Game and Fish wildlife fair returns to Kingman April 9

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March 30th, 2009

Those who believe nothing in life is free have yet to visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Region III Wildlife Fair from 6-9 p.m. April 9 at the Kingman Academy of Learning High School

The information, giveaway items, and hands-on instruction in hunting and casting is all free of charge as Game and Fish personnel continue efforts to educate and inform.

“The event is designed around youth, but it’s fun for everyone,” said Zen Mocarski, information and education program manager for the Game and Fish Kingman office. “Last time we were in Kingman we had approximately 2,000 come through the doors. It was unreal.”

Mocarski said there will be live birds, mammals, several species of rattlesnake, and other wildlife. Game and Fish will also have interactive hunting and fishing games. In addition, there will be free information and giveaway items such as posters and key chains.

There will be some photographic opportunities at the fair, and participants are encouraged to bring a camera.

“People shouldn’t miss an opportunity to grab a snapshot of some of the birds or get a photo of their children learning to cast,” Mocarski said.

The fair is not limited to Game and Fish. Also slated to participate are: Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Falconers Association, Audubon Society, Bureau of Land Management, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mohave Sportsman Club, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance.

“Obviously this is a great event for everyone,” Mocarski said. “It’s critical for adults and youth to have an understanding of wildlife: the behavior of animals, their value, and potential risks of specific human behaviors. This is the event to attend if you have any questions, or just want to look around.”

Kingman Academy High School is located at 3420 Burbank, which is located off Airway. For more information about the wildlife fair, contact Zen Mocarski at (928) 692-7700, ext. 2301.

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