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Steve Lawson, of Etna, leashes his 11-month-old English setter Tula while searching for a woodcock he shot while hunting at the Baum Conservation Area in Hanover, N.H. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Lawson described himself as an

Steve Lawson, of Etna, leashes his 11-month-old English setter Tula while searching for a woodcock he shot while hunting at the Baum Conservation Area in Hanover, N.H. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Lawson described himself as an "adult onset hunter," progressing from deer and turkey to small game bird hunting. It is Tula's first hunting season, having been trained to point with pigeons. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News photographs — James M. Patterson

Steve Lawson, of Etna, holds a woodcock he shot while hunting with his English setter Tula, and a friend at the Baum Conservation Area in Hanover, N.H. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Lawson described the meat as

Steve Lawson, of Etna, holds a woodcock he shot while hunting with his English setter Tula, and a friend at the Baum Conservation Area in Hanover, N.H. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Lawson described the meat as "delicious," and a little like venison. New Hampshire's Woodcock season begins Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 10-25-2023 10:23 PM

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