Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry, State Parks, and State Environmental Conservation Police present: Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day.
Cabela's has graciously offered their grounds and parking area at 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., in East Hartford, for the event.
Lineup of Events
10:00 - 11:00 AM -- The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy will be bringing ducks, hawks, and owls. There will also be a presentation of the birds (not in flight).
1:00 - 2:00 PM -- Christine's Critters will be featuring Christine Peyreigne, the youngest falconer in Connecticut. She will be bringing a red-tailed hawk, barred owl, American kestrel, and a Cooper's hawk.
- BB Gun Range: Target Shooting and Instruction (CT Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation)
- Archery Shooting: Learn about bowhunting safety and how to effectively hone shooting skills.
- Fly Tying: Practice your fly tying skills and then head over to practice casting.
- Fly Casting: Instruction and skills challenge. Practice your fly casting with the CT Fly Fisherman’s Association and explore different casting techniques.
- Live Action Simulated Hunting Range
- Hunting and Fishing Tips: Visit with experts who will give you some great tips on hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
- WHAMM Program
Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management marsh restoration equipment.
- CARE Trailer
Explore CT fisheries education traveling exhibit and see live fish.
- TIP Trailer
View the CT law enforcement educational traveling exhibit and explore various wildlife artifacts.
- Portable Saw Mill
See how logs from harvested trees are milled.
- Moose Calling Demonstration and Competition: every hour on the hour from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Practice calling and test your skills.
- Live Music
Acoustic rock and blues provided by Con Doty and Life Station Earth
- Trapping Demonstration by the Connecticut Trappers Association
- Taxidermy and Decoy Carving Demonstrations
- Sportsmen and Conservation Organizations
- Dart Gun and Blow Pipe Ranges
- Wildlife and Nature Craft Activities
- Build a bluebird nestbox and a tool kit with Home Depot of North Windham and West Hartford
- Paint a wooden duck
- Scavenger hunt
- Wildlife quiz
- Live animal