Youth invited to Medicine Lodge Kids Outdoor Day Aug. 27
 Youth from across the Big Horn Basin are invited to the upcoming Medicine Lodge Kids Outdoor Day - an exciting and fun filled day of outdoor activities for kids Aug. 27 at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville. 

“This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside, have fun and learn a new outdoor skill,” said Tara Hodges, information and education specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “Pre-registration is required and those that register by Aug. 8 will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle. To ensure a quality experience, space is limited so we encourage participants to register soon.”

Participants will be divided into age groups, then rotate through six activity stations. Children ages 8-10 will cast fishing poles, shoot air rifles, practice archery, learn basic camping skills, learn about large carnivores and meet a raptor from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  Kids ages 11-12 will shoot .22 rifles, pan for gold, throw atl atls, dig for artifacts, dissect owl pellets and learn about amphibians. Ages 13 and over will shoot muzzleloaders, practice on a ropes course, cast fly rods and learn about navigation and outdoor survival. 

The Little Explorers tent, open from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., will offer children ages 7 and under an opportunity to participate in activities accompanied by a parent that include a nature scavenger hunt, making animal tracks, petroglyph carving and much more.

The event, co-hosted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Parks, will take place at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville. Participants should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen and wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. Lunch will be provided. Special thanks to Big Horn Rural Electric Company for sponsoring the event. 

Check-in on the day of the event is between 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.; activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Game and Fish website or obtained by contacting the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site at 307-469-2234.  A $15.00 fee is due at time of registration. Space is limited to 24 participants per age group and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 

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Tara Hodges 307-527-7125

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