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2012 Camp Fish Events Scheduled

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2012 Camp Fish Events Scheduled
JACKSON- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi Bass Federation have announced the 2012 Camp Fish schedule. Camps will be held June 4-7 at Leroy Percy State Park near Hollandale, July 18-21 at the Turcotte Education Center in Madison County, and July 16-19 at Paul B. Johnson State Park near Hattiesburg.

The camp's purpose is to provide opportunities, skills, and resources to Mississippi's youth and introduce them to the sport of fishing. Some of the topics covered during the 4-day camp will include fish identification and aging, fishing tackle and lure selection, casting techniques, types of boats, and conservation techniques. "The camp is much more than kids going fishing," said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director Larry Pugh. "Classroom discussions and hands-on exercises led by MDWFP fisheries biologists will help students gain a better understanding of fish, fishing, and fisheries management."

Youth ages 11-15 are encouraged to apply. Because of limited space, only 20 applicants will be accepted for each camp. Applications can be downloaded from our website or contact the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200. Return completed applications to: MDWFP Camp Fish 2012, Attention: Larry Pugh, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating or call us at 601-432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.