Enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day events

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September 29th, 2008

Enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day events

Arizona outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to participate in several events this weekend in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 27.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Tucson Sportsman’s Warehouse store, 3945 W. Costco Drive, on the following events:

  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m. – Seminar on “Glassing for Wildlife.”
  • Friday, Sept. 26, 7-8 p.m. – “Kids Night Out” – kids can catch fish from the huge catch-and-release tank, try their skill on the laser shot simulator, and more.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Mini-Expo – Bring the family for free food, catch-and-release fishing from the big tank, and the opportunity to visit with various sportsmen’s/conservation groups.

In Phoenix, the department will staff several booths, including a live wildlife display from the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, and information from the Operation Game Thief program, at the Phoenix Sportsman’s Warehouse store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. The store is located at 19205 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix.

Also in Phoenix, the department will have an informational booth celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day and the North American Model of Wildlife Management at the National Public Lands Day event at South Mountain Park on Saturday, Sept. 27.

In Mesa, a National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Emergency Preparedness Day celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Bass Pro Shops, 1133 N. Dobson. Activities include a free catch-and-release fish tank, kids safety finger painting, community preparedness seminars, and visits with hunting and fishing pros and conservation groups. The department’s Hunter Education program will have an information booth.

In Glendale, a National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cabela’s, 0380 W. Glendale Ave. Visitors can try the free catch-and-release fishing area and see hunting dog demos, Dutch oven cooking demos, wildlife calling demos, and the wildlife creature exhibit. The department’s Hunter Education program will have an information booth.

National Hunting and Fishing Day was signed into law in 1972 by President Richard Nixon to celebrate the contributions hunters and anglers have made toward wildlife management and conservation.

For more information, visit the Department’s National Hunting-Fishing Day Web page.

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