The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to an open house event at the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery Education Center in Wild Rose on Saturday, Oct. 28.

This free event will allow attendees to learn about many popular gamefish species and celebrate the annual fall salmon migration. There will be games and educational activities for guests of all ages, including a learn-to-cast station, fish identification activities and the chance to “swim” upriver like salmon on their migratory journey to spawning areas.

Other activities will include fish-printing on tote bags, a fly-tying workshop, fly casting demonstrations, making Kool-Aid clay as well as tours of the original 1908 hatchery and the modern operation.

The Wild Rose fish hatchery is a cool and cold-water hatchery, raising brown and rainbow trout, coho and Chinook salmon, Great Lakes spotted musky, northern pike, walleye and lake sturgeon.

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