Seminar Schedules & Exhibitor Demo Introductions

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SATURDAY

Time

Seminar Room Seminar Click for details

10:00 AM

Archer's Room Bear archery tactics with Chris Bassingthwaite Archery Prostaff and Big Game Hunter for the American Broadhead Company and the Northwood Sporting Journal TV Show. [details]
Angler's Room

Live Baiting the Merrimack River with Plums Island Surfcaster member Captain Scott Maguire

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Hunter's Room

Becoming a New Hampshire Licensed Guide with Scott Jackson

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Bird/Dog Room Secrets of a Savvy hunter – Unlocking the Code by BWB Pro-staff member Lorenda Daycoombs [details]

11:00 AM

Archer's Room Robin Hood Challenge with Junior Olympic Archery Development with Steve Jordon of Big Al's Archery [details]
Angler's Room Catching your first striper from the surf with veteran Guide Kevin Moore board  member of the Plum Island Surfcasters [details]
Hunter's Room Hunting and Calling Trophy Whitetails with Bill Saiff III from Bill Saiff Outdoors [details]
Bird/Dog Room What you need to know about giant bluefin tuna fishing in the Gulf of Maine with Captain Jeffrey Foote [details]

12:00 PM

Archer's Room Maine Hunters TV - We Hunt New England with Steve Beckwith of MaineHunters.com  [details]
Angler's Room Fly Fishing New Hampshire with Trout Unlimited's Jim Norton [details]
Hunter's Room Sea Duck Hunting with Clifton Ames from Ten Mile Guide Service [details]
Bird/Dog Room Training your growing puppy with Mitch Filson [details]
1:00 PM Archer's Room Basic Targert Archery and the NTS form with Mike Bolduc from Archery in Motion [details]
Angler's Room Vertical Jigging for Stripers & Blues with Capt. Mel True of Fishnet Charters [details]
Hunter's Room Calling Whitetail's with Advanced Scent Hunting Techniques with Knight Rifles Pro Staffer Dean Vanier of North Woods Common Scents. [details]
Bird/Dog Room Ruffed grouse hunting over pointing dogs with Bird Dogs Afield host, Paul Fuller. [details]
2:00 PM Archer's Room Archery shooting seminar with Dan Zecker from Big Al's Archery [details]
Angler's Room Tactics For the Modern Ice Angler with Ice Team Pro Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors. [details]
Hunter's Room Hal Blood from Big Woods Bucks Adventure TV [details]
Bird/Dog Room Introduction to Turkey Hunting for Women with Allison Keating of the NH Turkey Federation and B.O.W. [details]
3:00 PM Archer's Room Bow Hunting: Getting to your deer stand without spooking your prey with Jim Gallagher from Jim's Trix [details]
Angler's Room The Kayak Fishing Advantage with Hogy Lures and Kokatat pro-staffer Eric Harrison [details]
Hunter's Room How Climate Change is Impacting NH Fish and Wildlife with wildlife bioligist Eric Orff [details]
Bird/Dog Room A live demo in training your point dog for hunting with On Point Kennel. [details]
4:00 PM Archer's Room Robin Hood Challenge with Junior Olympic Archery Development with Steve Jordon of Big Al's Archery [details]
Angler's Room Fly & Light spin fishing on the Merrimack - 2013 Season with Captain Charles Crue [details]
Hunter's Room When you Talk the Talk, the Gobblers will Walk the Walk. Turkey hunting seminar with Mountain Hollow Game Call's Ken Hamel. [details]
Bird/Dog Room Taxidermy seminar with young Megan Horne from Wily Coyote Taxidermy  
5:00 PM Archer's Room Haint Philosophy: Gobbling up Long Beards with Fred Bird of Down N Dirty Outdoors [details]
Angler's Room Maine Trout fishing with Bob Howe of Pine Grove Lodge [details]
Hunter's Room Productive Waterfowl Hunting Seminar with Bill Saiff Outdoors [details]
Bird/Dog Room Types and styles of Kayaks for fishing with Shawn Roche of Mountain Road Trading Post [details]
6:00 PM Archer's Room Coyote hunting from your own backyard with Steve & Russell Beckwith of MaineHunters.com  [details]
Angler's Room Carroll Ware - Fly fishing the McKenzy River in Labrador, Canada [Details coming]
Hunter's Room The GPS and Hunting with it with Jason Parent from NH Guide Services  [details]
Bird/Dog Room Allagash Tails and Tales with Tim Caverly [details]
 

