Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will host a ‘Take a Kid Fishing Day’ on Saturday, July 8th from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM.
Kids 15 years old or younger and an accompanying adult(s) will have access to the refuge for this free fishing opportunity.
Activity booths include a kids casting contest, make your own cane pole, hover archery, and opportunity to learn about reptiles and amphibians up close and personal at 1:30.
A limited number of free fishing packets will be available for the kids; so come early to get your packet while they last.
Free refreshments including hot dogs, chips, soda, and cookies and will be available from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist the kids and help them learn more about fishing.
There will be a limited number of fishing poles and bait for beginners who do not have fishing equipment.
The event is co-sponsored by the Big Oaks Conservation Society (BOCS) and local merchants.
The BOCS is a non-profit group which consists of volunteers from local communities that support the refuge. Visitors will be required to watch the 20 minute refuge safety video and abide by refuge access procedures (please first check in at the refuge office).
All state and refuge fishing regulations will apply for this free fishing day (but state fishing licenses will be waived for this event).
Please check-in to the office no later than 11:00 AM on the day of the event to participate in activities(earlier the better!).
Please contact the refuge office at 812-273-0783 for further information.