Conservation Day Event Scheduled for May 31
The 2008 Lewis County Conservation and Wildlife Field Day will take place May 31st from 10am to 3pm at Deer Ridge Conservation Area north of Lewistown, Missouri. The event – which is highlighted by certified instructor-led archery, rifle, shotgun, air rifle, and muzzleloader shooting – is completely free and open to the public. This year’s event will also feature habitat tours through the back trails of Deer Ridge, a youth turkey calling contest hosted by champion turkey caller Billy Yargus, a police dog demonstration, numerous exhibits hosted by local businesses and organizations, and many more activities for all ages. The event brings together virtually every major wildlife organization in the area, many of which will have informational booths set up to discuss their efforts. Conservation professionals from the Missouri Department of Conservation will also be on hand to discuss their services.
“Our goal behind this event is to make it fun and educational for the whole family,” said Chris Lee, event coordinator and Private Lands Wildlife Biologist with Pheasants Forever. “We have activities for all ages and we’ll have professionals on hand to discuss everything from quail to deer to amphibians to backyard songbirds.”
According to Lee, this is the fourth year of the event and attendance has grown every year. Last year’s event attracted nearly 250 participants making it one of the largest community-based conservation events in the area.
For more information on the Lewis County Conservation and Wildlife Field Day, contact Chris Lee at (660) 216-2520 or visit http://tenrivers.pheasantsforever.org.