SUNDAY

Time

Seminar Room Seminar Click for details

10:00 AM

Archer's Room Maine Hunters TV - We Hunt New England with Steve Beckwith of MaineHunters.com  [details]
Angler's Room What you need to know about giant bluefin tuna fishing in the Gulf of Maine with Captain Jeffrey Foote [details]
Hunter's Room Becoming a New Hampshire Licensed Guide with Scott Jackson [details]
Bird/Dog Room Taxidermy seminar with young Megan Horne from Wily Coyote Taxidermy  
11:00 AM Archer's Room Junior Olympic Archery Development with Steve Jordon of Big Al's Archery [details]
Angler's Room Maine Trout fishing with Bob Howe of Pine Grove Lodge [details]
Hunter's Room Calling Whitetail's with Advanced Scent Hunting Techniques with Knight Rifles Pro Staffer Dean Vanier of North Woods Common Scents. [details]
Bird/Dog Room Hunting Strategies for the North American Back Yard Bucks by Rattling, Calling, and Scents with Ken Hamel of Mountain Hollow Game Calls [details]
12:00 PM Archer's Room Getting to your deer stand without spooking your prey with bow hunting pro Jim Gallagher from Jim's Trix [details]
Angler's Room Tactics For the Modern Ice Angler with Ice Team Pro Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors. [details]
Hunter's Room Productive Turkey Hunting Seminar with Bill Saiff Outdoors [details]
Bird/Dog Room Training your growing puppy with Mitch Filson [details]
1:00 PM Archer's Room Haint Philosophy: Gobbling up Long Beards with Fred Bird of Down N Dirty Outdoors [details]
Angler's Room Bluefin Tuna - From Tinys to Giants with Captain Nat Moody of First Light Anglers [details]
Hunter's Room Sea Duck Hunting with Clifton Ames from Ten Mile Guide Service [details]
Bird/Dog Room Allagash Tails and Tales with Tim Caverly [details]
2:00 PM Archer's Room Basic Target Archery and the NTS form with Mike Bolduc from Archery in Motion [details]
Angler's Room Wicked Chunking with Julio Silva of the Plum Island Surfcasters [details]
Hunter's Room Hal Blood from Big Woods Bucks Adventure TV [details]
Bird/Dog Room A live demo in training your point dog for hunting with On Point Kennel. [details]
3:00 PM Archer's Room Archery shooting seminar with Dan Zecker from Big Al's Archery [details]
Angler's Room Kayak Fishing with Belle Isle Kayak Adventures pro-staffer Rick Buss [details]
Hunter's Room When you Talk the Talk, the Gobblers will Walk the Walk. Turkey hunting seminar with Mountain Hollow Game Call's Ken Hamel. [details]
Bird/Dog Room Moose Clues Crossing... All Moose Clues kids meet here for prize give-aways. [details]
4:00 PM
Angler's Room Fly Fishing New Hampshire with Trout Unlimited's Jim Norton [details]
Archer's Room Hunting Coyotes in your backyard with Steve & Russell Beckwith of MaineHunters.com  [details]
Hunter's Room Trophy Hunting Moose in Maine with BWB Pro Staffer Brian Donaghy [details]
Bird/Dog Room Moose Clues Crossing... All Moose Clues kids meet here for prize give-aways. [details]

 

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Tactics For the Modern Ice Angler with Ice Team Pro Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors.

Learn how to increase the number of fish you catch through the ice by becoming more mobile and efficient. Tim will discuss some of the tactics he and his ice fishing guests use to consistently catch large numbers of fish, from lake trout to panfish. He will also discuss some of the latest products available to the modern ice angler from companies such as Clam Outdoors and Vexilar Inc. Tim is a member of the Ice Team as well as Clam, Vexilar, Maki Plastic, and Oozzie Jig Pro Staffs. Tim is also an outdoor writer: his articles can be found in local, regional, and national publications such as Northwoods Sporting Journal, Hawkeye Hunting and Fishing News, Coastal Angler of Boston, and the Ice Team Ice Annual (the largest ice fishing publication in existence). Tim Moore Outdoors is a year-round guide service offering ice fishing trips for lake trout and panfish almost everywhere south of the White Mountain National Forest. An ice fishing trip includes transportation onto the ice via snowmobile, heated fish house, all bait and tackle, and, of course, a knowledgeable professional guide.
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Introduction to Turkey Hunting for Women with Allison Keating of the NH Turkey Federation and B.O.W.

