Junior Ranger Program
No matter who you are or where you live, fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. For safe and enjoyable fishing trips, visit national fish hatcheries, national parks and national wildlife refuges. It you’re ready to learn, explore and have fun, fishing is for you.
Earn Your Junior Ranger Fishing Badge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service created a Junior Ranger program about fishing. Junior rangers are typically between the ages of 5 and 13, but anyone can participate. Learn about the basics of fishing. Then plan an exciting trip to a national wildlife refuge, national park or national fish hatchery that offers great fishing opportunities.
Follow these easy steps:
- Download the book (or contact a participating national fish hatchery or national wildlife refuge to ask if booklets are available).
- Complete as many activities in the book as you can.
- Visit a participating national fish hatchery or national wildlife refuge and show your completed book to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee or volunteer to receive your badge!