DEEP: Hunting and Fishing Day

Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
 
NEW LOCATION!
This FREE event is sponsored by the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources.
Cabela's has graciously offered their facility and grounds at 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., in East Hartford, for the event.
 
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.
Special Guests
"Del" DelMastro
Del started bowhunting small game animals, using a recurve bow, at the age of 15. He switched to a compound bow in the 1970s and continued hunting the woods of Connecticut. In the early 1990s, he became one of Connecticut’s first Pro-Staff sponsored bowhunters, and is currently a pro-staffer with Cabela’s. He has hunted internationally for various species of wildlife and is a senior member of the Pope and Young Club. Del is also Senior Archery instructor for the Wildlife Division's Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program.
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Activities for All Ages - All Day (Stay Tuned -- more activities will be added)
  • BB Gun Range: Target Shooting and Instruction  
  • Archery Shooting: Learn about bowhunting safety and how to effectively hone shooting skills.
  • Fly Tying: Practice your fly tying skills and then head over to practice casting.
  • Fly Casting: Instruction and skills challenge.  Practice your fly casting and explore different casting techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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
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Activities for Kids - All Day
  • Wildlife and Nature Craft Activities
  • Build a Bluebird Box
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Wildlife Quiz
  • Live Animals
  • Backyard Fishing Game
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Who's Coming (Stay Tuned -- more participants will be added)
  • CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Instructors
  • CT Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Instructors
  • CT DEEP - Boating
  • CT DEEP - EnCon Police
  • CT DEEP - Forestry
  • CT DEEP - Inland Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Marine Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Support Services
  • CT DEEP - Wildlife
  • CT DEEP - WHAMM
  • CT Falconer's Association
  • Dynamic Outdoor Concepts: Conquer the Call
  • Kayak Fishing Country
  • Lyman Hall High School Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Metropolitan Shooter’s Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - Connecticut River Chapter
  • Shooting Sports Academy
  • Snake Meadow Club
  • Sned's Taxidermy
  • South Central CT Regional Water Authority
  • Trout Unlimited, Farmington Valley Chapter
  • Unity College
  • Vern’s Flint and Steel
 
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.
 
Check Back Often!
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 May 26, 2017.