23rd Annual Mudbass Classic Tournament to be held Saturday

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 27, 2006 – The Virginia Tech Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) will host the 23rd Annual Mudbass Classic Tournament on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The tournament is open to all ages and the cost is free. Complimentary gift bags and refreshments will be provided. Prizes will also be awarded in categories such as largest fish and most fish caught.

The Mudbass Classic offers its participants a day of fun-filled fishing while promoting stewardship of rivers, streams, and native fish. “We especially hope to foster a lasting appreciation of nature within the children of the community,” stated Virginia Tech AFS student chapter president Brad Ray.

For directions to the Virginia Tech duck pond or to make a prize donation, please contact Brad Ray at (540) 231-5320, baray@vt.edu.

The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech consistently ranks among the top five programs of its kind in the nation. Faculty members stress both the technical and human elements of natural resources and instill in students a sense of stewardship and land-use ethics. Areas of studies include environmental resource management, fisheries and wildlife sciences, forestry, geospatial and environmental analysis, natural resource recreation, urban forestry, wood science and forest products, geography, and international development.