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Beau Turner’s Outdoor Experience is April 12

News Release

Friday, March 28, 2014

Media contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867

Folks looking to get outside on a nice spring day are invited to attend the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center’s (BTYCC) seventh annual Outdoor Experience on April 12. The BTYCC is in Jefferson County on U.S. 19 just north of U.S. 27.

The Saturday event is free and open to all ages. It begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Advance registration is not necessary. Food will be available for purchase, or attendees can bring their own sack lunch.

Activities include fishing, archery, shooting sport stations, a K-9 demonstration, wild animal displays, hayrides and more. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners will have activities and educational programs that highlight the conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources.

Also, outdoor television personalities Master of the Longbow Byron Ferguson and Xtreme Sport Shooter Patrick Flanigan will be there, giving demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Partners participating in the event include the Florida Forest Service, National Wild Turkey Federation, Tallahassee Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Homestead Ministries, American Red Cross, Jefferson County Extension Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Long Rifles, Plantation Security and Red Hills Chapter of Quail Forever.

For more information on Beau Turner’s Outdoor Experience, or to obtain more detailed driving directions to the center, call Kelly Langston at 850-717-8702, or go to

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