Veterans can fish for free at Montauk State Park's Veterans Fishing Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation invites veterans to fish for free at Montauk State Park’s Veterans Fishing Day event. 

According to the MDC, there will be no permit or daily tag fee required for veterans on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Veterans can pick up their free daily trout tag at the tent in front of the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge on the evening of Sept. 7 or anytime on Saturday during the event. 

Throughout the day, veterans will be able to fish anywhere in the park. The MDC news release says volunteers will host a hospitality tent featuring fly-tying demos, lessons, casting instruction and the latest adaptive fishing equipment. 

For more information about Veterans Fishing Day call the Montauk Hatchery at 573-548-2585 or email Hatchery Manager Tom Whelan at Tom.Whelan@mdc.mo.gov 

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