CHEYENNE - Organizations, businesses, agencies, and individuals are invited to be a part of the 15th annual Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Expo, Sept. 13-15 at the Casper Events Center.
The Game and Fish is looking for proposals for educational or informational hands-on exhibits, outdoor skill activities, demonstrations,or re-enactments of our outdoor heritage that teaches Wyoming’s citizens about the ethical use and appreciation of our natural resources.
Nearly 13,000 people are reached each year at this three-day, one-of-a-kind statewide event. Unlike a sports show, the Expo is an educational event that strengthens Wyoming citizens’ connection to wildlife and wild lands. The Expo provides learning and participation opportunities that communicate the importance of wildlife and habitat management, teach outdoor skills, and encourage outdoor ethical behavior and stewardship to perpetuate Wyoming’s hunting, fishing, and wildlife heritage.
To propose an exhibit,skill activity, demonstration, or re-enactment, please fill out the exhibitor packet which includes: the Exhibitor and Presenter Application, Exhibitor and Presenter Policy Agreement, and the Exhibitor Space Rental Agreement. These forms are also available on the WGFD website at wgfd.wyo.gov.
Each 10-by-10 foot indoor exhibit space is $200. With a contribution of $250 or more in cash, equipment, services, or products an exhibit space will be provided at no charge. The appropriate exhibit fee, and all forms thoroughly completed and signed with an original signature must be included with the application. Exhibitors can make copies of the forms for their records and submit the originals before Aug. 24, 2012 to be guaranteed a space and inclusion in the 2012Expo program. Exhibitors who submit paperwork after Aug. 24 are invited to register, but will not be included in the Expo publications.
The 2012 Expo is free to the public and Wyoming schools to attend. Bring your family and friends and join the fun. Activities include shooting, fishing, archery, canoeing, and wildlife watching skills for all skill levels. Attendees can visit with outdoor professionals about camping, ATV and boat safety, dog training, trapping, and wilderness survival. There’s also as pecial kids’ corner for children 10 and under with crafts, face-painting, and hands-on fun and games.
Questions can be directed to the Expo Planning Office at 307-777-4538 or 1-888-EXPO-WYO (397-6996).
(Contact: Margaret James (307) 777-4538)