Discover Outdoor Connecticuit

Dear Outdoor Enthusiasts:

We are happy to announce that the DEEP will be hosting an event called “Discover Outdoor Connecticut, Join the Force for the Resource, formerly “Hunting and Fishing Day”. Please bring a bag lunch and join us for a day of fun and excitement outside.  This free event will be held at Franklin Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin Connecticut on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  The event will offer activities for all ages, including live birds of prey, field dog demonstrations, trap and archery shooting, dart guns, fly tying and casting, fish and game prep and sampling, photo contest, outdoors skills clinics, wildlife and nature crafts, face painting, and interesting programs and workshops about hunting, fishing, boating, forestry, parks, and the great outdoors.  Attendees will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with DEEP staff from the Divisions of Wildlife, Inland and Marine Fisheries, Law Enforcement, Boating, Parks, and Forestry, as well as with representatives from conservation and outdoors organizations.  Free t-shirts and water will be supplied on a first come/first serve basis.

Mark the date and come with your family and friends.  Please check the DEEP website ( as September 22nd approaches to find out more details, including a list of activities and participating groups, directions, parking and more. We look forward to seeing you this September!
Andrew LaBonte
Discover Outdoor Connecticut Chairman
Franklin WMA; Email: