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ND Game and Fish at ND State Fair

by Doug Leier

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will host thousands of visitors to its Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park July 18-26 at the State Fair in Minot.

Visitors will be treated to an array of activities, exhibits and useful information as the park will be staffed from 1-7 p.m. daily. Pathways to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping are major attractions where fishing, shooting, archery and furtaking are taught to interested kids and adults. Of course, the opportunity to catch a fish brings excitement to the littlest angler.

The Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park is a really good stop for the entire family to learn about the outdoors, and to participate in hands-on activities that might just turn a youngster and others on to hunting and fishing in North Dakota, said outreach biologist Greg Gullickson. We have some great opportunities in North Dakota, and I certainly encourage people to come out and give it a try.

In addition, Gullickson said guests should visit the live fish display, or stop by the furbearer exhibit and discuss trapping with the experts, or relax and enjoy native prairie plantings.

The best thing about the whole Game and Fish area is the price, its all free, he added.

The Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park is located on the north end of the grounds near the All Seasons Arena.