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Christmas Jerky

There's Christmas fun at Oakwoods Metropark.

You may have read about the mammoth spotted near Flat Rock in a past blog. The second part of Chase's program about early inhabitants of the area led us to the range again this time with bow and arrow in hand. The ancients relied on the atlatl probably until they decimated the mastodons in the area or some cataclismic event killed the beasts off. Evolution brought on the advent of the bow and arrow, high technology for the times. So off to the range we go again, this time the target is a large deer but it has many items adhered to it for added incentive to hit the target. Everyone got a chance to archer some treats from Chase.

Stella hit her target, a bag full of jerky. Nice shot Stella, hopefully Santa will come thru with a bow of your own.

The retired outdoor writer from the Toledo Blade wrote on his blog about a tradition he has for the winter solstice. Steve likes to build a bon fire on the night of the solstice and just imagine what it would be like without all of the comforts of home. No house, no funace, no phones, no car and so on and so on. What better way to spend a new winters evening, plus you could catch a glimpse of someone flying thru the sky.

Get Outdoors Downriver.

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