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 As a growing number of Granite State residents raise chickens, an increasing number of wildlife species are recognizing unprotected poultry as an easy food source.
“Fish and Game strongly rec- ommends that the public take a responsible approach to pro- tecting their chickens and other livestock, one that is beneficial to both the state’s wildlife and a homeowner’s property and re- sources,” said Andrew Timmins, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Bear Proj- ect Leader. “Each summer, an increasing number of bears and other wildlife are killed by home-
Bears and Other Predators
Go Electric: Protect Your Chickens from
owners protecting poultry and other livestock from predation. This does not represent a sustain- able approach to managing our wildlife resources.”
Electric fencing is the most ef- fective and proactive method of keeping bears and other wildlife out of chicken coops and areas where livestock is contained. Wildlife predators are readily tempted by easily accessible and high-quality foods, which include chicken and poultry grain. In New Hampshire, many chickens are free-ranging or insecurely housed which makes them vul- nerable to predation. A properly constructed electric fence will
effectively prevent coop entry by tions.
bears and other wildlife. Electric “Electric
fencing represents a lasting solu- fence packages are readily avail- tion to adverse wildlife interac- able from a variety of stores and
distributors in New Hampshire. If properly maintained, this equipment will last many years thereby making the financial investment a very reasonable one,” said Daniel Bailey, Fish and Game’s Wildlife Damage Specialist. “Be responsible, go electric!”
See a brochure on protecting chickens with electric fencing at: ments/chickens.pdf.
Learn more about civilized solutions to wildlife problems by visiting
 poultry and bee
Summer Hours at the Minot-Sleeper Library Start July 1
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A Metaphysical Imporium. Culture. Art. Jewelry. Herbal Medicine & much, much more.
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   The Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol will shift to summer hours starting on July 1st. Summer hours are as follows:
Monday: 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday: 1 PM to 8 PM Wednesday: 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday: 10 AM to 6 PM Friday:10AMto6PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 2 PM
The library’s summer hours are designed to accommodate the Bristol Summer Concert Series events, which are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM in Kelley Park throughout the months of July and August.
Regular hours will resume
on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Call the library at (603)744-3352 or visit for information about upcoming events, book groups, Summer Reading, and to reserve passes for parks, beaches, and museums.
                         4th of July Boat Parade
Saturday, July 2nd • Promptly at 1pm Raindate: Sunday, July 3th
Boat Awards for Best Dressed Most Enthousiastic& Most Original
Judges will be seated at the foot of the lake. All boats will line up at foot of the lake in front of Big Catch and will hug the shore line along Lakeside Ave, thru the Mayhew Channel past West Shore gas pump, back to foot for awards.
For information call Trish @ Experience Newfound 508-596-9791
      Spring Carpet Cleaning Sale!
400 sq ft for $175
Call 603-744-8822 to book your appointment

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