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May 29, 2014
Youth fishing event to be held June 7 in Horry County
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with Academy Sports Outdoors, Wal-Mart, the South Carolina Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers Association and the Harry Hampton Memorial Fund, will host a free youth fishing event Saturday June 7 at the Robert O. Collins property behind Dunkin Donuts on Highway 501 in Carolina Forest in Horry County. Turn by the Dunkin Donuts and drive straight to gate on dirt road. All area youth 16 years and younger are invited to participate.
Some bait will be provided. No adult fishing will be allowed. No alcohol or pets. Participants are asked not to scout the property before the event.
Pre-registration for the event is required at www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos or (803) 737-8483. Hamburgers/hot dogs and beverages will be offered.
Another rodeo will be held June 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cohen Campbell Fish Hatchery in West Columbia.
The DNR Resources Aquatic Education Section's mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. We strive to educate the public on recreational fishing techniques, opportunities and angler ethics, as well as provide information to learn about South Carolina’s aquatic ecosystems, how they function and the biology and identification of the species within these ecosystems. Check out some of the fun fishing and learning opportunities.
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