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July 22, 2013

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day set Sept. 21 at Duke's World of Energy

The World of Energy will host the seventh annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, “A free Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21.

Participants can learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, in addition to many other hands-on activities. “This is a wonderful event for families to enjoy together in a beautiful outdoor setting at the World of Energy,” said Greg Lucas of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. “There is truly an activity for everyone to enjoy, and it is also a good venue to learn about conservation from many local groups and agencies attending.”National Hunting Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day is made possible through the various sponsors including, Duke Energy, Upstate Forever, Trout Unlimited, Clemson University Extension Service, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Clemson University 4-H Shooting Sports, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, The Weatherby Foundation, Calm Water Kayak Tours in Ware Shoals, Outdoor Adventures in Clemson and Academy Sports & Outdoors.

All activities and parking are completely free and all gear will be provided. A shuttle service will be provided from the marked parking area off SC Highway 130. Guests can bring their own picnic lunches or purchase food from the on-site vendor.

For more information about the September 21 National Hunting and Fishing Day event, contact Duke Energy's World of Energy at 1-800-777-1004.

Hunting and angling together are an economic force worth $76 billion a year. A Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation report shows if hunters and anglers were a nation, their Gross Domestic Product would rank 57 out of 181 countries. About 1.6 million jobs depend on hunters and anglers. The economic impact of fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing in South Carolina is estimated at nearly $3.8 billion.

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