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May 8, 2015Piedmont Forestry Center youth fishing rodeo set May 16 in Oconee County

The popular annual youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center near Tamassee in Oconee County will be held Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The free day of fun and fishing is for youth 12 years of age and younger at the S.C. Forestry Commission's Piedmont Forestry Center at 151 Piedmont Nursery Road, Tamassee.

Participants should pre-register online or by calling (803) 737-8483. Participants should also bring their own fishing equipment and bait.

For more information on the May 16 youth fishing rodeo at Piedmont Forestry Center, call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Clemson office at (864) 654-1671, extension 18.

Free refreshments will be offered at the May 16 youth fishing rodeo. Adults will not be allowed to fish, only youth. Fishing will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. and refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The Piedmont Forestry Center is a former S.C. Forestry Commission forest tree nursery located in the beautiful Cheohee Valley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Piedmont youth fishing rodeo sponsors include: S.C. Department of Natural Resources; Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund; S.C. Forestry Commission; Duke Energy; Pet Dairy; Walmart; Chick-Fil-A of Seneca and Clemson; and Academy Sports.

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