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Participants were getting ready for the 2008 fishing rodeo at Enid Lake to begin. Photo submitted

National Hunting and Fishing Day to be recognized at Enid

Enid Lake News
By Park Ranger Benjamin Pitcock

National Hunting and Fishing Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake invites everyone to “Hunting and Fishing Day” scheduled at Riverview Recreation Area located below the dam at Enid Lake on Saturday, September 26.  

Activities will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The day will be filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoor exhibits, along with musical entertainment, a fishing rodeo, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, events for children, concession stands and prize give-a-ways.

A youth fishing rodeo will begin at 8 a.m. Young anglers between the ages of 3-15 may participate in the event. Only cane poles equipped with one hook will be allowed during the event. Participants found using casting style fishing poles, treble hooks, or multiple hooks will be asked to leave the event.

Enid Park Rangers encourage all participants to bring their own fishing gear including: cane poles, fishing tackle, stringers and bait. A limited amount of cane poles and bait will be available on site.

Other activities include: retriever demonstrations, musical entertainment, water safety with “SEAMOOR” the Water Safety Dragon, a raffle for prizes (children between 3 and 15 years of age will be eligible to win), a train ride, 3-D archery shoot, and pop gun shoots. Free wildlife food plot seed will be given away to the first 100 visitors.

The public is encouraged to attend and experience the great outdoors and to recognize the important role everyone has in preserving and improving natural resources. In return adults can introduce younger generations to the outdoors, and pass on skills and knowledge to make sure that it is not lost what previous generations have worked so hard to protect.

Ford’s Well Dedication Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Enid Lake extends an open invitation for the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed Ford’s Well Recreation Area and Spyglass Hill Trail at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 8.

The Ford’s Well Recreation Area is located on Yalobusha County Road 557 off Mississippi Highway 32.  

For more information call the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571.