News from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
November 2, 2007

Phone: (603) 271-3211
Email: info@wildlife.nh.gov
For information and online licenses, visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us

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CONTACTS:
Karina Jolles: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211             
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
November 2, 2007

"Let's Go Fishing" Volunteer Ice Fishing Instructor Training Offered

CONCORD, N.H. -- Attention anglers!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department needs you as a volunteer ice fishing instructor for the Let's Go Fishing program, where you'll have a chance to teach ice fishing to youth and adults.  The Let's Go Fishing program has two opportunities coming up for ice fishing instructor certification training:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive in Concord; and
  • Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fish and Game Region 1 at 629B Main Street in Lancaster.

Light refreshments and lunch will be served at both trainings.  The certification program is required in order to be an instructor in this popular, long-standing program.

To sign up for the training, send in a completed Let's Go Fishing volunteer application, which can be printed from the Fish and Game website at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm (click here), or request a form by contacting Lisa Collins at aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov or (603) 271-3212. 

Please call and/or have your application in by November 21, 2007, to reserve your spot.

The Let's Go Fishing Program's ice fishing classes are fun, easy to teach and becoming more popular each year.  The instructor trainings will cover the ins and outs of Let's Go Fishing program operation, teaching techniques and policy and procedures.  You'll also learn how to work with teachers and schoolchildren; about winter pond ecology and what happens under the ice; and get an overview of equipment and safety guidelines.

After completing the training, participants have the opportunity to join an existing team of volunteer ice fishing instructors who present programs across the state.  The Let's Go Fishing program also offers basic freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, fly tying, fly fishing and saltwater fly fishing.

Over the past ten years, thousands of children and adults have learned to be safe, ethical and successful anglers through the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program -- a true user-pay, user-benefit program.  Purchases of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels, along with license sales, help fund sport fish and wildlife restoration in New Hampshire, in turn providing opportunities for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-associated recreation.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

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