By Benjamin Pitcock
ENID LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would like to invite everyone to “Hunting and Fishing Day” scheduled at Riverview Recreation Area located below the dam at Enid Lake on September 26. Activities will kick off at 8 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m.
The day will be filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoor exhibits, along with musical entertainment, a fishing rodeo, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, events for children, concessions, and prize give a-ways.
The fun begins with a youth fishing rodeo 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.
Other activities scheduled include retriever demonstrations; musical entertainment; water safety with “SEAMOOR,” the Water Safety Dragon; a raffle for prizes (children between 3 and 15 years of age will be eligible to win); a train ride; 3-D archery shoot; and pop gun shoots. Free wildlife food plot seeds will be given away to the first 100 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,” stated a Corps official. “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.”