Major Tim Acerno: 603-271-3129
Liza Poinier: 603-271-3211
February 26, 2010

Bobhouse Owners: Use Extreme Caution on Ice

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is warning people to be cautious as they are trying to remove their bobhouses from the lakes. Following recent storms, there is more open water on many lakes and ponds, making ice conditions dangerous in some areas.  People should not risk their safety to move a bobhouse in deteriorating conditions.

Bobhouses are the responsibility of the owner and by law must not be left to go into the water upon ice-out.  There is an April 1 deadline to remove all bobhouses from frozen bodies of water; however, owners are encouraged not to wait until then -- rather, to watch the ice conditions and remove bobhouses when prudent and in a safe manner.

Ice safety should be paramount for anyone recreating on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds.  Don't assume ice is safe just because it's there.

Download Fish and Game’s "Safety on Ice" brochure at


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