I'm all about getting outside and exploring something new in our region.

The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Department will host a few pretty sweet events in our area that are worth checking out.

Better yet, these events are family-friendly and free!

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Mammoth Hunt

The annual Mammoth Hunt will be held at First Peoples Buffalo Jump Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 – 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This popular event allows visitors to try the atlatl, an ancient form of hunting that pre-dates the bow and arrow.

Park staff will be assisted by Jim Ray, who has more than twenty years of experience with this ancient weapon.

Visitors can also shoot primitive archery equipment and throw tomahawks with Billy Maxwell, a cultural anthropologist who will share these traditional skills.

George Bryce from Helena will demonstrate flint knapping on Saturday, and Don "Doc" Woerner D.V.M. from Laurel will showcase his unique bison and mammoth bone display on both event days.

No advance registration is required for the Mammoth Hunt.

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Of Call 406-866-2217.

Giant Springs State Park Trivia Night

The Tuesday Trivia Night in the Park series continues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on August 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Advanced registration is not required for this family-friendly event; bring your team of seven or less along with blankets or chairs to the grassy area in front of the Giant Springs to enjoy a fun trivia competition and compete for prizes.

The event is weather dependent, so check for weekly updates on the park's Facebook page at: 

Giant Springs State Park Junior Ranger Orienteering and Navigation

Kids aged 7 to 12 are invited to Giant Springs State Park on August 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a program on orienteering and navigation.

Learn how to use compasses, navigate using a map, participate in a treasure hunt, and earn a junior ranger badge.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring sunscreen and water.

Advanced registration is required for this event, and space is limited.

Please visit the park or call 406-727-1212 for more information.

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