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Wisconsin’s Blackhawk Park hosts first Cops & Bobbers event to introduce kids to fishing

Kids learned to distinguish a largemouth bass from a smallmouth bass.
A sunny but breezy August morning greeted visitors to Vernon County’s Blackhawk Park on the Mississippi River where uniformed law enforcement officers and a group of children enjoyed some fishing and fun. “This is the first Vernon County Cops & Bobbers,” said organizer Shawna McDowell. “But it won’t be the last.” McDowell, a DNR game warden and part-time deputy sheriff, was one of several dozen officers, biologists, first responders, and others who volunteered to teach county kids about fishing, fish biology, and fish management.
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