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Photo credit:  Jim Gallop. http://takemefishing.org/nfbw/

Photo credit: Jim Gallop. http://takemefishing.org/nfbw/

June 7-8 is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone new to fishing in Oklahoma! The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has announced its annual Free Fishing Days, when a state fishing license will not be required to go fishing in Oklahoma. In addition, Oklahoma City fishing permits will be waived for any of the designated “close to home” fishing waters.

Oklahoma’s Free Fishing Days take place during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8, 2014, that occurs annually to highlight the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing our quality of life and preserving our natural resources. Oklahoma was the first state in the U.S. to offer free fishing days and has since been followed by many other states.

According to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, free fishing days are an ideal opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. For newcomers, fishing can often be an intimidating activity without an experienced guide. Invite someone fishing June 7-8 and help them experience the joys of the great outdoors!