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July 29, 2008

DNR partners with FLW Outdoors for Lake Murray tournament

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will partner with FLW Outdoors, the largest fishing-tournament organization in the world, during the Forrest Wood Cup set for Lake Murray, August 14-17, 2008. The Forrest Wood Cup is bass fishing’s world championship, offering a $2 million cash purse with up to $1 million going to the individual who is crowned the champion.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have an exhibit at the Columbia Metropolitan Center in conjunction with the Family Fun Zone and Outdoor Show beginning Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17. At their booth, you will find a fun fish activity, aquatic education information and other information pertaining to fish licensing in South Carolina.

Other highlights of the tournament include free concerts each day. A concert featuring Tracy Byrd will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.  Hank Parker and Jimmy Houston Fishing Seminars will be held on Saturday and Sunday. A Youth Fishing Clinic is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday presented by team Castrol.

For additional information click on the daily schedule of activities and watch a short video about the Family Fun Zone. Lorianne Riggin is the Reel Kids Coordinator and may be reached at rigginl@dnr.sc.gov. If you have any questions or would like to make plans to bring a group to the event please contact FLW Outdoors at outreach@flwoutdoors.com.

FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. In 2008 alone, the organization is offering more than 90,000 anglers the chance to win over $40 million through 230 tournaments in 10 circuits targeting bass, walleye, redfish, kingfish and striped bass. FLW Outdoors is also taking tournament fishing mainstream by offering $7.3 million in awards through FLW Fantasy Fishing. 

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments call (270) 252-1000.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people.

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