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Over 400 Attend Evening With Wildlife

Over 400 Attend Evening With Wildlife

By Kevin Fox

“I was just very pleased with how the day and evening went
and we had over 400 attend the event.,” stated Clark County Conservation Agent
Rudd Binsbacher.

He was speaking of the Evening With Wildlife that was held
at the Clark County R-1 High School on Monday March 19th.

Binsbacher added,
“The event is rotated around the Northeast Region, so it will be at least 14
years before we get it back in Clark County. During the day we had over 300
school children attend the event from Running Fox, Black Hawk, Middle School,
Luray, and Revere. We had different stations with the students spending about
twelve minutes at each of those stations.
During the evening we had 21 vendors from outside the Missouri Department
of Conservation, which included such local vendors as Quail Forever, and Ducks
Unlimited. There were several local taxidermists present who had displays.”

Agent Binsbacher
continued, “The Evening With Wildlife is a great way for both adults and kids
to view exhibits relating to almost any outdoor interest they may have, whether
it is turkey, quail, deer or even trapping. If you have questions about
forestry or conservation there were experts in those fields present. There was
also a lot of hand out brochures that you could take home as well as hands on
exhibits, such as reptiles. I heard some very positive things about the event
and what added to it was that the entire event was free! Some of the stations
that were of special interest to the young people were the fishing simulator,
the reptile exhibit, Boy Scouts, and the CCR-1 FFA Trap Shooting Slide
Show. ”

One of the events during the evening that was very well
attended was a special presentation MDC Private Land Field Programs Supervisor
Rex Martensen on mountain lions and black bears in Missouri.

Evening With Wildlife was held at the Clark County High
School with the evening session running from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 P.M.