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Junior Hunter Field Day Set For Allegany County

A young archer practicing his skills during a Junior Hunter Field Day event.

Midland, Md. (March 28, 2012) — Youth interested in wildlife and the outdoors are welcome to join staff from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and local conservation groups to learn about a variety of topics related to wildlife management and stewardship at a Junior Hunter Field Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5 in Midland.

“Under the guidance of wildlife professionals, this event will provide a safe, fun and hands-on opportunity for young people to learn about hunting and its important role in Maryland’s wildlife conservation,” said DNR Regional Wildlife Response Coordinator, Clarissa Harris.

Youth with an interest in hunting, shooting sports, and wildlife and fisheries management will are invited to interact with DNR personnel and local conservationists in a safe, mentored setting. Participants will learn about natural resources stewardship, wildlife and fisheries biology, safety, and ethical conduct in the field. They will also have the chance to observe and try activities such as archery, sporting clays, turkey hunting and fishing. DNR will provide all the equipment and certified instructors will oversee all shooting activities.

The event will be held at the Midland Sportsman’s Club in Midland, Md. The Club will provide participants will a free lunch. This event is open to youth, ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 applicants, so register early. For registration information contact the Wildlife and Heritage Service Cumberland Office at 301-777-2136 or visit dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Education/youth/Jr_Hunter_Field_Days.asp.


   March 21, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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