California DFG will Bring License Sales to Outdoor Sports Shows

California DFG will Bring License Sales and Information Staff to January's Northern Outdoor Sports Shows

California – -(OutdoorWire.com)- The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will operate a full-service license sales counter and information booth at two upcoming outdoors shows in Northern California.

“These shows provide a valuable opportunity for us to meet thousands of hunters and anglers over the course of a few days,” said DFG Director Donald Koch. “We answer their questions, hear their concerns and to give them a convenient place to buy their annual licenses and tags. It is a unique opportunity for those who enjoy outdoor activities and we hope to see many children at the shows as we'll be providing an excellent learning venue for the next generation of California's fish and wildlife stewards.”

DFG will operate booths during the following shows:

January 8-11: International Sportsmen's Exposition at San Mateo County Event Center. Billed as the “premier hunting and fishing show,” this year's expo is in its 33rd year and features adventure travel, gear, guides, resorts, seminars and demonstrations. Doors open at 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday.

January 15-18: International Sportsmen's Exposition at Cal Expo, Sacramento. This is the largest fishing, hunting and outdoors show on the West Coast. Doors open at 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Staff at DFG's license counters will be offering a full line of sport fishing licenses, hunting licenses, tags and stamps – everything necessary for sportsmen and women to fully enjoy California's many outdoor fishing and hunting opportunities. The license counters will be open during most hours.

In addition to license agents, DFG wildlife and fisheries experts and enforcement personnel will be on hand throughout the shows to give seminars, answer questions and provide information on a wide range of wildlife and outdoors subjects, as well as volunteer and career opportunities.

Both shows will also feature youth outdoor fairs, where DFG's Hunter Education and Fishing in the City staff will be on hand to help teach children some of the basics of hunting and fishing. A large fishing pond – operated by Wilderness Unlimited and stocked with DFG hatchery trout – will be available for children hoping to catch a fish. Admission to the show and all activities are free of charge to children 12 years and under.

For more information on the shows, and to view a calendar of additional upcoming events, please visit DFG's Web site at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/events/

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