Friday, February 15, 2019

Indiana: Visit DNR at Indy Boat, Sport and Travel Show

The Department of Natural Resources will have a strong presence at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 15-24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.Boat Show

The show is presented by Renfro Productions and opens at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

The DNR's main location is in Tackle Town, in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The booth is a convenient one-stop shopping opportunity for licenses, state park passes, lake-use permits, Outdoor Indiana magazine, and a State Parks GO! (Get Outside) promotion.

For $79, the State Parks GO! Pack includes an Annual Entrance Pass to Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs, state forest recreation areas, and Interlake and Redbird state riding areas; the choice of a $40 DNR camping gift card or $40 State Park Inns gift card; and a backpack. Sold separately, the items have a $98 value. Hoosiers age 65 and older can purchase the same package for $59. Free copies of the DNR’s 2019 Fishing Regulation Guide, 2019 Recreation Guide, and other publications will be available.

State Parks and Inns will have a separate informational booth in the Travel and Tourism area of the show.

Division of Fish & Wildlife biologists will be on hand throughout the show to share program information and resources, as well as answer your fish and wildlife questions.

State Park interpretive naturalists will be present with live birds of from Hardy Lake’s Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center on Feb. 16 and 25, and with a variety of snakes from O’Bannon Woods State Park on Feb. 17 and 24, both from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Members of the Indiana Conservation Officers K-9 team will be present Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to interact with the officers and their K-9 partners. All times are subject to change.

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Media contact: Marty Benson, DNR Communications, 317-233-3853.