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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • ‘Youth in the Outdoors’ day at Swan Lake Aug. 24

  • SUMNER, Mo. — Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a “Youth in the Outdoors” day a week from Saturday, on Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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  • SUMNER, Mo. — Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a “Youth in the Outdoors” day a week from Saturday, on Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    This event, often referred to as “Greenwing Day” will be a cooperative effort by the refuge, the Yellow Creek Ducks Unlimited chapter from Brookfield and Brunswick Agri-Services, and is open to all youth up to 17 years old and their families.
    The event’s goal is to get more youngsters and their families involved in the outdoors by exposing them to various aspects of waterfowl hunting, such as dog retrieval and duck calling, plus many other outdoor activities such as an MDC Skeet Shooting Station, a United Bowhunters shooting booth with archery opportunities, in interactive stream box, and a wildlife management techniques station from Missouri Western State University’s chapter of the Wildlife Society.
    A free lunch will be provided by the Swan Lake Sportsman’s Club from 12-2 p.m., and a youth duck calling contest will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the top three winners in each age category winning a prize donated by the Yellow Creek DU chapter.
    The DU chapter will also be giving away door prizes throughout the day, with a youth gun drawing at the conclusion of the event for those youngsters that participated in the day’s activities. There’ll be lots of fun activities to participate in and interesting things to see, so bring the whole family out to Swan Lake on Aug. 24 for the “Youth in the Outdoors” day.
    Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located one mile south of Sumner in northwestern Chariton County. It is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
    This event, often referred to as “Greenwing Day” will be a cooperative effort by the refuge, the Yellow Creek Ducks Unlimited chapter from Brookfield and Brunswick Agri-Services, and is open to all youth up to 17 years old and their families.
    The event’s goal is to get more youngsters and their families involved in the outdoors by exposing them to various aspects of waterfowl hunting, such as dog retrieval and duck calling, plus many other outdoor activities such as an MDC Skeet Shooting Station, a United Bowhunters shooting booth with archery opportunities, in interactive stream box, and a wildlife management techniques station from Missouri Western State University’s chapter of the Wildlife Society.
    A free lunch will be provided by the Swan Lake Sportsman’s Club from 12-2 p.m., and a youth duck calling contest will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the top three winners in each age category winning a prize donated by the Yellow Creek DU chapter.
    Page 2 of 2 - The DU chapter will also be giving away door prizes throughout the day, with a youth gun drawing at the conclusion of the event for those youngsters that participated in the day’s activities. There’ll be lots of fun activities to participate in and interesting things to see, so bring the whole family out to Swan Lake on Aug. 24 for the “Youth in the Outdoors” day.
    Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located one mile south of Sumner in northwestern Chariton County. It is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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