welcome to New Hampshire’s wild side I’mMark Beauchesne and I’m Christina Luppiwe’ll take you behind the scenes of theNew Hampshire Fish and Game Departmentto learn more about the people andprojects of your wildlife agency we’llshare with you tips and tactics to helpyou make the most of your time while inNew Hampshire’s woods and waters andalong the way you’ll meet real peoplewho love life outdoorsnow let’s discover more about NewHampshire’s wild sideI got started in this it’s abit of a long story with ManchesterMemorial High School they started totrap team my freshman year and I’vealways been interested in being part ofa team because I have medical conditionsthat prevent me from doing anythingcontact or track-and-field related so Iwent home to my mom and told her hey I’mgonna join the trap team and she’slike track you can’t you can’t run soI’m like no trap like shotgun shootingand she turns to me she goes you’venever shot a shotgun in your life whyshe always told me to try new things sowe went to the intro shoot and theythrew targets for the new kids to trythe first shot she missed the secondshot she hit she turned around with thebiggest smile on her face and said Ineed one of these she has been hookedever sincemy very first competition was MA Stateshoot three years ago. was really excited I was happy because Igot to do something part of a team andadrenaline rush was huge for me I justhad like a whole lot of adrenaline I wasreally excited I was jumpy I was soready to go oh I was so excited to beable to get like a five on on the fieldin general and now, now it’s a bigdifference so I’m excited when I getfives on each stations or 20sAIM is a youth organization under the umbrella ofthe Amateur trap shooters association andit AIM stands for academics integrityand marksmanship and it’s designed tohelp the kids get from entry levelshooters and hopefully stay in theprogram through adulthood. I’ve been doing this for around threeyears now I originally started shootingwhen I was eight years old I started offwith handguns and moved my way upI started in hunter-safety and Mike ourcoach , he at the end he’s like doesanybody want to do trap shooting?my first competition was a little nervous and we got there and I was in the firstround with all the adults and it wasdoubles so two of them went up and Ithink I did I think I came in third outof five adults. this is like a like a very close family. being able to be part of the team isreally huge in a sense for me I love thefact that you have the camaraderie as agroup of not just people that know eachother but almost like a separate family in a sense. this has been the coolest everI have enjoyed watching the studentscome alive and it’s just been I was justtalking with Holden’s dad a little while agoit’s like it’s just been really funwatching him blossom out you know hecame with an old pump shotgun and youknow he shot my gun one weekend and nowhe’s got a new gun and just smash it’sjust so cool you know new talent come upI’d love to do it the rest of my lifeit’s a fun sport and you get to me a lotof new people. I definitely see this as alifelong sport because it’s a lot ofpeople that you get to meet and how muchfun it is and the adventures youbasically get to go on in this. Collegiality, one of the most onionscholarships that I know of is femaleshooting so I definitely want to go forscholarships in that. to see them succeed, to set a realistic goal and come backto the line and be like I hit five youknow and then have that number slowlyprogressed to you know I did a 23 todayor for them to sit there and go I justget my first 25 and you go yeah andthey’re like oh my gosh you know thatwhole the light up the the camaraderiethat they do and nobody’s trying tooutdo the other person because you’retrying to beat yourself. There’s some kids needed organization and they need to besomething like this they need to beoutside they need to be doing somethingthat connects them with culture andhistory and the trapshooting gets themwith the shotguns and everything it’sit’s just a cool experience for them. Each year New Hampshire Fish and Game’shunter education program with the helpof over 450 volunteer instructors trainsover 3,000 students in hunter andtrapper education. learn more abouthunting in New Hampshire at HuntNH. comhi we’re at the Seacoast we’re gonna goexploring in the intertidal zone let’sgo see what we can findthe intertidal zone is the area wherethe ocean meets the land. this is the area where we’ll find tidal pools. tidal pools are formed as the tide goes outwater and critters like the stripedkillifish and sticklebacks they gettrapped in the rocky poolsthese unique habitats are a fun place toexplore. tidal pools provide feeding opportunities for seabirds and water birds like these common eiders it allowsthem to hone their fish catching skillsoh look a hermit crabhermit crabs don’t have a shell whenthey’re born they have to find a snailshell to live in as they grow biggerthey have to switch out their shells andto find one that fits them better. okay let’s put him back in the waterhere’s a green crab they are not nativeand are considered invasivehere we have a sand shrimp. They are fast swimmers with a translucent body makingthem difficult to seelifting rocks moving seaweed can reveallots of hidden creaturestry to replace rocks right where youfound themthat was so much fun. Tide Pooling is agreat activity to do with kids or forthe young at heart you never know whatyou’re gonna find so get outside andexplorelate summer is the perfect time to visitGreat Bay Discovery Center you mighteven get to touch a horseshoe crab oryou may find a horseshoe crab molt whileyou discover Great Bay. hey guys it’s me Laura from the morning buzz. Another year for our lend a helping hand radio auctionfishing trip. This year things turned outa little different. this is the O’Rourkefamily from Manchester New Hampshire nowGail I bought this for her husband Steveas a gift I think Steve found out he wasgoing to be fishing against me got alittle nervous and decided his daughterJulia who got a great report carddeserve this as they surprise. so weknow Steve’s afraid to fish against meand it was so great of him to donatethis to his daughter Julia. Julia, are youready to go fishing?Yeah, let’s go. okay Julie if we’re gonna cast right nowokaywhat we do is we’re gonna leave the wormthese are our wacky worm so the best youcan hold this flip this over go backjust like in your softball when you’rebatting you’re gonna throw it and youlet go then flip this over and thenyou’re gonna start whacking your wormOh I feel it!You gotta keep you pole down. C’mong fishes eat my worm. Eat my sugar sticknot even a fighti still feel like i’m going to winoh I lost him. see it didn’t count. I reeled him in and I lost him so it doesn’t count. You have it get them on board for it to count. Fish on!How Big?That’s a tiny one!shhhh. we don’t want to put that one on. c’mon big guy I know you’re there. is that a fish?I got himisn’t it great?Can i throw him back in? Thank you fishy fish. is it a branch? It’s not fighting me. Now he’s fighting. That’s a big oneThat’s what we like. A little jump to make a nice picture. I got it!well Julia I want to thank you so muchfor coming out fishing with me did youhave a good time?yeahWhat was your favorite part of today?Catching a fish and the ride. Don’t you love that feeling of catching a fish theshakes maybe you smile do you thinkyou’re gonna stick with fishing? Awesome!we hope you enjoyedthis episode of New Hampshire’s wildsideremember to check back to see newcontent on NH wildside. com Until nexttime I’m Mark Beauchesne and I’mChristina Luppi. thanks for watchingthanks for watching to learn more aboutlife outdoors and New Hampshire Fish andGame, check out these videos and rememberto subscribe.