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September 4, 2009

National Hunting and Fishing Day set Sept. 26 in Columbia, Oct. 3 in Seneca

Want to learn more about fly tying, bass fishing, archery, or hunting safety? Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn about all these things in the same day, and in the same place—for free? All of this and much more is possible at the Tenth Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day "An Outdoor Family Adventure," planned for Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Cohen Campbell Fish Hatchery near Columbia.
           
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Weatherby Foundation, South Carolina’s National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration is free of charge and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DNR Cohen Campbell Fish Hatchery located at 2726 Fish Hatchery Road (1.8 miles down from US Highway 321 South) in West Columbia.
           
National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated in the Upstate as well this year thanks to the additional sponsorship of Duke Energy, Upstate Forever, Trout Unlimited and Clemson University Extension. On Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Duke Energy’s World of Energy near Seneca will serve as host for a day that includes events such as kayaking, introduction to fishing, archery, air rifle shooting, fly fishing, and much more.
           
For more information on National Hunting and Fishing Day, contact DNR at (803) 734-3886 in Columbia or the South Carolina Wildlife Federation office at (803) 256-0670 in Columbia.
           
National Hunting and Fishing Day is a day for Americans to celebrate their outdoor heritage and participate in wildlife-related outdoor activities. DNR and South Carolina Wildlife Federation always plan this educational event that offers "hands-on" outdoor learning opportunities for every age group, outdoor-oriented people and urbanites alike. From the novice to the experienced outdoor enthusiast, National Hunting and Fishing Day will offer activities that the whole family can enjoy.

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