Calling all ladies! Join members of the NH National Wild Turkey Federation and NH Fish and Game's Becoming an Outdoors Woman for an introduction to turkey hunting! The seminar will introduce women to turkey hunting and include information on everything from preparing for the hunt to how to be safe and successful!

Information will also be provided about programs offered in New Hampshire for women to learn more and practice or enhance their exisiting skills! All seminar speakers are volunteers with either the NH National Wild Turkey Federation, The NH Fish and Game's Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, or both, and are experienced NH turkey hunters!
 

 

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Bear archery tactics with Chris Bassingthwaite archery Prostaff and Big Game Hunter for the American Broadhead Company and the Northwood Sporting Journal TV Show.

Bear Archery Tactics and Pro Tips and Pointers to Bag that Elusive Bear. From your bow setup to treestand and ground blind hunting tactics. Chris will also cover the most devastating line of broadheads ever developed by American Broadhead Company.
 

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Becoming a New Hampshire License Guide with Scott Jackson of the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center

Scott Jackson of The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center owns and operates the NH Guide School.  At several shows we put on a 45 minute seminar called "Becoming A New Hampshire Licensed Guide".  It is a comprehensive overview of the knowledge and testing requirements from Fish and Game and covers a host of topics.  This seminar draws quite a crowd from folks that are interesting guiding.

The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center is an organization dedicated to advanced skillset training that will enhance your experiences and success in the woods and on the waters of New England. Whether hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, camping, canoeing, or any other outdoor recreational pursuit, the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center has the classes you need to become a highly skilled outdoorsman or women. Want to become a Registered Maine Guide or Licensed NH Guide? Our guide schools will help you pass some of the toughest outdoor exams in the country. Visit www.NHOutdoorLearning.com to find out more!

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Allagash Tails and Tales with Maine author Tim Caverly


Tim is a retired Maine Park ranger who supervised one of our nation’s wild and scenic rivers “The Allagash” which is located in the heart of the north woods.

This is a multi-media program intended for any school, library, civic organization who would like to have a discussion about our Allagash Tails Collection of books, and one of our nation's premiere Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Narrated by author and former Waterway Supervisor Tim Caverly, the show includes music, scenic and historic photographs as well as stories detailing Tim's personal experiences. Canoeing down the river, people will experience the Allagash in a whole new way.   

     Accompanied by the artistry of Franklin Manzo Jr, the program has been very well received.  By the fall of 2013 Tim had provided 118 programs and reached out to over 3900 students from Maine to N.H.  The programs at schools are in addition to Tim’s visits to countless libraries, civic organizations, retirement communities where Tim has presented. But talking about the books isn't enough for the Allagash Tails guys.   To date, with the support of the King Foundation, banks, health organizations as well as Rotaries, Kiwanis and Lion's Clubs there have been over 1300 books donated to 118 New England schools.

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Vertical Jigging for Stripers & Blues with Capt. Mel True of Fishnet Charters

It's no secret that the most productive method used to catch those big fish is live bait, but what to do if you can't get bait on the day you plan to fish or you run out of bait while on the water? Capt. Mel True has put more bass in the boat in the past two season using various vertical jigging techniques. He'll discuss rods & reels, use of electronics and will recommend several jigs which he has found which produce the best results.

Come see first hand the equipment and techniques used by Fishnet Charters - Capt. Mel True when vertical jigging for bass and blues in MA & RI. There will be a slide show of photos and video showing just how effective this style of fishing can be.

 

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Waterfowl and Deer Hunting Seminars with our Seminar Headliner Bill Saiff III, from Bill Saiff Outdoors

The Bill Saiffs' (son & dad) seminars and clinics have been well attended throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bill's topics include: Turkey, Waterfowl, Great Lakes Fishing and all topics that surround his "Cabin Country" television adventures.  

Waterfowl rigging and calling techniques with Bill Saiff Outdoors
The seminar will offer waterfowl hunters an opportunity to learn more about being a more productive waterfowl hunter. Join legendary waterfowl guide Bill Saiff III as he demonstrates the rigging and calling techniques he uses to take birds in 4
flyways. Tips on duck and goose hunting will be included in these seminars. Join Bill and his crew and see firsthand why his team at Seaway Waterfowl Professionals are the elite guide service in the Atlantic Flyway.

