be a licensed New Hampshire hunting guide. Fish and Game encourages all potential applicants to submit their 2015 N.H. hunting guide license applications as soon as possible; these applications are currently being processed on a rolling basis. "We have worked with our constituents and the Fish and Game Commission over many months to ensure that the new process allows us to meet the needs of the guides while sustaining our ability to properly manage our bear population," said Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. Previously, bear guide permits were given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. In recent years, that has resulted in applicants standing in line outside the
Fish and Game Department for hours or even days for a chance to get a permit. "We’d like to think that the new system is not only orderly and fair, but a good compromise that will serve everyone in the process well," said Ellingwood.
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President Jim Gasper T: 978-250-9581 E: jimmyg7055@aol.com Vice President Bill Towson T: 978-597-2678  C: 978-302-8851  E: towson3rd@verizon.net Treasurer Wayne Aquaro T: 978-597-3364 C: 508-397-4847  E:hikeamile@outdrs.net BOD & Recording Secretary Tom Rutherford  T: 978-874-0096 C: 978-514-4828 E: tomrutherford357@hotmail.com Correspondence Secretary Jim Kennedy T: 978-597-9121 C: 978-870-2819 E: james.w.kennedy@comcast.net NEWSLETTER Mike Goody T: 978-265-6480 E: mikeyman42@comcast.net
Board of Directors Chairmen David Wade T: 978-433-9032 C: 978-852-1724 E:wade12@charter.net Keith Letourneau E: aco.at@verizon.net Bob Smith T:978-597-5412 C: 978-621-6283 E: robertellensmith@gmail.com Mike Marchand T: 978-597-2603 C: 978-790-8718 E: mikelly_01474@yahoo.com Pete Martin C: (617) 821-6470 E: pmartin6470@yahoo.com Bob LaVertue C: 978-663-4782 E: blavertue@hotmail.com   Glen  Johnson T: 978-597-3221  C: 978 877-7053 E: glenc55@comcast.net Tom Rutherford  T: 978-874-0096 C: 978-514-4828 E: tomrutherford357@hotmail.com
Committees Chairs Indoor Archery Jon Sweatman T:978-597-2440 Outdoor 3D Archery Brian Lapoint Black Powder Bob Smith T:978-597-5412 C: 978-621-6283 E: robertellensmith@gmail.com Coon (Open) Entertainment (Open) Finance Pete Martin C: (617) 821-6470 E: pmartin6470@yahoo.com Forestry Dan Lental Fishing Mike Thompson T: 978-597-5013 C: 978-884-8706 E: 6144@aol.com Kitchen Mary Letourneau E: aco.at@verizon.net C: 978-597-5868
Marketing Bob Clark C: 978-424-3745  E: Pixel Swirl Studios Pistol Range David Wade T:978-433-9032 C:978-852-1724 E:wade12@charter.net Property & Grounds Pete Martin C: 617-821-6470 E: pmartin6470@yahoo.com Remembrance Jim Kennedy T: 978-597-9121 E: james.w.kennedy@comcast.net Rifle Range Tom Rutherford  T: 978-874-0096 C: 978-514-4828 E: tomrutherford357@hotmail.com Trap Range Bob LaVertue C: 978-663-4782 E: blavertue@hotmail.com
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Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston Conservation    Outdoor Sportsmanship   Community
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HOW DO I BEGIN?  I'VE NEVER SHOT A SHOTGUN BEFORE ? It is really easy to try this great sport.   There are rod & gun clubs near you in every city and town that sponsor trap shooting events.  There are registered P.I.T.A. and ATA trapshoots throughout the state, every weekend, all year round.  There are worldwide events too in England, Spain, Italy, Egypt, etc.  Come on out, bring a friend and try something "different" that you have never experienced before. No matter what your age, male or female, you will find trap shooting to be a wonderful and "very different" sport that you have never experienced before.  Even if you are not sports inclined, you will enjoy trap shooting!  Unlike golf, bowling, tennis, basketball, etc., there are no physical
limitations or requirements to lift, bend, twist, run, jump and get all out of breath.   Don't forget to bring your shotgun (some clubs have loaners for you to try, some don't).  We are a friendly bunch who just love to help new shooters join the sport for fun and games.   Don't be bashful, we realize that we were all new shooters at one time.  You're welcome and we want to see you have a good time.  But hitting all those targets are not so easy... and that's what makes trap shooting so much fun and challenging.  Many club members just shoot for the fun of it, for the sheer joy of seeing those little clay targets explode into balls of black dust.
Once you attend just one of these shoots you will say to yourself, "Where have I been all my life?  This is great sport, and lots of fun!"  The friends you will meet will be... well, life-changing experiences you'll treasure your entire life.  So give trap shooting a try.  If you are feeling blue, down in the dumps, bored, feel left out, lonely, and just need that "something" in your life to turn your life around... trap shooting can do it, believe me.  One thing I guarantee, you will never find a sport like trap shooting that fulfills the inner experience.  You will never meet a nicer bunch of people!  Don't miss out on life's rewards.  Trap shooting can breath new life into being.  Mark your calendar and lets go!
Welcome to our Trap Range - Open to the Public most Sundays.
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