Monday,

2020

at 6:30 pm

March 2

BOCS Regular Monthly Meeting

 at Ivy Tech Business Conference Center, Madison

Monday,

2020

at 6:30 pm

April 6

BOCS April Meeting - Safety Video Showing **CANCELED**

at Boneyard Bar & Grill, 513 Clifty Dr., Madison, IN

  • Members only early access to BONWR Safety Video

  • Order food + drink off regular menu (individuals responsible for payment)

  • Bringing a non-member? Become one that night for early access!                                                                                                                                              

Friday,

April 17

2020

at 7:00 am

BONWR Public Use - Opening day

 

  • Mondays

  • Fridays

  • 2nd + 4th Saturdays of the month

Saturday,

April 18

2020

at 12:00 pm noon

Youth Turkey Hunt Workshop 

at Big Oaks NWR Office, Madison, IN

  • To apply to participate in this hunt please send name and address to Big Oaks NWR office. 

  • The workshop provides information and regulations about hunting on the refuge. There will be food and prizes for every participant!

  • Speakers will include our refuge manager and conservation officers to teach the next generation about responsible and ethical hunting. 

Monday,

May 4

2020

at 6:30 pm

BOCS Regular Monthly Meeting

 at Ivy Tech Business Conference Center, Madison

Saturday,

May 16

2020

at 8:00 am

Take a Kid Fishing at Big Oaks NWR

at Krueger Lake 

  • This event is aimed at providing kids 15 and under and their families with a free, fun-filled day of fishing and more!

  • There will be a raffle and prizes.

  • No fishing license is required for kids or adult on the day of the event.

  • Our sponsors will be providing food, drinks, and bait for all in attendance.

  • Extra fishing poles are available if needed. 

Saturday,

May 23

2020

at 9:00 am

Lodge Cleanup Day at Big Oaks NWR

at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Join BOCS members in preparing Old Timbers Lodge for the Outdoor Women Event in June

  • Meet at Gate 8 at 9 am for access to the Lodge

  • Lunch will be provided

Saturday,

June 13

2020

at 7:45 am

 Outdoor Women at Big Oaks NWR

 at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR 

  • This event is aimed at educating women on the many opportunities of the outdoors. You have the opportunity to take four classes on various outdoor activities, new classes are being offered annually. 

  • This years classes include firearms familiarity, bee keeping, wood working and more!

  •  Registration begins in May, with classes filling quick on a first come first serve basis. 

  • Look for more information on the refuge website and BOCS facebook. 

  • Don't forget to send in your registration forms. Visit the "Contact Us" portion of the website if you have any questions.

Saturday,

August 1

2020

at 8:00 am

Butterfly Survey

Big Oaks NWR office, Madison, Indiana

Monday

August 3

2020

at 5:00 pm

Ice Cream Social

at Oakdale School House in Big Oaks NWR

  • While enjoying some home-made ice cream, attendees gather to hear speakers talk about the history of the Oakdale School House.

Saturday,

September 12

2020

1:00-6:00 pm

Lodge Day at Old Timbers Lodge

at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Old Timbers Lodge will be open for tours and historic interpretation.

  • Displays from Big Oaks Conservation Society, Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, other local conservation organizations, refreshments, and limited van tours of nearby Old Timbers Lake.

  • BOCS merchandise will be available for purchase.

  • Free public event! 

Monday,

October 5

2020

at 6:00 pm

BOCS Annual Meeting and Fish Fry

 at Big Oaks NWR office, Madison, IN

  • Bring a covered dish

Friday,

October 30

2020

at 4:30 pm

Youth Deer Hunt Workshop

 at Big Oaks NWR office, Madison, IN

  • Submit your name and address to the Big Oaks NWR office to be considered for this youth hunt. 

  • Join us to learn more about deer hunting. We will go over the refuge regulations and important information about the hunt. 

  • Our refuge manager and conservation officer will educate youths on safety and ethical hunting. 

  • There will be food and prizes for everyone in attendance. 

  • Our youth hunt is one of the biggest in the WORLD, you don't want to miss it!

Monday,

November 2

2020

at 6:30 pm

BOCS Regular Monthly Meeting

 at Ivy Tech Business Conference Center, Madison

Saturday,

December 5

2020

at 9:00 am

Decorate Lodge for Christmas Party

 at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Meet at gate 8 at 9 am for access to the lodge

Saturday,

December 5

2020

at 5:00 pm

Holiday Party at Old Timbers Lodge

 at Old Timbers Lodge in Big Oaks NWR

  • Arguably one of the most beautiful times on the refuge

  • Join us for the annual party at Old Timbers Lodge hosted by BOCS

  • Enjoy the beautiful decorations, food, and warm fires

  • Open to members and guests

  • Reservations required 

Saturday,

December 12

2020

at 8:00 am

Christmas Bird Count at Big Oaks

 at Big Oaks NWR Office, Madison, IN

  • Join us for the annual Christmas Bird Count! Navigate through the refuge in teams identifying bird species and counting individuals.

  • Lunch will be provided and all are welcome!

  • Possible bird sightings include Golden Eagles, Northern Harriers, and more!

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