Richard P. Smith to Present “Hunting Big Woods Bucks” at the Niagara Public Library

Richard P. Smith, award winning outdoor writer/photographer, expert hunter and wildlife expert, will present a program entitled “Hunting Big Woods Bucks” on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Niagara Public Library.

Richard is a nationally recognized writer, photographer and speaker who has written 21 books and thousands of magazine articles, specializing in all types of wildlife, but especially whitetail deer and black bear.  He contributes regularly to Michigan Sportsman Magazine, Woods-N-Water News and the Porcupine Press.

Richard has been hunting whitetail deer and black bear for more than 40 years.  The author/photographer is a recognized expert on whitetail deer and black bear behavior and biology as well as hunting these popular big game animals.  He has interviewed the top bear biologists in the country and accompanied them in the field on their research.  A number of books he’s written have been about deer and black bear.

Richard is only the second person in Michigan to collect a CBM Grand Slam and to complete such a feat, a hunter must shoot deer, bear, elk, and turkey that qualify for listing in state records maintained by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM).

For more information about this program, contact Bruce Darne at the Niagara Public Library at 715-251-3236.

Food Preservation Workshop at Niagara Public Library

After a long winter, we look forward to the fresh produce that the summer brings.  How can we make that summer bounty last all year?  Join us at the Niagara Public Library on Wednesday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. when Marinette County UW-Extension office’s Beth Rieth will be offering a food preservation workshop.  Learn about canning, freezing and drying foods using the most up-to-date recipes and procedures to keep your family safe.  You will go home with many resources to preserve high-quality, safe food.

In addition, pressure canner dial gauge testing can be done for free.  The USDA recommends testing these gauges for accuracy every year.  Bring the entire lid to the extension office or to the food preservation workshop- it only takes a few minutes.

For more information about the Food Preservation Workshops, contact Beth Rieth, Interim Family Living Educator with Marinette County UW-Extension at 715-732-7510 or at beth.rieth@ces.uwex,edu.  You can also contact the library at 715-251-3236.