Hunting and Calling Trophy Whitetails with Bill Saiff Outdoors
The thrill of trophy White-tailed deer responding to the call will keep sportsmen on the edge of their seats. This year, Join Bill Saiff III as he explores the world of calling and rattling giant White-tailed deer. With amazing video footage, viewers will see fully mature 300 pound bucks responding to the call. If you like White-tailed Deer, you won't want to miss this exciting seminar.

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Big Woods Bucks and host of Big Woods Adventures TV, Hal Blood, share his expertise with the attendees of your show by conducting some seminars on deer hunting.

For some background information, Hal has been a Master Maine Guide for 3 decades, owns and operates Cedar Ridge Outfitters in Jackman, Maine, has written 2 nationally recognized books on deer hunting, has been featured in DVD’s on deer hunting and moose hunting produced by Big Woods Bucks and has been featured in national monthly publications such as Field and Stream, Outdoor Life and Deer and Deer Hunting. He also writes a monthly column for North Woods Sporting Journal, is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and has recently contracted with Freedom Group ( parent company for Remington, Marlin, Barnes Bullet, and several other major brands) as one of their hunting experts representing Remington, Marlin, Barnes Bullets and Mountain Khaki. Together, we have a TV show title sponsored by Kittery Trading Post aired regionally on Fox 23 Portland, Maine and nationally via our website at bigwoodsbucks.com. The theme of our show is “The perfect mix of education and entertainment”. We also have a 7 member Pro-Staff of qualified seminar speakers who have guided in Maine for many years. Several members have spoken at various major retailer events and trade shows about moose hunting, turkey hunting and bear hunting.


 "Secrets of a Savvy hunter – Unlocking the Code” by BWB Pro-staff member Lorenda Daycoombs

Lorenda runs a guide service in southern Maine and draws quite a crowd about her talks about the art of hunting.  She will be sharing her knowledge and presenting “ Secrets of a Savvy hunter – Unlocking the Code” by BWB Pro-staff member Lorenda Daycoombs. She is a practicing Maine Guide and I might add a damn good hunter. All though a pretty face, she really can hang with us in the woods.

 

 

 

A guide to Trophy Hunting Moose in Maine with Big Woods Bucks pro-staffer Briah Donaghy
If you ever have wondered how the professionals consistently take monster bull moose over 50 inches in Northern New England you have to look no further. Big Woods Bucks Pro-Staffer Brian Donaghy have decades of professional guiding experience between them in all aspects of New England Hunting. Moose hunting is one of their favorites. They will share their knowledge of scouting, habitat, field judging, shot placement, remote camp set-ups, getting your moose out once it is down and time tested and proven techniques for calling the old love sick monster bulls. Come get a snapshot into the world of huge mature bull moose.

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Kayak fishing on the salt with Rick Buss of Belle Isle Kayak Adventures

Rick has been recreationally kayaking for years. He fishes, dives, and snorkels off his kayaks, and calls the waters of Boston Harbor his backyard. As a Navy veteran and former lifeguard, Rick has always been on, under or around the ocean. He has lived in the Belle Isle area for years and can show you a different perspective of Boston.

 

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Capt. Scott Maguire will be presenting "Live Bait, Merrimack River". He will discuss where and how to catch live bait; and where to fish it. Capt. Scott Maguire has been fishing the Merrimack River for more years than he cares to admit. His in-depth knowledge of fishy nooks and cranies in the Merrimack fuels his successful Summer Job Charters service and his must-read "The Merrimack Fishing Report". His clients landed 300+ keepers last year! When he is not chartering or blogging, he actively participates in the Plum Island Surfcasters.

Capt. Scott Maguire will be presenting "Live Bait, Merrimack River". He will discuss where and how to catch live bait. And, where to fish the live bait. Catching and fishing live bait is a highly effective skill. Come and learn how to put more fish in the boat.

Surf Guide Kevin Moore will be presenting "Catching your first striper".
Surf Guide Kevin Moore Kevin Moore will be presenting "Shore Fishing, Plum Island", the most comprehensive collection of hot spots for Plum Island and its adjacent areas. Kevin has been fishing the area for over 30 years. He operates Salty Wader Guide Service and enjoys nothing more than making his clients smile by catching fish. When he is not guiding, he serves on the board of the Plum Island Surfcasters as the Juniors Program Director.  You will not want to miss this!

 

 


Wicked Chunking with Julio Silva
Julio Silva is the President of the Plum Island Surfcasters and the owner of Fish360.net, which provides a FREE internet fishing journal and fishy blog articles. He fishes for anything that swims via shore, boat, kayak, and skishing. Hunting striped bass from the surf via chunks is his expertise. Chunking is smelly, messy, and un-attractive. But, done properly, it's a method that will produce striped bass from keepers to cows on a consistent basis. In his interactive “Wicked Chunking” seminar you will learn field-tested tips and tricks that will help you land more quality fish in less time.

