Monday, March 30, 2015
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Camp Fish to be Held at Turcotte Education Center
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) will
host Camp Fish 2015 at the Turcotte Education Center near Canton
June 24 and 25. The camp is open to youth ages 11-15, and its
purpose is to introduce Mississippi's youth to fisheries
conservation, management, and sport fishing.
"The camp is much more than children going fishing," said MDWFP
Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director, Larry Bull. "Classroom
discussions and hands-on exercises led by MDWFP fisheries
biologists and MWF volunteers will help students gain a better
understanding of fish, fishing, and fisheries management."
Due to limited space, only 20 applicants will be accepted. Camp
applications can be completed online at the Mississippi Wildlife
Federation's website, www.mswildlife.org; paper
applications can be obtained from the MWF by calling (601)
605-1790. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2015.
All applications will be ranked by quality and content of the
essays. Participants who are selected for the camp will be
notified by June 17. For more information about MDWFP Camp
Fish, contact Larry Bull at (601) 432-2200 or LarryB@mdwfp.state.ms.us.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601)
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