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Take A Kid Ice Fishing for free this weekend!

Jan 15, 2019 08:06PM ● By Editor

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - January 15, 2019

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21.
During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing. 

“This weekend is a way to encourage anglers to take a kid fishing,” said Jeff Ledermann, education and skills team supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors in winter.”

Before heading out, anglers or spearers should check ice conditions locally. Visit for ice safety guidelines and for more information about taking kids fishing.

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