To say that hunting is a long standing tradition in NH, or anywhere for that matter, is an
understatement. All clay target shooting evolved from hunters wishing to improve their
wing shooting skills or perhaps get more of it and then to compete on the shooting fields
to test these skills. "Hunter's" as used here is meant to encompass all forms of hunting
including big game, small game, upland and waterfowl. With that said this section is
dedicated to the activities of our NHCTA trapshooters hunting exploits. Please feel free to
submit your pictures and/or stories.
Opening Day Landlocked Salmon
Frank Culbertson, fishing with Felipe Garcia, sent along this picture of Felipe holding a nice pair of landlocks
taken on Lake Winnipesaukee. I'm not sure were I heard this but I believe Frank was fishing a sink tip flyline
with a Red Grey Ghost, a variant of Carrie Steven's famous Grey Ghost streamer. Felipe was using worms.
This is my story and I'm sticking to it until I get more information.
Check out this amazing picture of Jim Gallagher (Hancock, NH) with 12 of 14 coyotes
he took during January and February. We know Jim's a pretty good shotgun man but
apparently he's just as good with a rifle.
Here are some photos from Frank's fall hunting around Lyndeborough, NH.
(Clockwise from upper left )
1-A eight pound jake
2-Frank with his dog "Scout" and her first partridge
3-Frank on opening day with a nice 18 1/2 pound tom sporting a 10 1/2" beard
Felipe's Eight Pointer
Here's Felipe Garcia with a nice eight pointer he shot Sunday morning 11/6/11 with his muzzle
loader around 9AM. The buck weighed in at 155lbs dressed. The youngster in the picture is
Felipe's grandson Jason who looks forward to following his grandfather's footsteps in the future.
Jake's Spring Gobbler
Mike says "He strikes again." Jake made it a short day by getting this 21# Tom (10" beard)
6:20AM on opening day of the youth season. Good shooting Jake!
Fall Hunting in Wyoming
Mike, Theresa and Jake are at it once again. The Blaisdell's are shown below enjoying a
successful antelope hunt in Wyoming with "Mr. 400" and fellow All-American Phil Kiner.
Not sure who got what but good shooting everybody!
FALL HUNTING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (2010)
Once again it's time for many of you to put down the trap gun and pick up your field gun or
rifle. As in the past we ask NHTA member's to share their field experiences with us and
Jeff Lafleur did just that by submitting this picture of a 17 point 700 pound bull moose he
shot, on opening day, with his cousin Gary Lavoie, up in Gr
That's Kim and Jeff's son Gavin on the left and Jeff says he's ready to go which is not
surprising as hunting is a tradition in both of his parent's families.
4/20/2010-near Amirillo, Texas
The Son-of-a-Gun Does it Again
Like Trap & Field this is the field part! This kid who shares his name with a young male
turkey has bagged this beautiful Rio Grande long beard while hunting with his Dad Mike
Blaisdell on the famous Frying Pan Ranch in Texas. If your curious ask Jake or Mike why
they're holding up those high brass Remington shells!
“Go hunting with your boy today and you won’t have to hunt for him tomorrow”
-Herb Parsons All-American Trap and Skeet shooter, ATA Hall of Fame inductee,
exibition shooter and hunter.
JAKE DOES IT AGAIN!
Pretty much everyone in the NH trapshooting community knows Jake Blaisdell and has watched him for
quite awhile now as weedlike he continues to sprout into a young man. Although he hasn't started on the
"clay" birds he's not doing bad with the real ones. Last year we saw a picture of him with his first gobbler
( & doe). Now, below, we see him again with his first rooster. Way to go Jake!
Well they say the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree and here's a good example.
Jake Blaisdell, a future NH trapshooter, hunting with Dad Mike, gets his first turkey and
also his first deer. Congratulations Jake!
Note: The rest of you folks out there hunting this fall who are successful should feel free
to send us your pictures also.