Free Hunting And Fishing Day Celebration To Be Held On The Lower Eastern Shore
SALISBURY – In an effort to jointly commemorate National Hunting and Fishing Day and provide additional opportunities to participate in these activities, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife & Heritage Service and the Maryland Cooperative Extension/4H will hold a FREE outdoor recreation celebration on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Princess Anne Civic Center grounds in Somerset County.
Congress established national Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972 to recognize sportsmen for their conservation achievements. Each U.S. President since then has designated the fourth Saturday in September as NH&F Day.
Many of the activities will be oriented toward youngsters and will include: archery, shooting shotguns and bb guns, fly tying, trap setting demo, casting for accuracy, turkey calling, forestry awareness activity, building blue bird boxes and much, much more. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is FREE! T-shirts and prizes will be given away and food will be available for purchase from the 4-H. The Civic Center grounds are located on Crisfield Lane, 1 block west of Route 13 in Princess Anne.
Cooperating organizations and agencies include: Maryland DNR, Wildlife & Heritage Service, Forestry Service and Natural Resource Police, Cooperative Extension Service/4H, Salisbury Zoo, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland Bow Hunters Society, Eastern Shore Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Maryland Fur-trappers Association, Assateague Mobil Sports Fisherman Association (AMSA) and others.
The Civic Center grounds are located on Crisfield Lane, 1 block west of Route 13 in Princess Anne. Time will be 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will be free to the public. T-shirts and prizes will be given away and food will be available for purchase from the 4-H.
For more information call Doug Wigfield at 410-543-6595.