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Press Release

Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs® Volunteer Training Set Available

October 17, 2005

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division will sponsor  “Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs®” training for volunteers at the Marion State Fish Hatchery in Perry County on November 9, 2005.  “Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs®” (HOFNOD) is a partnership program between the Future Fisherman Foundation, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, and volunteers. 

The one-day training session will teach volunteers how to help children make appropriate decisions and learn to become ethical anglers. At the HOFNOD Instructor Workshop, participants will be introduced to many activities and lessons that are appropriate for helping young people learn to become ethical anglers, and also to grow into adults who will make wise decisions for themselves and the environment.  Participants will not only learn to improve their fishing abilities; they will learn how to teach youth how to fish.  Participants will then have the ability to use the “Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs®” name and logo.

For more details or to register, contact Maurice Jackson, Aquatic Educator, at 205-339-5716; or contact Doug Darr, Aquatic Education Coordinator, at 334-242-3884.  This one-day course provides the skills you need to lead a mentor-based fishing program that will make a difference in children's lives.

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