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Beau Turner’s Outdoor Experience is April 12 in Jefferson County

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.

Located 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, hay rides 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 on hand giving demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

All attending youth age 15 and under will have a chance to win one of several door prizes, including a week of summer camp at the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center’s Archery Camp or a spot at the BTYCC Summer Camps.

Participating partners include the Florida Forest Service, NWTF, Tallahassee Museum, U.S.F.W.S, 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, call Kelly Langston at 850-717-8702, or go to BTYCC.org.