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Wheeler to have open house

Published 12:26pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012

As part of the National Wildlife Refuge Week celebration, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is hosting an “Open House” at the Refuge Visitor Center, located on Alabama 67 south in Decatur Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come out and bring the kids for a day of outdoor activities. You can fish, learn the basics of archery, target shoot with air rifles, explore the corn maze, go on a scavenger hunt, join in a bird count, and take in a nature flick in the auditorium. Ranger Kevin will be available at the catfish pond from 9 till 2 helping anyone age 5 to 12 catch the big one.

Decatur Parks and Recreation will be available throughout the day instructing anyone in the fun and popular activity of archery. The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be available with their popular “Jakes Take Aim” shooting simulator for ages 5 to 17.

Visitors can also join Refuge Manager Dwight Cooley at the Observation Building in “The Big Sit!” This annual, international, noncompetitive all day event is a great introduction to birding.

Please call the Visitor Center at 256-350-6639 for a complete list of films and viewing time.

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