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Wednesday April 9th, 2014

Posted at 2:00pm

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The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary is celebrating National Wildlife Week and Jack Miner’s 149th birthday this weekend with activities for all ages.

The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation has also been selected for the second year in a row as the Canadian Duck Calling Contest Qualifier for the Duck Calling World Championship Contest in Arkansas and to also be selected as part of the CallingDucks.com trail to the CallingDucks.com Youth Cup. Visit the Sanctuary and listen to participants compete in Master Duck/Goose calling, Team, Novice and Youth calling, all in “Main Street” style.

You will also be able to take a photo at the Sanctuary and enter the photo contest, with a chance to win  $100.  Other activities include fishing in the trout pond, vote for the People’s Choice Award at the migratory waterfowl taxidermy exhibition and contest, vendors and exhibitors showcasing outdoor wear and equipment and lunch served up by the 2nd Kingsville Scouts.

Watch a retriever trial demonstration by the Essex Hunting Retriever Club, feed the birds, drop into the museum, go on a scavenger hunt and so much more.

For more information and event schedules, visit their website or stop by their Facebook page.

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