Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kids Attending JAKES Outdoor Day

Kids Learn About Great Outdoors

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) 7th annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics & Sportsmanship) Day will be held this year on April 18 at Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area north of Moore Haven.   

Kids will learn about the great outdoors though swamp buggy rides, fly-fishing lessons, hunt simulations, turkey calling, canoeing and kayaking, muzzleloading and skeet shooting.  FWC staff, including biologists and law enforcement officers, will be on hand. 
The FWC�s aviation and K-9 units also will be represented. 

Last year, over 100 youth, ages 5-17, attended the event.  An additional 189 parents and volunteers also attended.  The event is free. The locations is at 1937 Banana Grove Road. Info:  Gabriella Ferraro, 772-215-9459

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