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Youths learn ice fishing skills at 3rd annual Kid's Ice Fishing Clinic


January 23, 2019

Joshua Wood

Children and adults listen as Game Warden Biff Burton explains the dangers of being on ice.

The forecast for Saturday Jan. 12 was one of clear skies and plenty of sunshine. That morning, however, was the exact opposite as a chilling fog had moved into the Valley overnight. Despite the cold and foggy morning, both children and adults gathered on the 16 inch thick ice at Treasure Island pond, usually visible from Highway 230, for Mother Mountain Anglers' (MMA) 3rd Annual Kid's Ice Fishing Clinic.

Adolescent anglers, and their parents, listened closely as Biff Burton, game warden with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), explained the dangers of ice fishing and offered survi...

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