Thursday, September 24, 2009

Outdoorama On The Rez

Outdoorama On The Rez

NEW TIME: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for Outdoorama on the Rez scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Turcotte Lab of Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the purpose of this event is to get kids and anyone interested in the outdoors to step outside for a hands-on experience with the tools and concepts of hunting and fishing in Mississippi. They will learn how to load muzzleloaders, reload shells, shoot skeet and sporting clays, get to try their hand at the MDWFP laser 3/D target shoot, learn how to tie flies, watch rOutdoorama 2004etriever and bird dog demonstrations, learn the art of falconry, fish for catfish, learn how knives are made, learn how to use a turkey call, shoot bows and arrows, try their hand at canoeing, learn how to use a treestand safely, see snakes and alligators, and learn about taxidermy.

It is a fun-filled day for all presented with the help of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and a host of other conservation organizations and groups including Magnolia Fly Fishers, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson Zoological Park, MS Dept. of Environmental Quality Office of Geology, American Zookeepers Association, Paul Meek, Ken Austin, Southern Heritage Labs, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mississippi Bowhunters Association, Wildlife Outreach Foundation, Treestand Manufacturers Association, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Simmons Creative Productions, and more! Each of these organizations volunteers their time and talent to educate youth of all ages.

This is a free event so mark your calendars and make plans to attend. No equipment is needed. For more information please call the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-206-5703.

Special thanks to Southland Container and Allied Waste for providing trash boxes, Canton Wholesale Bait for supplying bait, Knights of Columbus for providing the food, and to for help with advertising.

Click here to download Outdoorama on the Rez flyer

Directions to Turcotte Lab:

From Lakeland Drive:
From I-55 take Lakeland Drive to Highway 471 Exit (Goshen Springs Exit). Turn left onto 471 and travel until you get to Highway 43. Turn left (west). Stay on Highway 43. Signs will be posted.

From I-55 North:
Get onto the Natchez Trace at the I-55 North entrance going east toward the Reservoir. Take the Highway 43 exit off the Trace and turn right onto Highway 43. Turcotte Lab is less than one mile on the left. Signs will be posted.

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