Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Madison, will host a Take a Kid Fishing Day Saturday, July 20, from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., according to park ranger Beth Black.
The purpose of the event is to promote youth recreational fishing and public use on the refuge. Kids ages 15 and younger and an accompanying adult(s) may access the refuge for this free opportunity.
Activity booths include a kids’ casting contest, make-your-own cane pole and one to learn about reptiles, amphibians and other special activities. “A limited number of free fishing packets will be available for the kids so come early to get your packet while they last,” she notes. Free refreshments, including hot dogs, chips, soda and cookies will be available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist the kids and teach them about fishing. There will be a limited number of fishing poles and bait for beginners who do not have fishing equipment. Families in the community are encouraged to come out and enjoy a day of fishing on the refuge.
The event is co-sponsored by the Big Oaks Conservation Society and local merchants.
For more information, persons can call 812-273-0783 for further information.