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Wednesday August 21, 2013

3pm to midnight

Full Bullfrog Moon

(Full Sturgeon Moon)

17 miles on the Mississippi River

Montezuma to Quapaw

Potluck Supper!

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Meet Place: 291 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, Miss

Meet Time: 3:00pm

End Time: 11pm/12midnight (depends on towboat traffic, wind & etc)

Charge: $100 each

Quapaw Provides: canoes, paddles, lifejackets and all necessary river gear, first aid kits, VHF Marine Radio, running lights, and all necessary emergency gear. Plates & Utensils. Camp tables. Camp Chairs. Iced Cooler. Roaring Bonfire.

Bring with You: Something for Potluck. Shoes you don’t mind getting wet & muddy. Long sleeve shirt & long pants (for skeeters). Mosquito repellant. Water Bottles. Headlamp or Flashlight. Cell Phone in Ziplock.

Is it okay to Swim? Yes. Bring towel and swimsuit. Leave a change of clothes in your vehicle.

Voyageur Canoes: 10 maximum each. No previous experience necessary. Everyone paddles together. First come first served.

To reserve your seat: contact John Ruskey 662-902-7841 or email john@island63.com

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Fri Aug 23, 2013 - Sun Aug 25, 2013

Mississippi River Nature Weekend

at Tara Wildlife, near Eagle Lake

Paddle with the Mighty Quapaws

in hand-crafted Voyageur style canoes

Mississippi River to Willow Island!

Call Tara Wildlife 601-279-4261 for details

Tara’s Mississippi River Nature Weekend is an exciting family festival for the outdoor adventurist, both young and seasoned. The festival is highlighted by natures Wading Bird Migration in the Mississippi Flyway. Our “Stork and Cork” Package includes a Friday night reception, fine dining and Sunset Birding Excursions.

Whether you’re enjoying Tara’s new Self-Guided Nature Trails by foot or pedal, there’s always an outdoor adventure that awaits you. Relax around the Tara Lodge or enjoy Guided Birding Tours led by outdoor enthusiast as they interpret nature’s sights and sounds.

If boating interests you, then paddle with the Mighty Quapaws in hand-crafted Voyageur style canoes on the Mississippi River to beautiful Willow Island! You can also participate in a Kayak Clinic and birding paddle hosted by Bluz Cruz. For mountain biking enthusiast, Tara’s numerous trails are perfect for relaxed biking adventures through the woodlands, to the river and beyond.

Saturday evening we stir up the night sounds with Live Music under the Stars. Enjoy food and fellowship as the Mississippi River Nature Weekend provides opportunities to see and experience Tara’s home in the Mississippi Delta.

Weekend Activities

Friday Afternoon Reception:
Lite Hors d’oeuvres provided
“Stork and Cork” Sunset Birding Roost
Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting)
Birds Eye View, Tethered Rides, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $15, call for reservations

Nature Outdoor Seminars:
MS Museum of Natural Science ~ Joe Magee
Sustainable Resources ~ Bill Tomlinson
Kayak Clinic & Demonstration ~ BluzCruz Paddlers (BYOK)
Paddle – Birding by Canoe – BluzCruz Paddlers.

Mississippi River Adventure ~ Quapaw Canoe Company

Call for details and canoe reservation (limited canoes, life vest provided)

Open Air Bus Rides:
Interpreted Birding/Woods Tours
(Times tentative ~ Saturday 6 AM, 8:30 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM)

Explore Tara’s New Nature Trail:
(Self Guided ~ Interpreted Markers)

Music ~ Live Music Saturday Evening:
BYOB – Evening Reception and Music
Overnight Guest and Day Visitors Only

Weekend Pricing: Stork and Cork Package
The Stork and Cork package includes lodging, reception, meals, nature seminars, open-air bus tour, and music events. Call for Reservations. Register online!

$180.00 Double Occupancy P/P
$250.00 Single Occupancy
Children: $40 additional ~ 12 and under $20

Day Visitors
Saturday Day Visitors Welcome *Event $10.00
Lunch $7.50 ~ Children 12 and under – $3.50

Single Night Lodging
$135* single occupancy
$115* double occupancy per person
Single Meals Available ~ with advance notice
*Includes Evening Meal and Full Breakfast

Call for details and availability

Contact Information:

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Road
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Mark Bowen
601-279-4267

www.tarawildlife.com

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