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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Katfishin’ Kids Youth Fishing Rodeo

JACKSON - In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF), Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS), Brown Bottling Group, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Allied Waste Services, and local Wal-Mart stores are hosting the Katfishin' Kids youth fishing rodeo at Turcotte Education Center on Saturday, June 7. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 7 a.m. The Turcotte Education Center is located at 506 Hwy 43 South approximately 7 miles south of Canton.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. 

Fishing rodeos offer a quality fishing experience for young anglers in a controlled and safe environment. The rodeo ponds are well stocked with catfish to make it easier for participants to catch fish.  This event is a great way for a family to spend quality time together.

Those seeking additional information may call the MWF at (601) 605-1790 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200. 

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating or call us at (601) 432-2212. 


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