DEEP: Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day

Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Days

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In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Connecticut
Bureau of Natural Resources, two events will be held in 2016:
Hosted by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, Forestry, and Environmental Conservation Police.
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Where: Franklin Wildlife Management Area, 391 Route 32, North Franklin
When: September 10, 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Where: Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, 341 Milford Street, Burlington
When: September 24, 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Both events are FREE, and fun activities for all ages are planned. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one or both events. Check back often as we add to our list of activities and participants.

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.

This year, we are also celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources. Joining in the celebration are the Divisions of Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, Forestry, and the Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, as well as many partners.
At both events you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Bureau of Natural Resources and receive 150th Anniversary reusable bags and other handouts. Follow along with the celebration and learn more on our 150th Anniversary webpage.

Special Thanks to Our Donors Who Support Hunting & Fishing Day
The Friends of Sessions Woods
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Conquer the Call
Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation
and Weatherby Foundation International

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Content last updated on August 23, 2016.