Buzzard Day
Date Saturday June 8, 2013
Time8:00 AM  - 3:30 PM
Location Makoshika State Park
Contact Tom Shoush
Additional Information
Description(Helena, MT) Montana State Parks ( encourages Montana families to visit Makoshika State Park in Glendive for the 24th annual Buzzard Day!special event on Saturday, June 8 from 10am 4pm.

Buzzard Day is an annual event that celebrates the return of the Turkey Vulture (buzzard), an inhabitant of the park.

Families can participate in Montana's Toughest 5k and 10k and a Kids Run and Fun Run/Walk in the morning starting at 9am. (Registration is at 8am).

Buzzard Day¿ family events include:
9am - 11am: Badlands View Nature Walk
9am - 11:30am Kite Flying
10am - 1pm Zoo Montana¿s Turkey Vulture Visit
10am - 2pm Badlands Geocaching Group
10am - 4pm Native American Heritage Display
11am - 1:30pm Buzzard Burgers and Road Kill hotdogs
11am - 2pm Atlatl, Flint Knapping and Artifact Road Show (by BLM staff)
11am - 3pm Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train Rides
11am - 3:30pm Face Painting
Noon - 2pm Archery Demonstration (Makoshika Bowmen)
Noon - 2pm Shorty & Bear¿s Horse Rides
1:30pm - 5:30pm Disc Golf Tournament

There will also be live entertainment, a kids jumping pit, a flea market on site and food concessions available during the entire event.

Makoshika State Park is located at 1301 Snyder Avenue in Glendive, Montana. (406) 377-6256
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This special event is organized and sponsored by the Friends of Makoshika and Montana State Parks. Partnering sponsors include; Glendive Kiwanis International, Reynolds Warehouse Grocery, Stockman Bank, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Glendive Coca-Cola Bottling Company, KXGN, Mid Rivers Communications, Glendive Ranger-Review, Ranch & Farm ACE, Dawson County Boys & Girls Club, The Glendive Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, The Beer Jug, Dawson County Economic Development Council, Boss, Inc., and Holiday gas stations.

Makoshika State Park is Montana¿s largest state park that features badlands, rare dinosaur finds, a Visitor Center, an Amphitheater and opportunities for camping, hiking, and enjoying scenic vistas. In 2012, more than 79,900 people visited this state park, an increase of 9% over the prior year.

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Tom Shoush,
Acting Park Manager,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256