CONCORD — Registration opens today for New Hampshire’s 2021 Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) ice fishing workshop, a one-day program where women will learn the basic skills required to enjoy angling through the Granite State’s hard waters during the winter months. This class is intended for beginners and is taught by a line-up of volunteer Let’s Go Fishing instructors who are excited to teach you about the sport of ice fishing!

The hands-on class will be held on Sat., February 20 at Eileen Lake in Gilmanton, NH. Following a preparatory Zoom meeting before the day of the event, participants will meet at the lake and be provided with all the essential gear including tip-ups and live bait. Students will learn about ice fishing equipment, ice safety, knot tying, fish identification, and the winter ecology of lakes and ponds.

A fee of $70 covers the workshop and equipment use. Registration is open to women 18 years of age or older and is limited to New Hampshire residents. No experience is required, and participants are exempt from holding a fishing license while participating in the program. Meals will not be furnished, so please bring your own brown bag lunch.

To sign up, visit www.nhbow.com where you will be redirected to the event registration page. If the program is full, please check back to see if spaces have opened up through cancellations.

New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (www.nhwf.org), a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing, and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.

 

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