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Brass Monkey Winter Camp - 12/26/2014

Field across from 3349 Second Street, Wayland
616-291-1740

Mountain Lakes Chapter - 12/26/2014

Amos Run Hunting Club, 846 Amos Run Road, Cowen
304-452-8357

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/9/2015-1/10/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/23/2015-1/24/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Golden Isles JAKES Days - 3/7/2015

Damp Tolochee BSA, 133 Ashley Marsh Drive, Brunswick
912-267-6311

Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps - 4/16/2015-4/20/2015

Forests near Flagstaff, Alpine or Greer and Payson
928-848-4549


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The Real Big Bird

Sesame Street's big yellow bird has nothing on the North African ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus), the largest bird in the world. Males can grow up to nine feet tall and weigh as much as 345 pounds.

Ostrich eggs also are the largest of any other bird, measuring six to eight inches long, four to six inches in diameter and weighing between two to four pounds. The largest ostrich egg on record weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz.

The extinct giant elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus) laid eggs that measured one foot long and could hold 2 1/4 gallons of liquid, the same as seven ostrich eggs, combined.