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USFS, G&F to sponsor free kids fishing day

SHERIDAN — Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment during the Bighorn National Forest and Wyoming Game and Fish Department sponsored free kids fishing day Saturday.

Volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Wyoming Game and Fish will be on hand to provide assistance and instruction on casting techniques, knot tying, angler ethics and fish conversation and ecology.

Participants should be prepared for fishing and mountain weather by bringing their own fishing rods and tackle, rain gear, layered clothing, sunscreen, insect repellant, snacks and coolers with ice for transporting fish.

Fishing bait will be provided and fishing rods will be available for use by children who do not have their own.

Children ages 13 and younger who are Wyoming residents can attend with a parent or guardian — no Wyoming fishing license is necessary.

Non-resident children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Wyoming fishing license.

State regulations and creel limits apply.

Fishing will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond. Porcupine Ranger Station is located on Forest Service Road 13 off Highway 14A.

For directions to the fishing pond or other questions contact the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District in Lovell at 307-548-6541.

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