November 12, 2010 
Bob Harris reaches 4- year anniversary with GRA
Popular weekly column "Outdoors & Free" continues to educate, entertain

GOFFSTOWN - Four years ago, local resident and former Goffstown News and Weare Free Press columnist Bob Harris opened a new chapter in his life when he joined the Goffstown Residents Association as a regular weekly columnist.

Since November 10th, 2006, Mr. Harris' weekly column entitled "Outdoors & Free" has appeared on this website, and quickly established a base of loyal readers from as far away as California.

Mr. Harris has lived in Goffstown for 44 years with his wife Betty and son Christopher.  He has been a professional outdoors columnist since 1962 (48 years), having started his career in Derry, N.H., writing for the Derry Shoppers World.  His free-lance featured columns, articles and photos have appeared in numerous local, state and regional publications that include the Goffstown News, Goffstown Spirit, The Weare Free Press and the Weare Register to name but a few.

Mr. Harris has also covered subjects on boating, canoeing, camping, environmental/conservation issues and concerns (both state and national), wildlife issues and profiles, sportsmen’s’ issues of local, state and national concerns, hunting, shooting and fishing subjects of fresh and saltwater fishing and fly-fishing.

He is a senior active member of several professional writers groups that include the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) and the Outdoor Writers Forum.  He is also a Life Benefactor member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), New Hampshire Firearms Coalition (NHFC), life member of the North American Fishing Club and a member of Crappie Unlimited.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Harris served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) and also at the Jacksonville, Florida Naval Air Station, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Thank you, Bob, for your entertaining and educational articles, from the entire membership of the Goffstown Residents Association!


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