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Third annual fishing, hunting expo coming up this week

Idaho Fish and Game is hosting the third annual two-day “Fish & Hunt Idaho Expo” Friday, Aug. 25, 2-7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club Shooting Range at 27007 Tom Beale Road near Lapwai and Saturday, Aug. 26, 8-4 p.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office at 3316 16th street in Lewiston.

See many of the skills people learned at the first Hunt & Fish Idaho EXPO in 2015.

Anyone interested in hunting and fishing is invited to attend.

Idaho Fish and Game and Lewis-Clark range staff will be available on Friday starting at 2 p.m. to mentor participants as they shoot shotgun or try various rifle calibers. A barbeque dinner will be served starting at 4 p.m.

Saturday will include outdoor events at the IDFG Clearwater Region office.

“Participants of the event will become connected to the tradition of hunting/fishing through a series of educational, hands-on workshops,” Clearwater regional supervisor Jerome Hansen said. “It can be a lot to take in for a first-time sportsman as they learn where to hunt, what to pack, how to choose the right weapon, and techniques and regulations for the fish and wildlife they wish to pursue. Our goal is to help make the learning process easier by providing information within the workshops offered throughout the day.”

Emphasis will be given to hunting/fishing techniques and equipment, how to safely use, care for and select a firearm/rod and reel for purchase, as well as how to properly clean, fillet, field dress, process and cook your meat.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to taste wild fish and game meat cooked in a variety of ways. Lunch will be served by the Boy Scouts and 4-H 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Specialized workshops will also be offered such as; fish cleaning/cooking, elk calling, traditional vs. modern archery, fly rod casting, upland game bird hunting, duck hunting, women in hunting, and much more! Families are encouraged to attend. Activities will be offered for kids such as; BB gun shooting range, bow building and laser shooting.

Participants do not need to pre-register. Call or stop by the IDFG regional office, 208-799-5010 for information.


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