Game and Fish Display at Red River Valley Fair

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will once again host thousands of visitors at the Red River Valley Fair June 20-28. Visitors will be treated to an array of exhibits and useful information as the building will be staffed from 2 p.m - 8 p.m. daily, according to Doug Leier, department outreach biologist, West Fargo.

This is the fourth consecutive year the department has been involved with the Red River Valley Fair. "We have had a wonderful run and it just continues to get better," Leier said. "We provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the fish and game of North Dakota, as well as a chance to visit with department personnel on a variety of issues."

A major draw at the game and fish display has always been live fish found in eastern North Dakota. Catfish, walleye, sauger and other species found in North Dakota waters will be on display.

A new addition this year is a native flower, grass and shrub display. "Spectators can test their knowledge by identifying plant species found when settlers arrived in North Dakota," Leier said.

The game and fish building will also include the enforcement division's Report All Poachers trailer highlighting several trophy big game mounts, information on attracting wildlife to your backyard, and a touch-and-feel table with everything from moose antlers to fox pelts.

"There are a number of interactive displays that will pique the interest of young and old alike," Leier said.