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January 31, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS

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You do not need a current hunting license to enter the lottery, but hunters who are offered and accept a permit must buy a $150 resident or $500 nonresident moose hunt permit, as well as a New Hampshire hunting license.

New Hampshire’s nine-day moose hunt starts the third Saturday in October. This year’s hunt runs from Oct. 19-27.

N.H. has had an annual moose hunt since 1988, when 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country. The state’s current moose population is estimated at about 4,500 animals. The availability of moose hunting permits, with some issued for every area of the state, is made possible by careful management of moose populations.

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ice fishing Feb. 2

LACONIA - Get your family and friends together and come learn about a fun activity to enjoy during the long winter months – ice fishing. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Laconia Recreation Department will co-host a one day Saturday workshop on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class is open to anyone; however, anyone 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by contacting the Laconia Recreation Department at 524-5046. The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served. All equipment and materials will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The morning will be spent at the Laconia Community Center at 306 Union Ave., Laconia, where you will learn about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as some winter ecology of lakes and ponds. Then we will head out to the local lake and put your newly learned skills to the test.

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 fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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