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Game and Fish celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day at University of Wyoming football game

Set your #fieldgoals with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the fall.

9/16/2019 6:54:08 PM

Cheyenne - Set your #fieldgoals with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the fall. Game and Fish is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 at the University of Wyoming Cowboys football game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at the Pepsi Pregame Zone in the Indoor Practice Facility. 

Celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of September since 1972, National Hunting and Fishing Day has been recognized in all 50 states to teach about conservation and celebrate the outdoors. 

“Cowboys fans, hunters and anglers all have at least one thing in common — they love Wyoming,” said Kathryn Boswell, Game and Fish hunter and angler participation coordinator. “Our #fieldgoals event combines those passions, and it’s a lot of fun.” 

Attendees can plan to learn how to use bear spray, climb aboard to explore a fish stocking truck, practice their casting skills, discover new places to hunt and fish in Wyoming and more. It’s also a good opportunity to talk one-on-one with biologists and game wardens about important topics like chronic wasting disease, the tooth aging program and efforts to keep Wyoming safe from aquatic invasive species.

“Bring your questions; we’ll have folks there who can answer anything from hunting access puzzlers to identifying that mysterious fish you caught this summer,” Boswell said. 

Prior to the event, people who use the hashtag #fieldgoals on their outdoor photos on Facebook and Instagram will be featured in a video during the game, broadcast to the stadium on the megatron. Last year, 376 people submitted photos of enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.

 

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

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