Catch Fish, Shoot Targets at the Utah State Fair Sept. 4-14

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Your kids can catch fish and shoot pellet guns at this year’s Utah State Fair.

Catch Fish, Shoot Targets at the Utah State FairThe two activities are just some of the things your family can enjoy at the historic Division of Wildlife Resources building. Located on the south side of the Utah State Fairpark, the building is close to 100 years old.

The following are among the things you and your family can do at the building and the surrounding area:

Your kids can catch and release bluegill, crappie, catfish and bass at the fish pond. The pond is on the south side of the building. It will be open from 4–7 p.m. every day of the fair except Sep. 4. The DWR will provide all of the fishing equipment and instruction your kids will need to catch fish.

Your kids can shoot at targets at the DWR’s shooting trailer. The trailer will be open every day of the fair.

You can learn about various outdoor topics at a series of seminars. Black bear and OHV safety, the rocks that make up the Wasatch Mountains and wildlife art are among the topics that will be presented. The seminars will be held on the west side of the fish pond. Most of the seminars will be held in the evening.

You can learn more about Utah’s outdoors at various information booths inside the building. The divisions of Oil, Gas & Mining, State Parks and Recreation, Water Resources and Wildlife Resources, as well as the Utah Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources, will be represented.

“Because so many DNR divisions will be involved this year, those who attend the fair can learn more about conservation efforts and Utah’s outdoors than ever before,” says DNR Executive Director Mike Styler.

The Utah State Fair runs Sep. 4–14 at the Utah State Fairpark. The fairpark is at 155 N. 1000 W. in Salt Lake City.