DEEP: Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day

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Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day
Saturday - September 26, 2015
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, Forestry, and Boating

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On September 26, 2015, the DEEP will be hosting Hunting & Fishing Day at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington.

Fun activities for all ages are planned, along with educational programs, a live raptor program by Talons, workshops about hunting and fishing, and live music. Best of all, the event is free to attend!

So, mark your calendar. Come practice your shooting and casting skills. Talk to DEEP biologists about wildlife and fisheries. Learn some tips about getting that big buck or hooking that monster bass. Check out the latest in hunting and fishing gear. Be sure to bring the kids and grandkids who will be able to test their skills on the .22 rifle and archery ranges, as well as enjoy a variety of activities, learn about wildlife, and make crafts. Food will be available for sale. But, if you want, bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy.

Why We Are Celebrating

Hunters and anglers have been at the forefront of the conservation movement for over 100 years. They showed their support by requesting taxes and special fees on hunting and fishing equipment to help pay for wildlife and fish management, habitat restoration, and other conservation programs through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program.

  A Special Thanks to Our Donors Who Support Hunting & Fishing Day   
The Friends of Sessions Woods
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
U.S. Sportsmens Alliance Foundation
and Weatherby Foundation International
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Who's Coming
  • American Brittany Club
  • Birch Hill Brittanys
  • Boy Scouts of America Troup #27 Winsted
  • Burlington Veterinary Center
  • Cabela's
  • Cady Falls German Shorthair Pointers 
  • Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen
  • Con Doty and Life Station Earth 
  • Congress of Rough Riders
  • CT B.A.S.S. Nation
  • CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Instructors
  • CT Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Instructors
  • CT DEEP - Boating
  • CT DEEP - Encon Police
  • CT DEEP - Inland Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Marine Fisheries 
  • CT DEEP - Forestry
  • CT DEEP - Support Services 
  • CT DEEP - Wildlife
  • CT Falconer's Association
  • CT Fur Harvesters Association
  • CT Master Wildlife Conservationists 
  • CT Shooting Sportsman Assoc. for St. Jude
  • CT Trappers Association
  • CT Waterfowl Association
  • Delta Waterfowl Foundation
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut  
  • Fishing Northeast
  • Flaherty Field Trail Association
  • Friends of Sessions Woods
  • Harwinton Rod & Gun Club
  • High Rock Shooting Association
  • L.L. Bean
  • Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Northeast Big Buck Club
  • Northern Kennels
  • Northwest CT Sportsman's Council
  • Nutmeg Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Nutmeg Sporting Spaniel Club
  • Orvis
  • Osage Kennel
  • Purina
  • Quinebaug Kennels
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Saxon Tackle
  • Sned's Taxidermy
  • South Central CT Regional Water Authority
  • Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club
  • Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience
  • Trophy Room Taxidermy
  • Trout Unlimited Farmington Valley Chapter
  • Trout Unlimited Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
  • Trout Unlimited Northwest CT Chapter
  • U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
  • Yankee Waterfowlers Hunting Retriever Club
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Content last updated on September 25, 2015.