Posted February 14, 2017 5:43 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, for the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend.

A license is not required to fish for those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply.Ice shanties on frozen lake with language promoting 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend

These two days make up #MiFreeFishingWeekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class fishing opportunities.

While many individuals and families will bundle up and head out to fish for free on their own, the DNR points out that there are several organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the weekend, too. Some of these events include:

  • Free Fishing Festival (Bay County)
    Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Join this annual event at the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center at Bay City State Recreation Area where tons of winter recreation activities are highlighted.
  • 8th annual Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Contest (Gogebic County)
    Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Participate in this annual ice fishing contest where lots of prizes are raffled off.
  • Wild about Winter Activity Day (Van Buren County)
    Feb. 18, 11 a.m. and …Read the Rest

    Source:: AmmoLand

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