June 1-2 Designated as Free Fishing Weekend in Mississippi

June 1-2 Designated as Free Fishing Weekend in Mississippi

JACKSON‹Each year the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP) designates the first weekend in June as ³Free Fishing Weekend²
in Mississippi. On June 1-2, 2013, any person may sport fish without a
fishing license or a state lake fishing or boating permit.

The weekend kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week which celebrates the
importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing quality of life
and conserving our country’s natural resources.

Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the
first time. If you are already an angler, this is a great time to take a
friend or family member who has never been fishing.

Also taking place across the state on June 1 are many free youth fishing
events. To find an event near you, visit the MDWFP ³Upcoming Events²
calendar at mdwfp.com.
For more information about fishing and boating in Mississippi, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400. Follow us on Facebook
at www.facebook.com/mdwfp.

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