Special fishing day set at refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department and local volunteers will sponsor a fishing day for individuals with special needs from Minot and the surrounding area.

The event, planned for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take place at the Outlet Fishing Area below Lake Darling Dam. It will include a picnic lunch at noon. The event is funded in part by the Kenmare Veterans Club, Kenmare Goosefest Committee and The Souris River Basin Longbeards.

Because of the large number of people planning to attend this event and the limited parking spaces available, the Outlet Fishing Area will be closed Saturday to Refuge visitors from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rods, reels, tackle and bait will be supplied for those individuals who do not have equipment. Parents and guardians of individuals with special needs should contact the refuge at 468-5467, ext. 110 with the number of participants planning to attend.

June 1-2 are free fishing days so residents of North Dakota may fish without a resident license.