The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on at the University of Wyoming football game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Sept. 28.

“Cowboys fans, hunters and anglers all have at least one thing in common — they love Wyoming,” Kathryn Boswell, Game and Fish hunter and angler participation coordinator said in a statement. “Our #fieldgoals event combines those passions, and it’s a lot of fun.”

Festivities will begin at 3:00 PM at the Pepsi Pregame Zone in the Indoor Practice Facility on the UW campus in Laramie, Wyoming.

Attendees will learn about bear spray, climb aboard to explore a fish stocking truck, practice their casting skills, discover new places to hunt and fish in Wyoming, and more. People can also talk with biologists and game wardens about topics like chronic wasting disease, the tooth aging program and efforts to keep Wyoming safe from aquatic invasive species.

“Bring your questions; we’ll have folks there who can answer anything from hunting access puzzlers to identifying that mysterious fish you caught this summer,” Boswell added.

Prior to the event, people who use the hashtag #fieldgoals on their outdoor photos on Facebook and Instagram will be featured in a video to be shown during the game on the big screen. Last year, 376 people submitted photos of enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.

Celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of September since 1972, National Hunting and Fishing Day has been recognized in all 50 states to teach about conservation and celebrate the outdoors.

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