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FORT RILEY TO HOST ANGLER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

FORT RILEY TO HOST ANGLER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

July 3, 2014

Course will help those who want to teach basic fishing skills

PRATT – There may be no more rewarding experience than to help a youngster catch his or her first fish, which is why so many experienced anglers love to pass on their knowledge of fishing. Now, Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism want to help those anglers become better teachers by offering angler instructor courses around the state.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer angler instructor can participate in the instructor course being offered at Fort Riley on Saturday, July 12. The course will be conducted at the Fort Riley Environmental Division Office, Building 407, Pershing Court on Fort Riley. Anglers will learn about working with children, sample curriculums, fishing regulations, species identification, ethics, knot-tying and more. The course begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. All students must pass through an access control area and must present a driver’s license or other photo ID and proof of insurance for their vehicle. No firearms are allowed, open carry or concealed carry.

To learn more about the fishing instructor certification program and to register for the Fort Riley course, go to www.fishingsfuture.org, click on “Upcoming Events”, then “Kansas Angler Education Training Program.”

For more information on Fishing’s Future in Kansas, contact Kevin Reich at kevin.reich@fishingsfuture.org.

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