Starts: 9/27/2008 Ends: 9/28/2008
Event: Fall Sportsmen’s Festival
Location: Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge
For More Info: 315-689-9367 Website: www.OnondagaCountyParks.com
Fall Sportsmen’s Days sponsored by Toyota
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2008
$5 per family/carload
Created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day, this annual festival is a terrific opportunity for all ages to try their hand at a variety of outdoor pursuits, including skeet shooting, waterfowl identification, axe/knife throwing, turkey calling, archery, 3-D laser big game hunting, crossbow, BB gun, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing, muzzle loading, Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers and Smokey Bear, woodsmen demonstrations, local wildlife artists and authors and trout fishing.
Activities are specially designed to give even children a chance to try these sports — perhaps for the first time. Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook is one of the largest celebrations of National Hunting and Fishing Day in New York State with family attendance expected at well over 6,000.
The event will be family focused – giving everyone – even children a chance to experience outdoor sports.
Located on picturesque countryside in western Onondaga County, the Hatchery was originally developed and operated as a joint venture between Onondaga County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under a Works Project Administration Grant. One of only four county run hatcheries in the state, this has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1938 and produces 70,000+ Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout annually. Staff and volunteers take great pride in stocking over 100 miles of streams and 10,000 acres of impoundments with 100% of the D.E.C. recommendations for these waters. These efforts are necessary to serve the region with the state’s largest per capita fish license sales and contribute significantly to local fishing-oriented retail sales of $4 million/year.
Carpenter’s Brook includes:
Time Out to Fish program for seniors & special needs populations
Brookside Shelter, available by reservation, click on “Book Now” link to reserve online or call 451-7275.
fish production for farm pond stocking
children’s fishing derbies, call ahead for dates
a 2-yr old stocking program, producing 15″ trophy fish
Hatchery tours for groups of 5 or more, available by reservation