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News Release 010

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 25, 2015 Volume 42-14-010 

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park March 7

Jefferson City, Mo. - Guests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided hike on Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will provide the opportunity to venture out on the prairie with an experienced guide.

Hikers should be prepared for a hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison and other wildlife that inhabit the prairie. Participants are also encouraged to dress for the weather as prairie winds can be strong in the winter.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. To register or get additional information, contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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