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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Wildlife and Fisheries in Monroe will host the yearly National Hunting and Fishing Day Outdoor Festival Saturday at its headquarters on Highway 165 North of Monroe.  It's for sports enthusiasts of all ages.

""It is real family oriented, the kids can come out and fish our fish pond, it is full of catfish and bream.  They can participate in archery, BB gun, shotgun.  There is somebody there to give them that foot in the door if they are interested in hunting or fishing."

The outdoor showcase has been sponsored by the state for nearly 40 years.  Each year is bigger and better than the last and the gathering is ideal for parents looking for wholesome fun for their kids.

"Get them in the outdoors, breathe some fresh air, some sunshine and really have a good time.   There will be something out here for everybody.  If you like the outdoors any way at all it will be here."

National Hunting and Fishing Day is a chance to get hands on with outdoor activities and come into contact with the creatures that live in the great outdoors.  So plan to spend the day on Saturday.

"A lot of stuff to do, free admission.  We'll have food booths, we're going to feed them so they won't get hungry.  We would really like to have everyone come out and support this.  Good event!"

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