The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife is hosting the 6th Annual Wildlife Heritage Festival on Sunday, September 30 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County, New Jersey.
This exciting day of family fun will be action packed for children of all ages. Kids ages 8 to 16 will be able to learn the art of fishing in an educational pond. Those under 8 will be able to fish in a “kiddie fishing tank” stocked with the hatchery’s trout. For archers, an archery range will be available for beginners, and advanced archers can use a free, 15 stage, 3-D archery course to take aim at deer, bear, turkey, and coyotes. If you wish to use the 3-D course, please bring your own equipment. Instructors will be on hand to teach the essentials of shotgun shooting. There will also be a hunter education field session. Wildlife artists and taxidermists will be on-site selling their art and services inside the auditorium with a Sportsmen’s Flea Market offering various hunting and fishing necessities.
Come share in this great opportunity to learn about the wildlife traditions of the Garden State!
For directions to the Pequest Hatchery, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peqdirct.htm. For more information, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/festival07.htm or call (908) 637-4125. An online schedule of events can be found by visiting http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2007/wildlife_festival07-schedule.pdf.