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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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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! 
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 NOW
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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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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! 
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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 NOW
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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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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    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
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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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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 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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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.
Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston Home Join Calendar Directions Contact Us More Info Newsletters 2014
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Come fish one of our famous derbies
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Come fish one of our famous derbies
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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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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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Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston Home Join Calendar Directions Contact Us More Info Newsletters 2014
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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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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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Members and invited guest ONLY  may use the Rifle Range. Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston Home Join Calendar Directions Contact Us More Info Newsletters 2014
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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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Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston
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 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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CONTACT: Linda Verville: (603) 271-2461 Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 January 29, 2015 2015 N.H. MOOSE HUNT LOTTERY OPENS CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire's 2015 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. To enter the N.H. moose hunt lottery, visit
permits. More than 1,400 people continued to accrue bonus points because they submitted an application for a point only. Hunters from eight different states won permits in the lottery. While people travel from all over the country to take part in the New Hampshire moose hunt, the majority of permits (about 85%) go to New Hampshire residents. The number of permits available to nonresidents is capped, based on the prior year's sales of nonresident hunting licenses. The exact number of moose hunt permits that will be offered for this fall's hunt has not yet been determined. Because of the continued decline in moose numbers in some areas, permit reductions are possible in parts of the state, according to Wildlife Programs Supervisor Kent Gustafson. If needed, permit allocation proposals for 2015 will be developed through the state’s formal rulemaking process. While permit numbers may be
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reduced in 2015, your chance of being drawn and offered a permit in the lottery will be improved if you rank all wildlife management units on your application, Gustafson noted. You will have the option to decline a permit if drawn for a unit you prefer not to hunt. New Hampshire's nine-day moose hunt starts the third Saturday in October. This year's hunt runs from October 17- 25, 2015. New Hampshire has had an annual moose hunt since 1988, when 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country. The state's current moose population is estimated at about 4,000 animals. The availability of moose hunting permits, with some issued for every area of the state, is made possible by careful management of moose populations. The resulting annual harvest of moose helps to regulate moose numbers, provides valuable information on the physical condition of moose and provides a unique recreational opportunity. Learn more about moose hunting in New Hampshire at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_s pecies/hunt_moose.htm.
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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CONTACT: Linda Verville: (603) 271- 2461 Jane Vachon: (603) 271- 3211 January 29, 2015 2015 N.H. MOOSE HUNT LOTTERY OPENS CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire's 2015 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. To enter the N.H. moose hunt lottery, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hu nting/Hunt_species/hunt_ moose.htm, where you can enter online or print out a mail-in application, or buy one in person from any Fish and Game license agent or at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Moose hunt lottery applications for 2015 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time on May 29, 2015, or delivered to the Licensing office at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June
19, 2015, at the NH Fish and Game Department in Concord. Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once a year. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. For example, last year the overall odds of a resident applicant being drawn were 1 in 59, while resident applicants with a total of 11 points had a 1 in 28 chance of being drawn. For nonresidents, the odds increased from 1 in 221 overall to 1 in 106 for applicants with 11 points. Last year (2014), more than 10,000 people entered the lottery for the chance to win one of 124 permits. More than 1,400 people continued to accrue bonus points because they submitted an application for a point only. Hunters from eight different states won permits in the lottery. While people travel from all over the country to take part in the New Hampshire moose hunt, the majority of permits (about 85%) go to New Hampshire residents. The number of permits available to nonresidents is capped, based on the prior year's sales of nonresident hunting licenses. The exact number of moose hunt permits that will be offered for this fall's hunt has not yet been determined. Because of the continued decline in moose numbers in some areas, permit reductions are possible in parts of the state, according to Wildlife Programs Supervisor Kent Gustafson. If needed, permit allocation proposals for 2015 will be developed through the state’s formal rulemaking process.
While permit numbers may be reduced in 2015, your chance of being drawn and offered a permit in the lottery will be improved if you rank all wildlife management units on your application, Gustafson noted. You will have the option to decline a permit if drawn for a unit you prefer not to hunt. New Hampshire's nine- day moose hunt starts the third Saturday in October. This year's hunt runs from October 17-25, 2015. New Hampshire has had an annual moose hunt since 1988, when 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country. The state's current moose population is estimated at about 4,000 animals. The availability of moose hunting permits, with some issued for every area of the state, is made possible by careful management of moose populations. The resulting annual harvest of moose helps to regulate moose numbers, provides valuable information on the physical condition of moose and provides a unique recreational opportunity. Learn more about moose hunting in New Hampshire at http://www.huntnh.com/Hu nting/Hunt_species/hunt_ moose.htm.
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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: mt6144@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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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.ne t BOD & Recording Secretary Tom Rutherford  T: 978-874-0096 C: 978-514-4828 E: tomrutherford357@hot mail.com Correspondence Secretary Jim Kennedy T: 978-597-9121 C: 978-870-2819 E: james.w.kennedy@com cast.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.c om 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
Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston
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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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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!
Townsend Rod and Gun Club “A sportsmen’s oasis” -- just forty miles from Boston
Welcome to our Trap Range - Open to the Public most Sundays.
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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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Our crews always make a great meals for less than any restaurant.
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