Monday, April 10, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Youth Fish Camp to be Held at Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP), Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF), and the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service will host a Youth Fish Camp
at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo June 20
and 21. The camp is open to youth ages 11-15. The purpose of
the camp is to introduce Mississippi's youth to fisheries
conservation, management, and sport fishing.
"The camp is much more than children going fishing," said MDWFP
Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director, Larry Bull. "Classroom
discussions and hands-on exercises led by MDWFP fisheries
biologists, MWF volunteers, and hatchery personnel will help
students gain a better understanding of fish, fishing, and
Due to limited space, only 20 campers will be accepted. Camp
applications can be completed online at the Mississippi Wildlife
Federation's website http://mswildlife.org/events/camp-fish/.
Paper applications can be obtained from MDWFP by calling (601)
432-2200. Mail completed applications to MDWFP Camp Fish
2017, Attention: Larry Bull, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS
39211. All Applications must be received by June 12. Accepted
participants will be notified by June 16. For more
information about MDWFP Fish Camp, contact Larry Bull at (601)
432-2200 or LarryB@mdwfp.state.ms.us.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601)
432-2400. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.