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Larry Barker, Coos Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development: 603-788-4961
Andrew Schafermeyer, N.H. Fish and Game Department: 603-788-3164
January 20, 2012

Free Youth Ice Fishing Class Offered in Lancaster, NH, February 4, 2012

LANCASTER, N.H. -- What are those folks doing out there on the ice?  Visit just about any frozen waterbody lately and you’ll see anglers enjoying some “hard water” fishing.  Youth age 8 and older are invited to attend a free beginner ice fishing course on Saturday, February 4, 2012, in Lancaster, N.H.  This educational workshop is sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H.  Participants should be accompanied by an adult, and should bring warm clothing and a bag lunch. We will spend a few hours in the classroom learning about fish biology, ice fishing equipment and safety, then travel to a top-secret ice fishing spot to try to outwit some fish!

The course is being offered at the North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, N.H., from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 4. There is no cost for the workshop, but pre-registration is required. To register, call Coös County 4-H at 603-788-4961.

New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Find out more at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm.

Sport Fish Restoration Program logoThis program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by the purchase of angling supplies and motorboat fuels. Find out more about this user-pay, user-benefit program at www.wildnh.com/SFWR_program/sfwr_program.htm.

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. Visit www.fishnh.com.

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