“Camp Fish” set for Mississippi’s Visitor Ed Center at Enid Lake

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JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) will host Camp Fish 2014 at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake June 17-20. The camp is open to youth ages 11-15, and its purpose is to introduce Mississippi’s youth to fisheries conservation, management, and sport fishing.

“The camp is much more than children going fishing,” said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director, Larry Bull. “Classroom discussions and hands-on exercises led by MDWFP fisheries biologists and MWF volunteers will help students gain a better understanding of fish, fishing, and fisheries management.”

Due to limited space, only 20 applicants will be accepted. Camp applications can be completed online at the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s website, www.mswildlife.org paper applications can be obtained from the MWF by calling (601) 605-1790. Deadline for applications is June 6, 2013. All applications will be ranked by quality and content of the essays. Participants who are selected for the camp will be notified by June 11. For more information about MDWFP Camp Fish, contact Larry Bull at (601) 432-2200 or LarryB@mdwfp.state.ms.us.

The VEC is part of MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2400. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.