September 23, 2017 — 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us for Outdoorama on the Rez scheduled Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Turcotte Lab of Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the purpose of this event is to get kids and anyone interested in the outdoors to step outside for a hands-on experience with the tools and concepts of hunting and fishing in Mississippi. They will learn how to reload shells, shoot skeet and sporting clays, learn how to tie flies, fish for catfish, see elk horns, watch retrievers work, learn how knives are made, shoot bows and arrows, learn about recycling, try their hand at canoeing, learn how to use a treestand safely, learn the importance of clean water, see snakes and alligators, and so much more!
It is a fun-filled day for all presented with the help of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and a host of other conservation organizations and groups including Orvis, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, American Zookeepers Association, Keep the Rez Beautiful, Mississippi Bowhunters Association, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Simmons Creative Productions, Barnett Reservoir Foundation, MS Dept. of Transportation, MS Dept. of Environmental Quality and more! Each of these organizations volunteers their time and talent to educate youth of all ages.
This is a free event so mark your calendars and make plans to attend. For more information please call the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-605-1790.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Academy Sports and Outdoors and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for supporting the program financially, Allied Waste for providing trash boxes, Canton Wholesale Bait for supplying bait, and Charles Glover for providing the food.
Directions to Turcotte Lab:
From Lakeland Drive:
From I-55 take Lakeland Drive to Highway 471 Exit (Goshen Springs Exit). Turn left onto 471 and travel until you get to Highway 43. Turn left (west). Stay on Highway 43. Signs will be posted.
From the Natchez Trace:
Get on the Natchez Trace at the I-55 North intersection going east (right). Stay on the Trace for about 11 or 12 miles. At that point you will see an exit sign for Highway 43. Take that exit. Turn right onto Highway 43. The event is on the left. Signs will be posted.
Photos from Outdoorama on the Rez 2016
Photos by Amanda Jones