You and the kids will want to make plans to join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 2023 National Hunting and Fishing Day Festival on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, at the shooting range at Bayou Bodcau Dam and Reservoir, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA.

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The event is completely free to attend and includes fun and informative exhibits on LDWF’s research and conservation efforts, as well as shooting and fishing demonstrations, and many other exhibits related to outdoor adventures!

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Among the many contests and demonstrations, you'll find:
• Archery Tournament at 3D Archery Trail
• Youth Duck Calling Contest
• Electrofishing Demonstration
• Hog Trap Demonstrations
• Bullfrog Catching
• Game Skinning
• BB Gun, Shotgun, Muzzle Loader, Paintball, Archery
• Kayaking/Canoeing
• Bee Keeping
• Food
• Arts & Crafts
• Lifeshare Blood Drive
National Hunting and Fishing Day is held nationwide on the fourth Saturday of every September to recognize generations of sportsmen and women for their contributions to conservation.

Alcohol is not permitted.  Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets, so they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the day.

On May 2nd 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, urging all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources. NHFD became a tradition and is now an annual event celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September.

For more information, call 318-464-9350

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