FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2016

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

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park March 5

Guests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided bison hike.  The hike will begin Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

The hike will provide the opportunity to see what the prairie has to offer in the early spring. 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. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit <a href="http://mostateparks.com">mostateparks.com</a>.

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