[File, 2011] Zachary placed 7th in the nation on the youth level and is now a new member of the United States Youth Fly Fishing team. Photo: Francis Acunzo/Report It.
Updated: Saturday, 22 Sep 2012, 11:16 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 22 Sep 2012, 11:16 AM EDT
BURLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day, offering free programs and workshops to the public.
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Saturday issued a proclamation recognizing Saturday as Hunting and Fishing Day in the state. He credited hunters and anglers with making "outstanding contributions to conservation, recreation and the economy."
Free events are planned at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center in Burlington, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities include field dog demonstrations, target shooting, archery, fish casting pools, demonstrations of live birds of prey, hunting and fishing workshops, GPS workshops and kids' crafts and activities.
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection biologists will also be on hand to discuss wildlife and fisheries topics.