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Wyoming Game and Fish hosting Kids Outdoor Day at Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site

Atl atl throwing will be one activity offered at the Kids Outdoor Day at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site. (Wyoming Game and Fish)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Tuesday it will be hosting a Kids Outdoor Day in conjunction with Wyoming State Parks on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville.

There will be activity stations set up for kids of different age groups, with the overall event set to begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m. Children ages 8 through 10 will have the chance to try the following activities:

  • Casting fishing poles
  • Shooting air rifles
  • Practicing archery
  • Learning basic camping skills
  • Learning about large carnivores
  • Meeting a raptor from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Kids ages 11 and 12 can try the following activities:

  • Shooting .22 rifles
  • Panning for gold
  • Throwing atlatls
  • Digging for artifacts
  • Dissecting owl pellets
  • Learning about amphibians

Activities for ages 13 and up will include:

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  • Shooting muzzleloaders
  • Practicing on a ropes course
  • Casting fly rods
  • Learning about navigation and outdoor survival

There will also be a “Little Explorers Tent” for children ages 7 and under, with the chance for kids to participate with a parent in a nature scavenger hunt, make animal tracks, carve petroglyphs, and more. That tent will be open from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Archery will be one activity offered at the Kids Outdoor Day at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site. (Wyoming Game and Fish)

“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 Game and Fish. “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.”

Registration forms are available from the Game and Fish website or by contacting the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site at 307-469-2234. Space is limited to 24 participants per age group and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Game and Fish. There is a $15 fee to register.

Participants should bring plenty of water and sunscreen and should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. Lunch will be provided.

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Check-in for the event will happen from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

Big Horn Rural Electric Co. is sponsoring the event, according to Game and Fish.

(Wyoming Game and Fish)

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