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Bluefin Tuna - From Tiny's to Giants with Captain Nat Moody of First Light Anglers

Proven techniques for catching all sizes of Bluefin, casting, trolling and live bait fishing. This seminar will focus on finding tuna and how to catch them under all conditions. Presented by Captain Nat Moody of First Light Anglers who has charted for these fish since 1995

 

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Training your new hunting dog with  Mitch Filson of Cast & Blast Guide Service

Mitch will be sharing the best tips and techniques for training you new puppy, starting with obedience training. Life comes at a pup from all directions in its first year. It’s fun and exciting but sometimes intimidating–a time when we have to be careful in our approach as we guide, expose and monitor. Mitch will show you how to build on the positive and help them fully realize their predatory instincts and gain self-confidence, yet avoid bad habits. We’re also blending in the basics of obedience so it’s a real balancing act, but for most of us it’s a rewarding experience when we start training a hunting puppy.
 

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Types and styles of Kayaks for fishing with Shawn Roche of Mountain Road Trading Post


Join us for a seminar discussing kayaks and how they have been adapted for fishing. It will include the different types and styles of kayaks used for fishing. Equipment setups and fishing gear will be shown and discussed along with proper paddling techniques and safety.
Shawn Roche is an American Canoe Association and Red Cross trained paddling instructor. Shawn started kayak fishing over 30 years ago and has enjoyed many years of fishing in fresh and salt water.

Shawn will bring with him a few different types of kayaks and gear for you to see.

 

 
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What you need to know about giant bluefin tuna fishing in the Gulf of Maine with Capt. Jeffrey D Foote from Central New Hampshire Guides.

The pros and cons of the vessel types, Rod and Reel classifications and manufacturers. Types of backing material monofilament leader material and the connection procedures for each;
Day of fishing: preparation options and contact information for boxes of bait and ice. Quick advice on how to catch the different hook bait species.
Anchor tactics: basic rigging of an anchor system, including anchor chain links rope length buoy and release system anchor placement in regard to structure wind, current and fleet success
Chum slick: amount of chum , bait placement in slick, shark encounters and management number of rods in the water and presenting them in the slick properly.

Fish on: hook up and clearing lines, stand up tackle versus rod holder or hand line fishing. Boat handling advice and what to expect when the fish gets close. harpoons gaffes and their rigging and backups how to get your catch on the deck and properly take care of it
 

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Ruffed grouse hunting over pointing dogs with Bird Dogs Afield host, Paul Fuller.


Paul Fuller is host and producer of the Bird Dogs Afield TV show seen on WZMY-TV and WebTV at www.birddogsafield.com. Paul's seminar will be a video of grouse and woodcock hunting trips in Northern New England. Enjoy visiting old traditional Maine sporting camps where upland bird hunting is an important part of their season.

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The Kayak Fishing Advantage with Hogy Lures and Hobie Kayak pro-staffer Eric Harrison
 
This seminar will provide an introduction to kayak fishing and introduce the gear you need to get started. Kayaks are a very effective fishing platform and the speaker will also cover the unique advantages of fishing from a kayak. Eric Harrison is an experienced kayak fisherman who fishes year round in his kayak throughout New England.
 
Eric will bring a Hobie kayak to the seminar and share how to rig it for optimal kayak fishing.

 
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Maine Hunters TV - We Hunt New England and Hunting for co with Steve & Russell Beckwith of MaineHunters.com.

Meet the team from the Maine Hunters TV show now exclusive to the Roku TV Channel called New England Outback Network, they will show an action packed series of video footage from seasons, from past and present episodes to give a brief overview of their current show theme "We Hunt New England"!Join them for a general discussion on just what ROKU TV is and added discussion on deer calling tips, coyote hunting tips, rabbit hunting tips, habitat, trail cam placement, bear hunting and everything in between!Show Host - Steve Beckwith defines the team vision of what a Maine or New England Hunter is to many hunters across New England: "Any person
Maine Hunters TVthat fully enjoys the pursuit of his or her intended species with the end results being an accomplished and happy hunter regardless of sex, weights, bag limits or protruding extremities!"
Steve Beckwith - Maine Hunter

Steve Beckwith - Owner of MaineHunters.com, MaineGuidedHunts.com, CoyoteCrosshairs.com, MoosePermit.com and MultitaskWebsites.com. He is a Registered Maine Guide and Guide School Instructor, with over 40 years of hunting experience in New England.


