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News Release 137

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2014 Volume 42-14-137 

The Art of Falconry at Thousand Hills State Park Aug. 16

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public will have the opportunity to learn more about falcons on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Thousand Hills State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will be held at the Point Shelter 7 p.m. and is free to attend.

Meagan Duffee, a falconer, will present a program that will highlight what falconers do and what it takes to become a falconer. From the ancient Egyptians to the nomadic Mongolians, falconry was considered to be the sport of kings. Falconry, the hunting of wild game with birds of prey, dates back thousands of years and is still alive and well today.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. This program will last approximately one hour.

Thousand Hills State Park is located 2 miles west of Kirksville on Highway 157. For any questions, call the park office at 660-665-6995. For more information about Missouri 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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