Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announces celebration
of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 15
DOVER (Aug. 29, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests to mark their calendars for their upcoming celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, located on Route 9 east of Smyrna along the Delaware Bayshore.
The family-friendly event will feature a host of hands-on and interactive activities, including archery, deer aging and measuring, retriever demonstrations, a saltwater touch tank, canoeing, hayrides, duck decoy carving demonstrations, tours of the Mallard Lodge, Eco-Explorers marsh walks, a Fyke net demonstration with fisheries biologists, fishing activities and more.
Other exhibitors include Operation Game Theft, Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamps, Mosquito Control, DuPont Nature Center, Delaware Bat Program, equipment including air boats and the brush-clearing Positrack, Delaware Licenses Through the Ages, the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Delaware Chapter, Delaware Ducks Unlimited, the Delaware Adopt-A-Wetland program, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Cedar Creek Marina, Carlisle’s Marine, Shorts Marine, Yes U Can Corporation, Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Program, Delaware Trappers Association, and boating safety with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Admission is free and open to the public, with visitors encouraged to pack picnic lunches and enjoy eating outdoors on AREC’s grounds. For more information, please visit http://de.gov/nhfd
The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education Center, located at 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, is a unique research and education facility dedicated to Delaware’s wetlands, waterways and aquatic wildlife. With its 940-foot saltmarsh boardwalk, eco-stations, nature trails, outdoor classroom and hands-on approach, AREC hosts school field trips from all over the state and thousands of visitors each year. For more information on AREC’s programs, please call 302-735-8689 or visit Aquatic Resources Education Center.
This event is co-sponsored by DNREC’s Delaware Bayshore Initiative, a landscape approach to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat, increase volunteer participation in habitat stewardship projects, enhance low-impact outdoor recreation and ecotourism opportunities, and promote associated environmentally compatible economic development. For more information, click Delaware Bayshore.
Vol. 43, No. 336