Wisconsin Head to Crex in August for fun in the outdoors

WISCONSIN | Head to Crex in August for fun in the outdoors

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – Make the most out of summer by participating in programs at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. Here are some coming up in the month of August:

Crex Kayak Cruise- Friday, Aug. 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us this summer for a kayak cruise on Crex lead by Wildlife Educator, Lauren Finch.  We will paddle around the lake in search of birds, flowers, and more!  Pre-registration required. Cost $25/person (includes kayak and life vest), or bring your own equipment.  Life jackets required. Ages 12+ (under 18 must be with an adult).

Crex Hunt and Fish Camp for Kids- Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 13-15 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This day camp covers the basics of hunting game, teaching children how to interact with nature using ageless hunting skills.  Participants will be able to practice shooting archery targets and set up deer stands and blinds, while participating in hunting scenario activities. Recommended to bring: bug spray, close-toed shoes, water bottle. Pre-registration required. Class size limited to 20 students. Ages 10-15.

Explore Bowhunting- Thursday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 16 – 5-6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to hunt with a bow? Now is your chance!  Crex Meadows will be offering a bow hunting workshop in two separate classes in August.  Learn about equipment, shooting basics, ethics and more.  At the end participants will be able to participate in a shooting course. Pre-registration required. Ages 12-17.

Duck Banding Program- Friday, Aug. 17 – 6-8 p.m.

Help biologists and wildlife technicians capture, band, and release local ducks.  Begin at the Visitor Center to receive information and instruction.  Carpool to banding site.  Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Ages 8+.

Polk-Burnett Beekeepers Program- Saturday, Aug. 18 – 1:15-2:00 p.m.

Join members of the Polk-Burnett Beekeepers Association for a program about what they do and what their organization is all about!  Pre-registration required. All ages welcome.

For more information, contact Lauren Finch, DNR Natural Resources Educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.

Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex.  For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR]. Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected]

Source; Originally published by DNR.WI.GOV July 13, 2018

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