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Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Media contact: Tammy Sapp, 850-228-1353

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Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features expert instruction and opportunities to try activities such as fishing and archery.

The Outdoor Experience is an exciting event for all ages, offering a marine touch-tank, hay rides and shooting sports stations. Plus, attendees can witness two exciting shooting exhibitions: World champion Randy Oitker will demonstrate his archery skills at 11 a.m. and the Gould Brothers will showcase their shotgun shooting at 2 p.m.

In addition, the FWC and its partners will host activities and educational programs about fish and wildlife conservation.

The Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center is in Jefferson County on U.S. Highway 19 just north of U.S. Highway 27 (9194 S. Jefferson Highway in Lamont). Food trucks will be selling a variety of food and beverages during the event or attendees can bring their own snacks and drinks. Advance registration is not required.

Partners participating in the event include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Tallahassee Museum, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Mission San Luis, Tally Yakkers Outfitters, Jefferson County Extension Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Longrifles and Plantation Security.

For more information on the Outdoor Experience, visit

FWC Facts:
Programs such as Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs© have successfully reduced the potential for youth attraction to dangerous lifestyles.

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