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Big Muddy NFWR participates in "Day with Wildlife"
Midwest Region, January 30, 2010
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On Saturday, Jan. 30, a crew from the Big Muddy NFWR participated in the Missouri Department of Conservation “Day with Wildlife” in Linn, Mo at the Osage County Community Center. The event was free to the public and gave Missouri conservation, hunting and fishing and other environmental organizations a chance to promote themselves and get people interested in the outdoors.

Big Muddy had a model of its Jameson Island Unit and interpretive signs about the Missouri River on display. They also gave away brochures, NWR System posters and magnets and buttons featuring pictures of wildlife with Big Muddy’s name and Web site. Wes Verrill, Big Muddy law enforcement officer, had confiscated items on display such as alligator skin shoes, a turtle shell bracelet, a small carved ivory figurine, a coral necklace and napkin holders.

Other attractions at the event included a talk by Rex Martensen on Mountain Lions and Black Bears, a fly tying demonstration, live turtle, snake and salamander, Native American artifacts, and antler scoring. Smokey the Bear made an appearance and Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals and Conservation Agents also attended the event.

Linn holds the “Day with Wildlife” annually and strongly advertises the event. It’s a great opportunity for the public and environmental professionals to interact. Close to 1,000 people participated in this year's "Day with Wildlife."

Contact Info: Tim Haller, 573-441-2799, tim_haller@fws.gov
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