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Get Your Kiddos Outside for National Hunting & Fishing Day

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The 45th Anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day is right around the corner! This event is all about getting people outside to learn many things about the great outdoors in a fun family friendly environment. The city of Round Rock and the Kids Outdoor Zone bring you this great event September 24, 2016! It is a great opportunity for anyone who loves the outdoors or wants to learn and get involved with hunting and fishing. Experience the many things of the outdoor world and how important hunting and fishing is in Texas Wildlife conservation programs.


Photo: Jan Pomeroy


“The average kid spends 40 minutes a week outside and 70 hours a week in front of a screen.

Traditionally the father was the mentor into outdoor activities and with over 40% of our kids without a father at home and up to 70% in some communities, kids are not going outdoors to explore.

Boys especially need to spend time outdoors being mentored in so many of the things their hearts long for. John Eldredge says in his book Wild at Heart, “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.” That is the heart of a boy!

We have embraced the National Hunting and Fishing day event as a way to offer kids a chance to explore outdoor activities and then help moms and dads find places and activities they can plug the kids into.

Kids Outdoor Zone (KOZ) is an outdoor adventure ministry based in churches around the country. Any church can train and bring the program into their church and community. To find a church in your area or for more information, or call 512-292-1113, #kidsoutdoorzone.” – ‘TJ Greaney’ – chair for the Kids Outdoor Zone National Hunting and Fishing Day event with Mayor Alan McGraw chair of the Round Rock Family Campout. 


Kid fish

Photo: Jan Pomeroy

This event has had many special honorary chairs including, Luke Bryan in 2009, Jim and Eva Shockey in 2015, Bill Dance in 2013, the USA shooting team in 2010. The list goes on and on of some of the greatest names in the Hunting and Fishing Conservation Industry. This year’s honorary chair will be Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. Last year this event brought in over 1200 kids and family members to the Family Campout and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Sensory Safari

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Some of the activities included at this event are:

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • BB Gun Range
  • Archery
  • Sensory Safari Trailer
  • Leather Bracelet making
  • Meet outdoor celebrities of the Industry
  • Speak to conservation groups that work to keep your right and heritage thriving!
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Photo: Jan Pomeroy

So, get ready to come out and enjoy some great fun while learning about the great outdoors. This event will be held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.