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Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge Youth Fishing and Kayak Day a Success!
Midwest Region, May 19, 2012
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Kayak instructor, Kevin Dempsey helps Kim Georgie familiarize herself with the kayak.
Kayak instructor, Kevin Dempsey helps Kim Georgie familiarize herself with the kayak. - Photo Credit: Carolyn Gregory/USFWS.
Cody Teske helps a youth with his catch.
Cody Teske helps a youth with his catch. - Photo Credit: Carolyn Gregory/USFWS.
Volunteer Eunice Heusack (center of the photo) keeps an eye on a group of kayakers.
Volunteer Eunice Heusack (center of the photo) keeps an eye on a group of kayakers. - Photo Credit: Carolyn Gregory/USFWS.
From the smile on volunteer Don Tabor's face, you'd think he caught this monster catfish!
From the smile on volunteer Don Tabor's face, you'd think he caught this monster catfish! - Photo Credit: Carolyn Gregory/USFWS.

Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge staff kicked off the summer with a Youth Fishing and Kayak Day on Saturday May 19, 2012. Catfish were the catch of the day, with some weighing up to ten pounds, which is quite a catch for the little tikes!

 

This year's event was made even more special with the presence of a kayak instructor, Kevin Dempsey of Midwest Sea Kayak and Touring Company. Dempsey provided his expertise in safe paddling and assisted everyone with the art of kayaking. Youth, as well as the adults, took to the water like the fish they were catching.

Cooperators for the event included Missouri Department of Conservation and the Midwest Sea Kayak and Touring Company. The day was also made possible by some great volunteers from nearby Elsberry, Mo., as well as those that traveled from as far away as Wentzville and St. Louis! We greatly appreciate everyone's assistance and their dedication for day to ensure a successful event.


Contact Info: Candace Chambers, 573.847.2333, candy_chambers@fws.gov



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