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National Hunting and Fishing Day: How To Interact With Our Environment In A Healthy And Positive Way

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Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are hosting National Hunting and Fishing Day this week. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, on the grounds of Black Bayou at 480 Richland Place Drive, Monroe La. Admission and parking are free for all those that attend the event. 

Louisiana's Hunting and Fishing Day is a state-wide program that seeks to educate local communities on their role in the environment as not only hunters and fishers but in their daily lives as well. Nova Clarke, Education Specialist/Refuge Ranger at Black Bayou, says that "hunting and fishing are two of the original purposes for the refuge system," and that hunters and fishers are some of the strongest conservationists. With this concept as their central theme, those working the event cannot wait to teach NELA about the good hunting and fishing does for a habitat if done in a correct and healthy way. 

The day will also be filled with fun activities like shooting, door prizes, a frog catching pond, archery, and more. There will even be several animal displays where you can interact with animals or observe them in close proximity. During the event, several local food vendors will be providing food and drink options to buy as you enjoy your time in the park. 

For more information about National Hunting and Fishing Day, you can contact Black Bayou's office at (318) 343-4044 or click here.