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April 24, 2014

Piedmont youth fishing rodeo set May 17 in Oconee County

The popular annual youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center near Tamassee in Oconee County will be held Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The free day of fun and fishing is for youth 12 years of age and younger at the S.C. Forestry Commission's Piedmont Forestry Center at 151 Piedmont Nursery Road, Tamassee. Participants should pre-register online or by calling (803) 737-8483. Participants should also bring their own fishing equipment and bait.

For more information on the May 17 youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center, call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Clemson office at (864) 654-1671, extension 18.Fishing rodeo

Prizes will be awarded at the May 17 youth fishing rodeo, and free refreshments will be offered. Adults will not be allowed to fish, only youth. Fishing will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. and refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The Piedmont Forestry Center is a former S.C. Forestry Commission forest tree nursery located in the beautiful Cheohee Valley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Piedmont youth fishing rodeo sponsors include: S.C. Department of Natural Resources; Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund; S.C. Forestry Commission; S.C. Department of Transportation; S.C. Highway Patrol; S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism; Oconee County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism; Duke Energy; Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative; Diamond T Promotional Gear; Trout Unlimited; Oconee County; Sheriff's Office; Chick-Fil-A of Seneca & Clemson; Bountyland Quick Stop; Coca-Cola; Pet Dairy; Chattooga Sounds Camp; Lake Keowee Marina; Yoder's Building Supplies; Lowe's of Seneca; Walmart of Seneca & Pickens; Academy Sports; Sarge Knives; Oconee County Solid Waste; Pickens County Sheriff's Office; Salem Rescue; and Oconee County Emergency Management.


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