Fishing is free June 8 and 9 2002

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Fishing is free June 8 and 9

What could be better than fishing? FREE fishing.

MDC

5/31/02

JEFFERSON CITY -- Gear is all you need to enjoy fishing June 8 and 9. On those two days, anyone in the state can fish at Missouri Department of Conservation areas and most other places without havingto buy fishing permits.

The Conservation Department has designated the second weekend in June as Free Fishing Days. The idea is to encourage people to sample the Show-Me State's fishing resources. Requirements for special permits still may apply at some county, city or private fishing areas. Although Missouri residents and nonresidents can fish without state permits on Free Fishing Days, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.

The Conservation Department and other organizations will sponsor fishing clinics and other events throughout June to help Missourians learn about fish and how to fish.

This year, Wal-Mart stores around the state are sponsoring dozens of Free Fishing Days events around the state. Others are planned by local businesses and civic groups. Check with your local Conservation Department office for details about programs in your area. Or visit the fishing section of the Conservation Department web page, http://www.missouriconservation.org.

Missouri's Free Fishing Days is held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. For more information about this celebration, visit http://www.rbff.org/. Information on fishing opportunities, regulations and fishing techniques can be found at the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation web site,
http://www.nationalfishingandboatingweek.org.
 


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