The annual Blue Goose Day is scheduled from 5 to 8:30 p.m. July 13 at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge. The focus is to provide free outdoor activities that educate youth and their families about wildlife conservation and introduce new outdoor skills. 

Four 25-minute programs will be presented.

• Build a black-capped chickadee nest box by nailing pre-cut lumber together.

• Shoot bows and arrows at full-body animal targets and then challenge skills by shooting and popping balloons on an archery range.

• Build a spinning fishing lure, then add a little bait and a fishing pole and you are ready to go.

• Learn to safely handle a firearm then practice target shooting skills with an air rifle or BB gun.

The Douglas Sportsmen’s Club will provide a picnic supper.  Prizes and educational materials will be given to all youth participants. 

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center is located 3 miles north of Coleharbor on Highway 83 and 1 mile east. The event will be held near the Office and Visitor Center. For further information, call 701/442-5474, ext. 114.

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