Dust off your firearm and come ready to expand your hunting and fishing knowledge! Idaho Fish and Game is hosting the Hunt and Fish Idaho Expo on Friday, August 24th from 2pm-7pm at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club Shooting Range at 27007 Tom Beale Road near Lapwai and Saturday, August 25th from 8am-4pm at the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) regional office at 3316 16th street in Lewiston.
If you are new to hunting or fishing, have hunted or fished for many years and would like to try a different aspect of the sport, or even if you have been away from hunting or angling for years, this is the event for you!
Idaho Fish and Game and Lewis-Clark range staff will be available on Friday starting at 2pm to mentor participants as they shoot shotgun or try various rifle calibers.
Saturday, August 25th outdoor events will be held all day at the regional IDFG office. “Participants of the event will become connected to the tradition of hunting and fishing through a series of educational, hands-on workshops,” says Jen Bruns, Region Communications Manager. “It can be overwhelming for a first-time sportsman as they learn where to hunt, what to pack, how to choose the right weapon, and techniques and regulations for the fish and wildlife they wish to pursue,” says Bruns. “Our goal is to help make the learning process easier by providing information within a series of workshops offered throughout the day. Come for part or all of the day to learn more!”
Emphasis will be given to hunting and fishing techniques and equipment; how to safely use, care for and select a firearm or rod and reel, as well as how to properly clean, fillet, field dress, process and cook your meat. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to taste wild fish and game meat cooked in a variety of ways. Lunch will be served by the boy scouts and 4H shooting sports from 11am-2pm.
Specialized workshops will also be offered such as; fish cleaning and cooking, elk calling, traditional vs. modern archery, fly rod casting, fly tying, upland game bird hunting, women in hunting, and much more! Families are encouraged to attend. Activities will be offered for kids such as; BB gun shooting range, bow building, fish painting and a live raptor demonstration.
Participants do not need to pre-register. For more information call or stop by the IDFG regional office at (208) 799-5010 for an additional chance to win a rifle donated by Sportsman’s Warehouse.