August 13, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

The art of falconry at Thousand Hills State Park Aug. 15

The public is invited to learn more about the art of falconry from a falconer at Thousand Hills State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will start at 7 p.m., Aug. 15 at Point Shelter.

Falconry, the hunting of wild game with birds of prey, dates back thousands of years and is still alive and well today. Visitors should bring a lawn chair or a towel for sitting in case the benches at the shelter fill up. This program will last approximately one hour and is free and open to the public.

Thousand Hills State Park is located 2 miles west of Kirksville on Highway 157. For questions about the event, contact the park at 660-665-6995. For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.