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Maple Syruping at Sugar Shack
Smith Wildlife Area
Saturday, March 23-10:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24-1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for some fun down at the Cozy Grove Sugar Shack. This annual event only takes place in the spring and is fun for the whole family. Stop on down and learn all the steps to making maple syrup. We'll teach you how to tap a tree, how to hang and dump buckets and the cooking process. Stay for a while and enjoy the fresh air and sweet smells that making maple syrup has to offer.

The sugar shack is located 2 miles south of Algona on HWY 169 at Smith Wildlife Area. The shack is about a quarter-mile hike down a hill. Plan for mud and slippery conditions. Please call 515-295-2138 for more information.

Hunter Education Course
Water's Edge Nature Center
Tuesday, April 9
Thusday, April 11
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Izaak Walton League (across from Smith Lake)
Saturday, April 13
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A Hunter Education Course has been scheduled for this spring. The course will meet at the times listed above. To receive certification, participants must attend all three sessions. The class is offered to anyone 12 years of age, or older, free of charge. The course will cover firearm handling and safety, wildlife management, survival, and various other topics. Live shooting will be offered as part of the class. The course is sponsored by the Kossuth County Conservation Board. Pre-registration is required for the course. To register students may click HERE and follow the registration prompts to enroll. A manual must also be picked up at the nature center prior to the class. The deadline to register online and pick up a manual is Friday, April 5 at 4:30 P.M. For more information contact the Water's Edge Nature Center at (515)-295-2138.