REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – East Idaho children and their parents explored the great outdoors Saturday during Youth Outdoor Skills Day hosted by the State Department of Fish and Game. ‘Idaho.
“There’s so much to do outdoors here in Idaho that we really like to get people out and educate them a bit about what’s available and try to get them involved and outdoors,” said the Department of Fish and the game’s communications director, James Bower. “That’s what Idaho means to us, and we’re very passionate about it.”
Children and their parents participated in bear hunting simulations, anti-poaching lessons and several other outdoor activities.
It was the first time since the pandemic that the Department of Game and Fisheries could organize the event.
Department heads say the excitement of the community has made them happy to be back.
“It’s so great to see the smiles on the faces of the kids. It’s also really cool to see the parents and the kids interacting, learning something new, sometimes together. Sometimes it comes down to a scale that they maybe participate but don’t have their kids but seeing those smiling faces is worth it,” Bower said.