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Fishy Family Fun
Midwest Region, May 15, 2010
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Despite a cool rainy day, over 750 people attended the Macon Family Outdoor Fun Day.  Families that attended had the opportunity to take part in a variety of outdoor activities including:  fishing, firearms safety, a live reptile exhibit, hunting simulator, and much more. 

One of the high points was the live fish display staffed by Colby Wrasse of Columbia FWCO.  This exhibit included several species of Missouri River fish, which elicited great interest from the crowd of onlookers.  As usual, the unique characteristics of the shovelnose sturgeon stole the show. 

Both young and old alike marveled at this prehistoric species, and hopefully they gained some level of understanding and appreciation of sturgeon and other native Missouri River fish. 

Events such as Macon Family Outdoor Fun day, gather a large and diverse audience eager for new experiences, which makes it a perfect platform to spread our conservation message while educating people about the Missouri River and its inhabitants.   

More than 750 people from the Macon area now know a little about Missouri River fish.  Just one more small step in the right direction.      

Contact Info: Colby Wrasse, 573-234-2132 x30, colby_wrasse@fws.gov
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