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Furs, Fins & Feathers, Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)
Start Date: 9/16/2017 All Day
End Date: 9/16/2017
Event Description:
Electrofishing Demo at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fishing Pier
Electrofishing uses direct current electricity to attract fish so that they can be easily netted (with no harm to the fish!). It’s a common scientific survey method used to sample fish populations to determine abundance, density, and species composition. Debra King, a Fisheries Biologist with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, will do a live electrofishing demo. 30 minutes

Hunting Dogs from 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Twin Oaks Shelter
DROP BY to learn more about hunting dogs! Hoosier Ridge Kennels has been training "working dogs" for 20 years, as well as raising gamebirds. Owner Mike Stinson will introduce you to a couple of his dogs and discuss the training process – and you may get to see a live demonstration of the dogs' skills!

Paracord Fishing Lures from 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Activity Center
DROP BY to make your own fishing lure using a piece of paracord.

Airborne Hunters, Part One: Owls at 1:45 p.m.
Location: Activity Center Amphitheater
Indiana Raptor Center will showcase a few of their live owls and discuss how these nocturnal hunters survive and thrive. The IRC is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center located in Brown County. 30 minutes

Open Fishing for Kids (and adults with a license!) from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fishing Pier
Go fishing this afternoon with the Indiana Bass’n Gals! Fishing equipment and bait is all provided, and club members will be there to provide any assistance or advice you need! (Adults wishing to fish must have a fishing license; no license is needed for children 17 and under.) A game will also be set up on the shoreline by the pier for you to practice your casting skills.

Furs and Bones: Indiana Game Mammals at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Activity Center Amphitheater
Monroe Lake’s Interpretive Naturalist will introduce you to some of Indiana’s game mammals in this "touchable" presentation that features lots of real furs and bones. 30 minutes

Airborne Hunters, Part Two: Hawks and Falcons at 3:15 p.m.
Location: Activity Center Amphitheater
Adam Naugle, with the Indiana Falconers Association, will share a few of his live hawks and falcons, which falconers train and use for hunting wild game. The sport of falconry has been around for about 4,000 years! 30 minutes

Fire and Light from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: Activity Center Shelter
Getting ready for hunting season (or a camping trip in the backcountry)? DROP BY to check out examples of simple handmade stoves and lanterns that cost almost nothing for the materials (most are made from recycled items) – and pick up instructions so you can make them yourself.
Location Information:
Monroe Lake  (View Map)
4850 S. State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401

Monroe Lake - Paynetown State Recreation Area
Contact Information:
Name: Paynetown Activity Center
Phone: (812) 837-9967
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name:
  • Natural Resources, Department of

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