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The Indiana Bass Federation will be helping DNR again this year with the  Hoosier Outdoor Experience held at Fort Harrison State Park. This two day event will be held on September 15th & 16th. The Federation will be conducting Kids Casting events both days. This is a FREE event to all participants.  Please visit the website link above, for more information about this fantastic family event. Plan on bringing your whole family to enjoy a day outdoors. DNR does this at NO COST to the public at all. This is an event you can’t afford to miss. This too is a great event that IBF dads, (or moms), can work an event side by side with a son or daughter or even grandson or granddaughter . It also qualifies as an event for the State Team.

Please contact me as soon as possible.  This is an all day event so I need at least 10 volunteers each day to help.

Thank You;

Mark Shane

Indiana Bass Federation

Conservation Director


(317) 293-0332

The IBF assists the DNR in putting on the Hoosier Outdoor Experience every year . The event is at Fort Harrison State Park off Post Rd on the West Side of Indianapolis. The 2011 Hoosier Outdoor Experience was a success with more than 20,000 people enjoying the activities. The Experience is Indiana’s largest, hands-on outdoor recreation event. Featuring more than 50 activities and 120 grassroots partners, the free weekend provided opportunities to learn about the great Indiana outdoors. Below is a list of just the fishing related activities. Note we are handling the Reel Kids Casting Contest.

Basic Fishing Division of Fish and Wildlife, Indiana Bass Federation Nation
Fly Fishing Reel Women Reel Men
Fly Tying Indianapolis Fly Casters
Canoeing/Kayaking Hoosier Canoe Club, Friends of the White River, Ball State Outdoor Pursuits
Remote Control Boats
(Saturday Only)
Indy Admirals
Fishing in Indiana (with cooking and tasting
every hour on the hour)
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Wildlife Trailer Indy Parks
Reel Kids Casting Skills Indiana Bass Federation

The dates are September 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday). Here is the link to the website:. http://www.in.gov/dnr/6025.htm. It will provide more information including directions. parking, and all activities.

If anyone can assist please contact Mark Shane, the IBF’s Conservation Director), at markshane@sbcglobal.net. We would appreciate all the assistance you can muster, ..

Michael Goins
Quality Control Coordinator
Bus: 574-277-5633 Fax: 317-692-8426 Cell: 574-298-0208