The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will
showcase youth hunting opportunities at its informational booth
during the 30th annual Game Fair.
The outdoor show is Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-21 at the Armstrong
Kennels Ranch, six miles northwest of Anoka. Show hours are from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This fall the DNR is offering 12 special youth deer hunts. The DNR
is also coordinating several special youth waterfowl and pheasant
hunting events. For more information on youth outdoors
opportunities, Mike Kurre, Mentoring Program coordinator, will be
at the DNR booth on Friday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m.
The rack of a record-setting, white-tailed eight-point buck taken
by poachers in 2009 will be on display at the DNR Turn In Poachers
booth from noon to closing each day.
The DNR booth at Game Fair will be in a tent in Area B along the
lakeshore, near the dog trials area.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to buy hunting and fishing
licenses and pick up informational brochures at the DNR’s booth.
DNR staff and conservation officers will be there to answer
questions about a variety of topics, including:
· Fall youth hunting opportunities.
· Hunting rules and regulations.
· 2010 fall waterfowl season.
· Hunter education courses.
· Hunting and fishing licenses.
· Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.
Game Fair has more than 300 exhibitors, plus hunting, shooting and
dog exhibitions that are expected to draw more than 50,000 people
during this year’s run.