Steve has hunted with his good friend and whitetail tracking legend, Lane Benoit, calling in for Lane one of his first Maine turkeys in 2009. He has also hunted with and filmed for other TV hunting show personalities. Steve is an accomplished and experienced New England Hunter, with many tricks to share with others!

Picture: Steve Beckwith (right) with Lane Benoit

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Basic Targert Archery and the NTS form with Mike Bolduc from Archery in Motion

Introduction to basic target archery, safety, and the NTS form that is used by the Olympic Target Archers.

This will introduce archers to the biomechanics of shooting a bow. We will show arechers how to properly execute the form using a bow and other training equipment.

Information will be provided about programs that are run in the area, JOAD and the latest Adult Archery Archievement Program formerly known as SOAD (Senior Olympic Archery Development)

Mike from Archery In Motion otherwise know as A.I.M. with an introduction seminar into the world of target archery and the NTS form.

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Sea Duck Hunting with Clifton Ames from Ten Mile Guide Service

Seminars will be a description and video of sea duck hunting off the coast. Clifton Ames will talk about different species and techniques for hunting them on the salt. He will teach you about deploying methods for your decoys. Important safety tips and techniques for the waterfowl hunters and their canine friends.

Sea duck hunting is a long time tradition here in the mid-coast area. Penobscot Bay and surrounding areas host ideal habitat to large flocks of resident as well as migrating sea ducks. Imagine watching the sun rise over the ocean while hunting for Eiders, Old Squaws, and Scoters off the picturesque coast of Maine. Clifton will talk about sea duck hunts that offer an exciting alternative to the classic puddle-duck hunting experience.

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Haint Philosophy: Gobbling up Long Beards with Fred Bird of Down N Dirty Outdoors

Many turkey hunters have tried their hand at gobbling over the years, but not until the arrival of Down N Dirty Outdoor's Haint Gobble Call has there been a call so devastating to the health and well being of a lovesick Spring Tom, and so productive for the modern Turkey Hunter. Learn the Haint Philosophy with Down N Dirty Outdoor's and Mossy Oak Pro Staffer, Fred Bird. Fred will discuss calling technique, tactics, and safety. Fred is a New Hampshire native and does the majority of his hunting at home, the skills he will present to you are absolutely proven in the NH woods. Listen to Fred explain why we as turkey hunters have had it backwards all these years, and join in his excitement when he tells you to "Embrace the henned up Longbeard!"
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Archery Shooting seminar with Dan Zecker of Big Al's Archery

This seminar will teach proper form for both olympic style and compound archery. Steve Jordon who also runs the Big Al's Joad program will teach proper form for the olympic style. Steve is a level 4 accredited coach. Dan Zecker will teach compound archery. Dan has won many state and regional shooting events and is both an accomplished archer and coach. Some of Dan's students have been ranked in the top 5 in the country. He also owns and operates Big Al's Archery in Seabrook, N.H.

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)

 This seminar is geared to the junior olympic archery development program. This program is geared to teaching children safety and proper shooting techniques. The program has different achievment levels from the very beginner to the golden olympian where children and young adults can advance as far as the olympic team. Ages run from 5 years to 20 years old. Our most important asset in archery, just as in life, is our youth. The NAA's JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program promotes the sport of archery with young people. It stresses qetting a bow in hand quickly (instead of boring the kid with lectures), yet doing so safely, and focuses on the positive aspects of the sport. The USA's last Olympic Gold and Silver Medal archers started out as JOAD archers. While the Olympic effort IS important, JOAD recognizes that it is far more important that archery be a fun and positive experience such that the young archer will continue to enjoy the sport throughout life. The JOAD coach knows this and strives to promote success and a positive attitude. Archery is a sport for a lifetime.
Big Al's Archery JOAD club is offering weekly archery lessons for students ages 6-18 (Sr. division also available). The club meets weekly for each eight week session. Stop by Big Al's Archery booth for more details.

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How Climate Change is Impacting NH Fish and Wildlife with wildlife bioligist Eric Orff

Eric Orf has many titles including, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Author, Wildlife Lecturer and Wildlife Photographer. Eric will focus a lot on moose since our population has decline some 40 percent in the last decades thanks to our warming winters. In fact Fish and Game has had to cut moose hunting permit numbers 60 percent the past five years because of the decline. This spring Fish and Game will be setting the moose season for the next two years. Our moose biologist expects a further reduction in moose permit numbers.

