Bring Kids To The Outdoor Blast
Free admission for kids at July 22-24 event in Macon. We’ll keep ’em occupied while you check out acres of the latest in hunting and fishing.
 
By Nick Carter
Posted Wednesday June 29 2011, 11:36 AM
 
School’s out, and the kids are bouncing off the walls. Need something to keep them from tearing down the house? Bring them to the GON Outdoor Blast at the Macon Centreplex July 22-24. We’ve lined up plenty of activities to keep them occupied, offering you the opportunity to peruse acres of the latest and greatest hunting and fishing gear in air-conditioned comfort.

If your kids haven’t already gotten their required hunter-education certification, The Blast offers a great opportunity to do it. DNR will host a hunter-education course at the Blast that includes an obstacle course that mimics common situations found while hunting. Stations include blood trailing, field-dressing, stand inspection, 4-wheeler safety, wildlife tracks, dangerous wildlife and plants and more. This unique course is both educational and tons of fun. Go online to <www.gohuntgeorgia.com> to register for the Outdoor Blast 3-hour CD Class. Walk-ins are welcome. The first class is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 23. Kids must first complete the online Hunter Education Course by going to <www.beasafehunter.org>.

DNR personnel will also bring along their hunting and fishing simulators, which are always a hit with the kids. On the floor of the Centreplex, your kids will have the opportunity to battle some of the world’s most sought after game fish or put the crosshairs on dangerous game animals.

Then, if you want to get them involved in the real thing, Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia will be at the show, offering hands-on instruction and an indoor archery range for kids to learn or test skills with real bows and arrows.

There will also be a bunch of other activities for the kids like huge inflatables, face painting and bungy bouncing. And, almost all of it will be free with the cost of admission. Did we mention that kids 12 and younger get in for free?

See page 78 for a look at what the Outdoor Blast has to offer for adults.
 
 
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