You and the kids will want to make plans to join the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 2018 Hunting and Fishing Day Festival this Saturday, September 22nd, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, at the Tom Merrill Recreation Area, Bayou Bodcau Dam and Reservoir, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA.

In observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day, this 39 year old festival is free and open to the public and will feature a little something for everyone:

  • Youth Duck Calling Contest
  • Youth Squirrel Tournament
  • Shooting Activities
  • Frog Catching
  • Alligator Skinning
  • Fish ID
  • Fish Shocking
  • Forestry
  • Bee Keeping
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Food Concessions
  • Photo Booth
  • Hunting Dog Demonstrations

Alcohol is not permitted.  Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets, so they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the day.

On May 2nd 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, urging all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources. NHFD became a tradition and is now an annual event celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September.

For more information, call 318-464-9350.