Ice fishing winners named; hunter safety course set

HAGUE As the ice storm raged across the North Country, the Hague Fish & Game Club held its annual ice fishing contest. With registrations form all over, the North Country many anglers braved the elements with hopes to hook some cash. Over $800 in cash and prizes were awarded on Sunday afternoon at the clubhouse to many happy fishermen. George Brightly won the lake trout, Mike Gibson was the salmon winner and Alvin Frasier won the perch contest. Plans are now under way for next years contest. The club has been in contact with local North Country movers and shakers to plan an even greater contest in 2009, said Steve Ramant of the Hague Fish & Game Club. The club is also planning a raffle and hunter safety course. Mossberg 500 Turkey Gun raffle tickets are still for sale at The Hague Market and Mary Anns Ti Barber Shop. Drawing will be on April 15. The hunter safety course will be Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the clubhouse on West Hague Road in Hague. Walt Monroe, director for Warren County, Hunter Safety Program, will be the instructor. There is no fee for the class and it is being limited to the first 50 enrollees. Minimum age is 11 years old. To register and to arrange to pick up the course books, which must be completed by the course day, contact Ed Vosburg at 585-9030 in Ticonderoga or Val Lawrence at 543-6846 in Hague. Lunch will be provided , courtesy of the Hague Fish & Game Club.

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