4th Annual Wildlife Heritage Festival
Join us at the fourth annual Wildlife Heritage Festival
on Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 - 4:00 as we celebrate National Hunting and
Fishing Day at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center.
your family and friends to the Pequest
Trout Hatchery for a day of family fun marking National Hunting and Fishing Day. Volunteers from Trout Unlimited and
the Wildlife Conservation Corps will be on hand to teach kids between the ages
of 8 and 16 the art of fishing as they try their luck in our Fishing Education
Pond. Kids under 8 will be able to fish in our "kiddie fishing tank"
which will be stocked with trout from the hatchery.
There will be an archery range for beginners and for the advanced archer, we
will have a free 3-D archery course set up through the woods. You will
need to bring your own equipment for the 3-D course. There are 15 shooting stations
where you will get a chance to shoot at deer, bear, turkey and coyotes under realistic
hunting conditions. Test your shooting skills as you take aim at our steel deer!
Instructors will teach you the basics of shooting a shotgun at our Introduction
to Shotgun Range which will be set up for the first time this year.
auditorium will be packed with wildlife artists and taxidermists
who will be on hand selling their art and services. New for this year is the Sportsmen's
Flea Market, with vendors selling fishing and hunting related items. There
will even be guides and outfitters set up displaying their services.
Conservation groups' representatives will be here to talk with visitors and several reenactors
will be encamped at the hatchery to demonstrate primitive living skills from
a bygone era. There will be kids' activities for children of all ages, including performances by Diana Dove, so bring your whole family!
Pequest Wildlife Heritage Festival Information
Pequest Trout Hatchery is located on Route 46 nine miles west of Hackettstown
Warren County. Come spend the day at the Wildlife Heritage Festival or visit
the hatchery at any time during the year.
There will be food available for purchase at the Festival. For more information about public or group visitation/programs call 908-637-4125 or see the on-line
schedule of public programs. All of our events are free of charge.
Pequest Wildlife Heritage Festival Poster (pdf, 150kb)