Corps Schedules Hunting And Fishing Day

Youth anglers enjoy a morning of fishing during Enid Lake’s Hunting and Fishing Day activities. – Photo Provided

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would like to invite everyone to “National Hunting and Fishing Day” scheduled at Riverview Recreation Area located below the dam at Enid Lake on September 27.  

Activities will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The day will be filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoor exhibits, along with musical entertainment, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, children events, concession stands, and prize give a ways.

A youth fishing rodeo will begin at 8 a.m. Young anglers between the ages of 3-15 may participate in the event. Only cane poles equipped with one hook will be allowed during the event. Participants found using casting style fishing poles, treble hooks, or multiple hooks will be asked to leave the event.

Enid Park Rangers encourage all participants to bring their own fishing gear including: cane poles, fishing tackle, stringers and bait. A limited amount of cane poles and bait will be available on-site.

“We would like to remind all participants that the youth fishing rodeo is restricted to youth only,” a Corps spokesman said.

Other activities include: retriever demonstrations, musical entertainment, puppet shows, a raffle for prizes (children between 3 and 15 years of age will be eligible to win), a train ride, Putt-Putt Golf, 3-D archery shoot, and a pop gun shoot. Free wildlife food plot seeds will be given away to the first 200 visitors.

“We encourage everyone to come and experience the great outdoors and to recognize the important role everyone has in preserving and improving our natural resources,” said a Corps spokesman.  “In return we can introduce younger generations to the outdoors, and pass on skills and knowledge to make sure we do not lose what previous generations have worked so hard to protect.”

For more information on Hunting and Fishing Day please contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571.

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