New Center to Get Kids Outdoors

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Over 700 kids and their parents came out to enjoy the new facility, allowing them to develop hunting and fishing skills, archery and much more.

It's important that these kids are able to get out and do this as an alternative to sitting on the coach and watching TV or playing the video games and to get back into nature," says Kenneth Barker, State Coordinator for the Youth Hunting Program of Florida.

The entire 180 acre facility was built and leased to the Florida Wildlife Commission at no cost, with an additional six hundred acres that are owned by Beau Turner.

On I-10 get off at Hwy. 19 (Exit 225) in Jefferson County and head south for a few miles past Landfill Road. You should see the Beau Turner Youth Conservation facility on your right, with a large green sign, barn and two dog statues out front.

From Hwy. 27, turn north onto Hwy. 19 in Jefferson County and go approximately 1/3 of a mile; and look for the facility on your left.

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