From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
-- Sept. 26 marks the 25th annual Louisiana National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) with events in Baton Rouge, Minden, Monroe and Woodworth hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
The department invites people of all ages in the Baton Rouge metro area to this year’s event at Waddill Outdoor Education Center. The Baton Rouge event offers hands-on activities including canoeing, fishing, sports shooting and casting demonstrations.
"Hunting and Fishing Day is a great opportunity to learn from the experts on practically any outdoors subject you can name," said LDWF Public Information Assistant Director Thomas Gresham. "Whether you’re interested in squirrel dog hunting, fly fishing or falconry, the volunteers at NHFD are the perfect ambassadors for their sports, passionate about the resources and eager to pass on their knowledge."
Waddill Outdoor Education Center is located at 4142 Flannery Road. NHFD is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for more information, contact the LDWF public information office at (225)765-2800 or visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
Past exhibitors and demonstrations have included Red Stick Fly Fishers, Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society, Louisiana Hiking Club, J.B. Salter's Jiggin Poles, Louisiana Wildlife Federation and many others.
National Hunting and Fishing Day is open to the public. All activities, food and drink are free of charge. Monroe's NHFD will take place at LDWF's District 2 Headquarters at 368 Centurytel Dr. in Monroe; call (318)343-1241 for more information. Woodworth's NHFD will be at the Woodworth Education Center, 661 Robinson Road; call (318)484-2276.