Utah DNR Youth Outdoor Sports Fair

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Kids can catch fish, shoot arrows and drive remote-control ATVs at this year's DNR Youth Outdoor Sports Fair.

The sports fair is part of this year's International Sportsmen's Exposition.

The expo will be held March 13–16 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State in Sandy. The cost to attend the exposition, which includes the youth fair, is $10 for those 13 years of age and older. Children 12 years of age and younger are free.

The Youth Outdoor Sports Fair will be held on the south side of the exposition center. The Department of Natural Resources and three of its divisions Wildlife Resources, Utah State Parks and Recreation, and Water Resources are sponsoring this year's fair.

More than 20 activities

More than 20 activities await kids who attend the fair. Among the things kids can do:

  • * Catch trout and possibly bluegills in a fishing pond and a fishing stream.
  • * Shoot arrows at targets.
  • * Make a survival kit, a turkey call and a petroglyph.
  • * Tie fishing flies.
  • * See how big they are compared to a deer, an elk or a moose!
  • * Learn how to be safe in black bear country.
  • * Drive remote control all-terrain vehicles.
  • * Learn how to be safe while boating.
  • * Learn how to conserve water.
  • * Learn about a future career with the DNR.

"The kids who attend the fair will have fun, and they'll learn things that should make their next trip into the outdoors even more safe and enjoyable," says Tammy Kikuchi, marketing and communications director for the Department of Natural Resources.

More information about the March 13–16 International Sportsmen's Exposition is available at www.sportsexpos.com/promo.cfm?LNK=488.