From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- Hunters may be able to increase the odds of harvesting a whitetail this fall by attending a free talk on improving deer-hunting strategies. The talk will be held Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, in Concord.
Whitetail deer hunting in New Hampshire is challenging, and understanding deer sign can help hunters come up with a deer hunting plan to increase chances of bagging a buck this fall. Presenter Dave Priebe, a seasoned outdoorsman, lifelong naturalist and volunteer New Hampshire hunter education instructor, will be making the talk.
Priebe's talk explores some key points of deer biology, such as the rut-the phases of male whitetail deer breeding behavior's well as scouting and identification of classes of deer, hunting techniques and strategy during each rut phase, areas of greatest deer activity and the effects of food, water, weather and humans on deer behavior.
"Scouting is more than knowing deer are around. It's getting to know the deer you're after," Priebe said.
Pre-registration is not required. For more information about the 2011 fall hunting talk series which continues through Sept. 14, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Newsroom/News_2011/News_2011_Q3/hunt_talk_overview_080911.html.