DEEP: Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day

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CT Hunting & Fishing
Appreciation Day
Saturday - September 28, 2013

Hosted by the DEEP
and the
Friends of Sessions Woods

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On September 28, 2013, the DEEP and Friends of Sessions Woods will be hosting Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. 

Fun activities for all ages are planned, along with educational programs and workshops about hunting and fishing. 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. Older children will be able to test their skills on the .22 rifle and archery ranges. Younger children will be able to enjoy 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're 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 Appreciation Day
Clinton S. Roberts Foundation

Friends of Sessions Woods - Paul Petersen Fund

Jacklin Rod & Gun Club
Northwest Connecticut Sportsman's Council
Roberts Orchards & Chuck Bird
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Safari Club International
Torrington Savings Bank
U.S. Sportsmens Alliance Foundation Trailblazers
and Weatherby Foundation International
Hunting Heritage Partnership
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Who's Coming
  • Birch Hill Brittanys  
  • Cabela's
  • Cady Falls Kennels
  • Coalition of CT Sportsmen 
  • Congress of Rough Riders
  • CT B.A.S.S. Nation 
  • CT DEEP - Boating
  • CT DEEP - Encon Police
  • CT DEEP - Fisheries
  • CT DEEP - Forestry
  • CT DEEP - Wildlife
  • CT Falconers Association
  • Connecticut Outfitters
  • CT Shooting Sportsman Assoc. for St. Jude
  • CT Trappers Association
  • CT Waterfowlers Association
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Farmington River Anglers Assn. 
  • Farmington River Watershed Association
  • Flaherty Field Trial Association
  • Harwinton Rod and Gun
  • High Rock Shooting Association
  • Jim's Collectibles & Firearms
  • LL Bean
  • Millstream Preserve
  • Northeast Big Buck Club
  • Northern Kennels
  • Northwest Connecticut Sportsman's Council
  • Nutmeg Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Nutmeg Weimaraner Club
  • Orvis
  • Patriot Spaniel Sporting Club
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Safari Club International
  • Saxon Tackle 
  • Sned's Taxidermy
  • South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
  • Trophy Room at
  • Trout Unlimited - Farmington Valley
  • Trout Unlimited - Naugatuck/Pomperaug
  • Trout Unlimited - Northwestern CT 
  • U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance 
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Content last updated on September 27,  2013.