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The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and partners, including the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, is hosting a Get Youth Outdoors Day at Poole Knobs Recreation Area in La Vergne today, Saturday, Oct 12.

WHAT:
Local youth and families are invited to enjoy the great outdoors and learn new activities during the free Get Youth Outdoors Day at Poole Knobs Recreation Area in La Vergne.

Activities and topics include fishing, archery, conservation, sporting clays and more.

Members of the Tennessee Field Trial Association will also be on hand conducting canine demonstrations.

Participants will experience different outdoor activities under experienced supervision from local labor union members, TWRA staff and other volunteers.

All supplies including eye and hearing protection, firearms and ammunition will be provided at no charge. Each youth will also receive a free rod and reel courtesy of Pure Fishing, plus a goody bag containing Plano game calls and more.

The event will also celebrate the dedication of improvements to the Poole Knobs Recreation Area by the USA, TWRA, Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission and local union volunteers.

WHEN:
Saturday, Oct. 12
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., outdoor activities to follow.

WHERE:
Poole Knobs Recreation Area
347 Old Jones Mill Road
La Vergne, TN 37086

WHY:
Preserving our outdoor heritage starts with getting kids outside today. Hunters, recreational shooters and anglers generate billions in retail sales and economic activity each year, while contributing millions for conservation and wildlife management nationwide through special federal excise taxes.

Research has also proven that outdoor-related activities such as hunting and fishing create participatory pathways for children to experience nature and help kindle a lifelong interest in environmental conservation. This free event will help promote the importance of educating a future generation of American hunters and anglers from diverse communities and backgrounds.

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