DEEP: Hunting and Fishing Day

Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
This FREE cooperative event between the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources and Cabela's will be held at Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., in East Hartford.

There will be plenty of FREE parking at Cabela's.
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The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry, Boating, and State Environmental Conservation Police will be present at the event.
Activities for All Ages - All Day (Stay Tuned -- more activities will be added)
  • BB Gun Range: Target Shooting and Instruction  
  • Archery Range: Target Shooting and Instruction
  • Fly Casting: Instruction and skills challenge
  • Field Dog Demonstrations: See various breeds of hunting dogs and watch them in action.  
  • Hunting and Fishing Tips: Visit with experts who will give you some great tips on hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
  • Live Raptors
  • Forest and Wildland Fire Safety
    Learn about fire safety and equipment.
  • WHAMM Program
    Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management marsh restoration equipment.
  • CARE Trailer
    Explore CT fisheries education traveling exhibit and see live fish.
  • TIP Trailer
    View the CT law enforcement educational traveling exhibit and explore various wildlife artifacts.
  • Sportsmen and Conservation Organizations
{Archery Practice}
Activities for Kids - All Day
  • Wildlife and Nature Craft Activities
  • Build a Bluebird Box
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Wildlife Quiz
  • Live Animals
  • Backyard Fishing Game
{Kids crafts station}
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.
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Events and activities will be added as Hunting and Fishing Day approaches.
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Slideshow of photos from the 2016 Hunting and Fishing Days held at the Sessions Woods (Burlington) and Franklin Wildlife Management Areas.
Photos from past  Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Days
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Content last updated on April 21, 2017.