Outdoors / Recreation

Peg Sullivan takes it easy on one of her last training runs near her home in Hartland, Vt., on April 15, 2015, before the Boston Marathon. Sullivan, who started running long distances in high school, has been running for forty years. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Ready to Run: After Many Years, Boston Remains Unique for Hartland Resident

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hartland — It was a busy workday for Peg Sullivan at Mt. Ascutney Hospital on April 15, 2013. When she got home, she opened her personal email to find it packed with frantic inquiries from friends and relatives asking if she was all right. That was how she heard about the horror on Boylston Street. She let them know she …

Turkey Program Unites Students And Mentors

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dousman, Wis. — Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years. Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn’t considered hunting for dinner until her 11-year-old daughter got the family into archery. One is a traditional path to hunting, the other pretty rare. Both converged recently …

Python Hunt Planned in Fla.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Come to South Florida. Lie on the beach. Play golf. Kill pythons. The nation’s hunters will again be invited to visit South Florida to take out the Burmese pythons that have staked a claim to the top of the Everglades food chain. The Python Challenge, which drew more than 1,500 hunters in 2013, …

Best Ice Fishing Still Lies Ahead

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The ice fishing season got off to a slow start ,but when the cold weather finally hit, the action was great. Thick ice allowed anglers to use their trucks and snowmobiles to get them to their most productive spots. Lakes and ponds were producing good catches, at least …

Shed Deer Antlers a Buried Treasure

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Caledonia, Wis. — The woods and fields of Wisconsin’s northern Racine County were traced with wildlife highways. We first followed parallel game trails through a block of woods. With at least a foot of snow on the landscape for the last month, the animals were in no mood …

Outdoor Notes: N.H. Bans Hunting Drones

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Count New Hampshire among the states taking steps to mitigate the effects of technology on fair chase hunting. The New Hampshire Fish & Game Commission on Wednesday approved legislation banning the use of aerial drones, smart rifles and video equipment capable of sending real-time alerts for hunting purposes. …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre’s Glueck Seventh at Nordic Jr. Nationals

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Soda Springs, Calif. — Ford Sayre’s Adam Glueck kicked off his visit to the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals on Tuesday with an All-American finish in the opening sprint. Glueck earned the notice in the boys U16 division. …

More Recreation Briefs: WTU Banquet March 28

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lebanon — Whitetails Unlimited will hold its New Hampshire Deer Camp social hour and banquet on March 28 at the Lebanon Elks Club begnning at 5 p.m. The event features raffles, auctions and door prizes featuring a wide array of firearms, outfitter packages, hunting equipment, artwork and collectibles. …

Time to Get Out

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bobby Antonacci, of Quechee, serves the ball while playing platform or paddle tennis with Dan Hall, of Quechee, at the Quechee Club on Wednesday. Antonacci and Hall said Wednesday’s warm sunshine was a rare treat for paddle tennis …

Devoted to the Day

Sunday, March 8, 2015

For Rick Montgomery and his 15-year-old son, Zack, this was good fishing weather. Seriously? In the cold? With snow sweeping across Shawnee Mission Lake in Shawnee, Kan.? With the suburban lake mostly covered with ice? Yup. When the …

They’ve Gone Critter Hunting for a Cause

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tonganoxie, Kan. — They came from across eastern Kansas and western Missouri, 99 two-person teams for the competition. Team names such as “Tree Rat Assassins” and “Squirrelnado” left no doubt the gathering of hunters were hoping to bag a few squirrels and have some fun. “I guess the …

Hanover Peewee Elite Wins States, Going to Regionals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wolfeboro, n.h. — The Hanover Hockey Association’s Peewee Elite squad swept a best-two-of-three series from Nashua Pro Ambitions to earn a Granite State League Tier I state championship and earn an invitation to USA Hockey’s New England regional …

Getting Ahead on the Slopes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

With vacation weeks soon fading, spring skiing and value season are on the horizon. It’s a time when ski areas begin to unveil next year’s season pass deals often with enticing incentives like using it this March and …