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Sportman's Paradise

June  2018

First Saturday of the month • Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Bastrop - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon The park will host the Bartholomew Dutch Oven Society, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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Third Saturday of the month • Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the D´Arbonne Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more.
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As Requested • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Become a Junior Ranger, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participate in a number of programs at the site, and earn your Junior Ranger badge and certificate! Contact the site for your booklet to get started. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Delhi - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Poverty Point Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 800.474.0392 toll free or 318.878.7536 locally.
Second Saturday of the Month • Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the Bayou Pots, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2478 toll free or 318.745.3503 locally.
6/2/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - World Atlatl Day, 10:45 a.m. A ranger will discuss tips and techniques for using an Atlatl - ancient hunting tools used to launch spears. Visitors can try their hand at it and participate in a launch distance contest. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
6/9/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Prince Camille De Polignac, Confederate General , 2 p.m. A presentation on the fascinating of Prince Camille Armand de Polignac of France who led a brigade of Texas troops in the Battle of Mansfield. A unique personality who would go down in history as "The Lafayette of the South." For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

July  2018

7/7/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Prehistoric Pottery Making, 10:30 a.m. - Noon A ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. All supplies are provided. Appropriate clothing is recommended. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
7/14/2018 • Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - Union Warships of the Red River Campaign, 2 p.m. This presentation will highlight the Union naval warships that were employed in the Red River Campaign of 1864, the Union´s failed effort to capture Shreveport. Learn about the capabilities and specifications of these 19th century vessels and compare them with the Navy ships used today. For more information call 888.677.6267 toll free or 318.872.1474 locally.

August  2018

8/1/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Junior Ranger Program, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. upon request Available on request, a visitor can ask for a Jr. Ranger booklet which must be completed in order to receive a Jr. Ranger badge and certificate. Inside the booklet are a number of activities which require knowledge of Poverty Point to complete. The answers can be found while viewing a video in the theatre and examining displays of artifacts in the museum. A self-guided driving or hiking tour will be helpful. Of course, visitors can also join a ranger-guided tram tour around the site to help with the completion of the booklet as well. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.
8/5/2018 • Poverty Point World Heritage Site, Epps - Forager Hike, 9:30 a.m. Get a look at some of the plants which would have been eaten and used by the ancient Native Americans. A 1.5 mile ranger-led hike will take visitors through a portion of the earthworks with a focus on useful native plants. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.