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Monday, Oct. 9

The Kisatchie Fly Fishers will hold the Cenla Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Festival Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Admission is free and is open to all ages. Activities will include speakers, fly tying and jig-making demonstrations, casting clinic, multiple exhibits, kayak fishing info, raffles, food and more. Kisatchie Fly Fishers are looking to fly tiers (or jig tiers) to demonstrate their craft at the festival. For the vast majority of fly fishing events, you must be invited in to demonstrate tying your favorite flies.

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The KFF has extended an ‘open invitation’ and will take in the first 40 tiers who commit. KFF enjoys being able to do this because they say that some of the best tiers (young or old) may not have ever done so in public. KFF welcomes all tiers with any level of expertise to join them at their festival. They are also accepting booths for those who tie jigs or can crafts on site. For more information please visit www.KisatchieFly.com. Learn about longleaf pine and financial assistance opportunities for planting and managing longleaf at an upcoming field day and workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The workshop will begin at the Kisatchie Ranger District Headquarters, on LA Hwy 117.  The program, presented by forestry and wildlife management experts, will inform private landowners about longleaf pine management and its benefits.

Federal and state agencies will also provide information on generous assistance programs currently offered to landowners interested in planting and managing longleaf on their land.  Registration is required and will include a guided air-conditioned bus tour, professional speakers, and a barbeque lunch for ten dollars.  Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits can be earned by attending this event.  It will be a fun-filled and educational day to learn about longleaf pine, an important forest resource and tour parts of the scenic Kisatchie Ranger District.

To register or for more information contact Chris Rice, The Nature Conservancy, at (318) 237-5569 or by email at crice@tnc.org.