A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 program that allows children to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year.
The “Kids to Fish” program lets youngsters check out fishing rods and reels and basic tackle at 48 different sites across Montana’s Hi-Line. Nationally known rod and reel manufacturers and tackle retailers D & G Sports & Western in Glasgow and Stromberg’s Sinclair and the Big R store in Havre give FWP substantial discounts that help keep the program sustainable. New loaner sites have been set up this year at the Ag Land Co-op store in Wolf Point and the Tire-Rama store in Rudyard. For information on the closest loan site, phone 406-228-3704.
Youngsters are required to sign out the equipment and return it in good working order within a reasonable amount of time. About 400 of the fully rigged rods are available for free public use.