The good ole days are back – at least for a day at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona Missouri. Heritage Day is a celebration of the Ozarks lifestyle and the close ties to the forest, fish and wildlife resources of Missouri area residents still enjoy. Held the Saturday before Spring turkey season each year, Heritage Day includes demonstrations with ties to the past such as tie hacking, turkey callmaking, soapmaker, boat making, basket making, and many other types of woodworking . Visitors try their hand at archery or enjoy a day of fishing with the family with permit requirements waived for the day courtesy of MDC’s Director Robert Ziehmer.
Dennis McSpadden will be serving up a catfish dinner with all the trimmings sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. After lunch, settle back and tap your toes to the music of the Bakers. When the day is over and the kids are asleep in the back seat, you can reflect back to the times of the Ozarkers here 100 years ago, before the Conservation Commission. A time when the gobble of a turkey and snort of a buck were not to be heard. Missourians care about our forest, fish and wildlife resources and we can be proud of our heritage, proud of the part citizens played in bringing back deer, turkey and now elk to Missouri. For 75 years, Conservation has been working with the citizens of Missouri to conserve our forest, fish and wildlife resources. And that is something to celebrate. Come celebrate Heritage Day with us at Twin Pines on Saturday April 13 from 10 am to 2 pm.