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State-Fish Art Contest Extended to April 30th due to Corona Virus

With thousands of students and families impacted by COVID-19, Wildlife Forever and our team of host organizations have extended the State-Fish Art Contest deadline to April 30th, 2020.  This extension will allow more time for students to compete and participate while schools are shutdown. The Free Fish On Lesson Plan, entry forms and resources are available at www.StateFishArt.org. The State-Fish Art Contest®, supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, is a…

Into the Outdoors

New R3 Angling Videos, TV Shows and Educational Curriculum Gifted to R3 Community

In its third year of Getting Families Fishing, this national education initiative launched by the Future Angler Foundation and the Into the Outdoors Education Network recently added another 16 aquatic and angling education videos along with 16 dedicated topic webpages as part of their 2019 FWS grant. This builds a total of 32 fishing videos and web pages with educational materials that are free, open source to the entire R3…

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Learn How to Fish at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida April 24-26, 2020

Women, men and teens are invited to tackle offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 24-26 at the International Game Fish Association, Dania Beach., FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip. Activities launch Friday evening with an informal meet-and-greet at the IGFA from 6-7:30pm. On Saturday…

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Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, March 21-22, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 21-22, 2020 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers an…

Ladies, Learn to Catch Freshwater Fish at South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing University, Feb. 8, 2020

Forestville, WI: The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offers classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience from land and gifts. The…

Women Learn Fishing at Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish Oct. 26

Forestville, WI: The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Learn to Fish event at the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ on Oct. 26 offered instruction on inshore fishing, hands-on skill practice with guides and more. Optional fishing for the “No Yelling School of Fishing” was available for Oct. 27. Speakers and instructors for the “No Yelling School of Fishing.” were Betty Bauman, Founder of Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, Captains Leiza Fitzgerald, Pam…

New Anglers Become Winners at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys University Oct. 18-20, 2019

Forestville, WI: More than 50 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as other states to learn from the pros at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, October 18-20 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. The University kicked off on Friday with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and an incredible Master Chef Appetizer Contest. Saturday’s events began with classroom presentations on offshore, bottom and inshore fishing,…

Future Angler Foundation Supporting the 2020 Getting Families Fishing Safely Initiative

Forestville, WI: The Future Angler Foundation is partnering with the Into the Outdoors, an outdoor education and inspiration network. Through the partnership, a series of television programs, classroom videos and lesson activities are being created and are available free, “creative commons” that can be downloaded and used by the entire R3 Community. The 2020 Getting Families Fishing Safely Initiative with the support of the R3 community will work to increase…

Anglers To Learn Plus Go Fishing at Keys Oct. 18-20 “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

Forestville, WI: One-on-One Opportunities with the pros in Islamorada and Tavernier, FL plus fishing, rigging, conservation and a fun Fishing Fever competition for beginners! Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, Oct. 18-20 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations,…

Engaging Kids with the ‘Lure’ of Angling

Forestville, WI:  A big challenge for many R3 agencies and organizations is effectively engaging the next generation of anglers. One solution is Into The Outdoors, a new innovative program that’s giving the entire R3 community free educational media that connects with today’s youth and empowers kids to make decisions about outdoor pursuits in three ways: online media, television, and peer-driven classroom learning. This new program, Getting Families Fishing, has been created and…