All hunts include pre-scouting, stand setup, transportation to and from stand locations, field dressing, game retrieval, transportation to registration station.

All guide obligations end upon registration of animal

The 2008 season saw a huge increase of hunters in the area I have hunted for 22 years. This increase affected deer numbers and their movements in that area. I have scouted and chosen some new areas to place stands in order to provide a better chance for my clients to harvest deer. I will still hunt this area, just more selectively and using different tactics. Check back in August/September for trail cam photos from the new areas.

I guide moose in WMU L, M, G, E3, F, I1, I2, J2, and K. However, WMU L and M are my specialty. Moose are extremely difficult to find during moose season in these zones. I only guide in areas that I know very well. These are zones that I hunt or scout every year. I put in a great deal of time to find moose, not just moose sign. I already know where the moose are. I don’t have to go find them, just keep tabs on them.

I guide on 3000 acres of land in WMU G. I have 4 – 6 active bait sites. Sites are usually baited for two weeks prior to the hunt. Most sites are mixed within heavy stands of Beech trees acting as a natural attractant for bears. Hunters can expect to see bears on an almost daily basis. Cubs and sows with cubs are off limits. Sows only mate every two years unless their cubs get killed by hunters, cars, or boars (male bears.) The sow is the cubs only line of defense against boars. Boars will try to kill cubs to encourage sows to come into heat and mate.

By1854, turkeys had completely disappeared in NH because of habitat loss and market and subsistence hunting. In 1975, NH Fish and Game released 25 wild turkeys into the state. Today there are an estimated 40,000 birds.
The average tom weighs 18 – 24 lbs. A 24 lb. tom is not uncommon in southern NH. Some of my personal bests are a 20 lb. and a 20 1/2 lb. Both sporting over 10 inch beards and 1 inch spurs. Their home range can be as much as 5 square miles so sometimes keeping up with them is a task, especially in the over populated souteastern part of the state.