Saturday’s local celebration of Hunting and Fishing Day takes place at Camp Pigott, a Boy Scout facility on Woods Creek Road north of Monroe. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features interactive events for young people 17 and under and their accompanying adults. Introduce your youngster to target shooting, hunting and fishing, and the support hunters and anglers provide for wildlife management and conservation.
Young people will be able to shoot state Department of Fish and Wildlife firearms, archery equipment and air rifles free of charge, all under the guidance of department staff and hunter-education instructors. Those interested in an angling experience can fish for one of the more than 500 trout stocked for the event. There will be free lunch for the first 500 youth and accompanying adults; free participation bags; door prize drawings; a turkey hunting clinic and presentations on scent-free hunting and more.
Organizers suggest those 17 and under preregister online by going to the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s home page, clicking on the National Fishing and Hunting Day logo, then clicking on preregistration.
The GPS address is 24225 Woods Creek Road, Snohomish, Wash., 98290; phone 360-568-2065. Turn north on Woods Creek Road at the east side of Monroe, drive 10.3 miles — staying on Woods Creek road and keeping right at every fork — and watch for the Camp Pigott sign.