Anglers: Consider Donating Fish to Food Banks

By Beacon Staff

Anglers are reminded that Fish, Wildlife & Parks is teaming up with Flathead and Mission Valley Food Banks to provide incentives to donate lake trout from Flathead Lake. There are seven area food banks where fish can be dropped off. Contact FWP (752-5501) or your local food bank for a list of locations, times and fish preparation guidelines. Generally the food banks will want the fish dressed and either fresh or frozen in meal-size packages.

Anglers dropping off lake trout to the food banks will receive a ticket for each fish for a random drawing for fishing tackle and gift certificates up to $250 at local sporting goods stores. The next drawing will be the end of June. Tickets will only be given for lake trout from Flathead Lake but the food banks are in need of meat and will gratefully accept donations of any fish.

Information regarding the Area Food Banks is available on the FWP website at: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/article.html?action=getArticle&id=9354

Contact: Jim Vashro, FWP Fisheries Manager, 751-4550.

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