From too many ticks on our moose to northern waters too hot for brook trout New Hampshire is warming up too fast for some of this state's wildlife. Even the Gulf of Maine has warmed too much for our native shrimp causing a collapse in numbers there. Our wildlife is telling us to "Turn down the heat." The Fish and Game Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated to plan for ways to help our wildlife adapt to a changing New Hampshire.

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Bow Hunting: Getting to your deer stand without spooking your prey with Jim's Trix

Jim will share with you info from his DVD. My hunting partner; Keith Regan, and I have harvested 250 white tails in the last twenty years with bow and arrows in MA, NH, ME, VT, CT, NY, PA and IL.  We have accomplished this without the use of guns, guides, outfitters, private reserves, island hunts, fenced in deer or exclusive rights to private property.  Anyone could have received permission in any of our spots or could have just walked into the woods and shot any of these bucks.  We do not use plastic or wooden calls, scouting cameras, scent locked suits, scent killers, or bottled buck lures.   I hunt three days a week before or after work, if I am lucky, every weekend and one weeks¡¯ vacation every year. 

Starting with where you aim at a deer, how to get a deer to stand in the exact spot you want it to stand, how to put two arrows in the same deer before it is out of bow range (and it has nothing to do with shooting fast) or shooting two arrows at the same time.  My favorites trick is one I call the SW buster.  That trick alone puts at least two deer in my freezer every year!  Another few of my favorite tricks are what I call S&S in the dark and make the harvest at dawn.

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When you Talk the Talk, the Gobblers will Walk the Walk


Ken Hammel is from Altoona, PA and is the owner of Mountain Hollow Game Calls, Inc. He is also a member of the prestigious Mossy Oak and Browning Pro Staff. He has been hunting for over thirty years and has spent many hours in the woods learning the ways of the Wild Turkey. He has harvested many Gobblers in his lifetime in over fifteen states and Canadian provinces, and is very thankful for the game he has taken. He will share many hunting tips and some of his own experiences with you. He will show you how to call in that big Tom and demonstrate the right way to use mouth calls and friction calls.

Because of his knowledge and experience, this seminar will help you the Turkey Hunter learn the technique of true turkey talk when using calls that you have put in your vest, allowing you to harvest the Gobbler of a lifetime.
 

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Calling Whitetail's with Advanced Scent Hunting Techniques with Knight Rifles Pro Staffer Dean Vanier of North Woods Common Scents.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you can increase your odds of success hunting deer in the woods of New Hampshire. This session features Dean Vanier of NorthWoods Common Scents, who has more than 35 years experience pursuing whitetails in the New England woodlands. Born and raised in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Vanier's extensive hunting and trapping experience has given him an intimate knowledge and unique perspective on calling and scent hunting whitetails. The seminar begins with scouting tips and info on what to look for in the deer woods. Then, learn about the whitetail's most effective defense mechanism and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage. Vanier's surefire strategy is that by fooling the whitetail's ears, eyes and nose, you can and will bring deer to you. During the session, Vanier will break down each of the three phases of the deer rut and explain how the rut's progression dictates which calls and what types of scent to use. He demonstrates the variety of deer lures available, their intended use and how deer respond to them. You'll learn typical calling and scent hunting tips and get an introduction to advanced calling and scent hunting techniques. This seminar will give you a whole new perspective on hunting whitetails by calling and using deer lures.
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Hunting the North American Whitetail Deer Rattling, Calling, and Scents

Ken Hammel grew up in Altoona P.A. He has been a whitetail hunting fanatic since the age of twelve. He has thirty years of experience hunting the North American Whitetail Deer, in fact in ten consecutive deer seasons he harvested bucks scoring 130 to 189 7/8inches on the Boone and Crocket Gross Scale. He also has harvested in his hunting endeavors three Giant Whitetails scoring over 170 inches of antler, all on public land where anyone can hunt. Ken is also a member of the prestigious Mossy Oak Pro Staff and the Browning Pro Staff.

Ken is a nationally known caller and hunter. His expertise in hunting the Whitetail Deer has allowed him to be successful in the many States and Canadian Provinces that he hunts. He has harvested over 100 whitetails in his lifetime, 70 percent of them being bucks.

