Free fishing day announced at Big Oaks

Madison, Ind. — The Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Take a Kid Fishing Day” on Saturday, July 8. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. adults and kids 15 and younger can fish for free. The program also includes a casting contest, make your own cane pole, archery and information about reptiles and amphibians.

A limited number of free fishing packages will be available along with free refreshments, hotdogs and chips. Some fishing poles will be available for those without equipment. After checking into the refuge office participants will be asked to watch a 20 minute refuge safety video.

The event is co-sponsored by the Big Oaks Conservation Society and local merchants. For more information please call 812-273-0783.