Youth Fish Camp to be Held at Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will host a Youth Fish Camp at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo June 20 and 21.  The camp is open to youth ages 11-15. The purpose of the camp is to introduce Mississippi’s youth to fisheries conservation, management, and sport fishing.

 “The camp is much more than children going fishing,” said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director, Larry Bull. “Classroom discussions and hands-on exercises led by MDWFP fisheries biologists, MWF volunteers, and hatchery personnel will help students gain a better understanding of fish, fishing, and fisheries management.”

 Due to limited space, only 20 campers will be accepted. Camp applications can be completed online at the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s website  Paper applications can be obtained from MDWFP by calling (601) 432-2200.  Mail completed applications to MDWFP Camp Fish 2017, Attention:  Larry Bull, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.  All Applications must be received by June 12. Accepted participants will be notified by June 16.  For more information about MDWFP Fish Camp, contact Larry Bull at (601) 432-2200 or

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