His knowledge on how to rattle in the Big North American Whitetail Deer is second to none. He has rattled, called, and used scents in order to be successful time and time again. Come along and listen to Ken speak on how to help you understand how to rattle in those incredible big whitetails to your tree stand in your neck of the woods.

Ken is the Owner of Mountain Hollow Game Calls, Inc. Because of his knowledge of rattling, building grunt calls, and using deer scents, his seminars will help you the deer hunter to outwit that big buck of a lifetime.

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Dave Trahan from ON POINT KENNEL will be doing a seminar about training your Point Dog for hunting. Topics that will be handled include bird work, retrieving of game, e-collar and good house manners. Dave and his wife have hunted from New England to as far as Montana with their dogs. All of their dogs have been proven in field test under the German test system and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.

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Fly Fishing New Hampshire’s with Jim Norton of Trout Unlmited

New Hampshire offers the opportunity to fish for wild brook trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout. The presentation covers major rivers as well as smaller streams and ponds.

Presenter; Jim Norton, of New Hampshire Rivers Guide Service is a licensed New Hampshire guide and member of the New Hampshire Guides Association.

Jim is the author of Granite Lines published in 2010 and wrote a monthly column for the Union Leader/Sunday News for almost twenty years as well as articles for other publications and magazines.
Jim’s column now appears monthly in the New Hampshire Outdoor Gazette.

Jim spends the majority of his time guiding on New Hampshire waters and has fished from Alaska to Newfoundland.

Jim is a featured speaker at shows, clubs and events throughout New England; conducts Fly Tying seminars and the Northeast Fly Fishing School.

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Fly & Light spin fishing on the Merrimack - This past year's season with Captain Charles Crue.

Merrimack River estuary fishing using flies and lures, tackle, techniques, and results will be presented. Captain Charles Crue is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. He has over 20 years experience fishing for striped bass and bluefish. He is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, American Littoral Society, Plum Island Surfcasters, and the New England Saltwater Flyrodders.

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The GPS and Hunting with it with Jason Parent from New Hampshire Guide Services

The GPS has become and instrumental part of every hunters repertoire. Join us to learn how to best use your GPS to increase your success rate while hunting large game in New England and Canada. Learn how to use your GPS and how it can be used in combination with your computer to scout locations in your favorite hunting areas.

 

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Trophy Brook trout fishing with Maine Master Guide Bob Howe

Bob Howe, the owner of Pine Grove Lodge, has been a Reg. Maine Master Guide for 35 years! He has been teaching people to fly fish for many of those years. Whether you are interested in Fly fishing, trolling, or bait fishing for Trophy Brook Trout, then you will want to catch Bob Howe's seminar. His seminar will cater to the audience's interest. He will display a Power Point presentation on Maine fishing with many segments of how to catch trophy brook trout. Bob has caught over 60 that were over 4 lbs and 28 over 6 lbs. These are all breeders so he catches and releases, all of them. Learn where do you have to go or what you need to do and all for the serious anglers who wants to target these trophy fish. He explains the emphasis about paying attention to small details, water temps and food sources. Very informative seminar and he always interacts with those present in the room.

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U.S. Coast Gaurd Auxilary - "America's Volunteer Lifesavers"

The Auxiliary is the uniformed, civilian arm of Team Coast Guard. Most people know us through our public boating safety classes and free Vessel Safety Checks. We also conduct safety patrols on Seacoast waterways, during which we might be called upon to do anything from search and rescue to environmental monitoring. We work side-by-side with the active duty Coast Guard on missions from watchstanding in the tower to going to sea aboard Coast Guard Cutters.

Stop by our booth to learn more about boating safety equipment, sign up for classes, find out about joining, or just to talk about boating!

http://www.uscgauxnh.org

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Bagging the newest NH state record with John Klucky??

Every hunters dream, you never know what might just walk right in front of you. Come hear how lucky John Klucky from Klucky's Outdoor Adventures came across possibly the newest state record. John will also have the mount available for your viewing at the expo.

Breaking News...quoted from:
http://www.kluckysoutdooradventures.com/nhrecord.html

"New Hampshire State Record In Jeopardy!
November 25, 2006 John Klucky of Klucky's Outdoor Adventures looks to have broken the current New Hampshire State Record with this 15 point typical deer. The deer was shot between 8-9 am in Allenstown, New Hampshire with a Shot Gun. Weighing 167 lbs., the deer's gross green score is 200 inches. After all of the deductions the green net score is 187-5/8 inches! This should break the current New Hampshire State Record but only time will tell after the 60 drying period. Stay tuned for more information."

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