Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cenla National Hunting and Fishing Day - Sat., Sept. 28

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will renew it's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

NHFD is a national event on the fourth Saturday in September.  It was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our nation’s hunters and anglers. LDWF introduced its first NHFD event in 1982 at the Monroe district office.  In the following years, three more locations were added in Baton Rouge, Minden and Woodworth.  Today, more than 10,000 people statewide attend the celebrations.

This free event offers activities for the entire family such as archery, fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, biking and much more. Visitors can learn about coastal restoration, bird watching, turkey hunting, game tagging, and much more from various organizations, agencies, and sponsors. 

The Cenla NHFD Outdoors Festival held at the LDWF Woodworth Education Center is the largest in the state with about 2,000 attendees.  There's free food and refreshments as well, courtesy of Burger King, Coca-Cola and Woodmen of the World.  New this year is the inaugural Woodmen of the World Team Barbecue Cookoff Contest. 

For 2013, the Woodworth event will feature fly fishing courtesy of the Cane Country Fly Casters and Kisatchie Fly Fishers.  There will be casting, fly tying, knot tying.  Kids and adults will get the opportunity to hands-on lesson in casting, tying, or knots. If you are interested in anything related to fly fishing, or even the sport of kayak fishing, be sure to look for our booth at the Woodworth NHFD Festival.

Click on this link for the Cenla NHFD Flyer  in legal format  (pdf, 512kb) 

Friday, September 6, 2013

CCFC next meeting Tuesday, September 10

The Cane Country Fly Casters resume their regular meeting schedule this month after our annual vacation period.  After a long hot summer we're ready to get together again!  The next meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm
Westside Baptist Church
6834 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

For our new members, that is located on the by-pass in Natchitoches.  Click on this Google Maps link to find the location.

On the agenda:
  • Tony is going to walk us through several knots, including the nail knot. 
  • Catch will talk about the upcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day in Woodworth, Sept 28
  • Other upcoming activities
  • Fishing Reports
  • Burley is cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. Members are asked to bring sides. Let us know what you can contribute.
See ya there!