New wildlife center open to the public

Published: Oct. 19, 2017 at 5:15 AM EDT
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It's been three years in the making, and now a new wildlife center is open to the public.

The Dead Creek Visitor Center offers information about everything outdoors, including the roles of hunters, anglers and trappers. Fish and Wildlife officials say some people from the department had a hand in the center creation, including taxidermy items and painting. They say thousands of geese are grabbing people's attention and it's nice to have a space to finally share with outdoor enthusiasts.

"We never had one place to put them all and really have a focal point for education and outreach," said Education Manager Ali Thomas. "Now, we can really share a lot of messages we have on a statewide basis in one spot and provide hands-on interactive things for kids and adults to see and do."

Right now, the center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for peak migration season.