Montana State Parks ( will host the Summer Campfire Program “Prehistoric Fish of the Yellowstone” at Makoshika State Park on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Join Fish Biologist Mat Rugg as he takes you on a journey through time in this presentation about Pallid Sturgeon and Paddlefish, the prehistoric fish of the Yellowstone River. Pallid Sturgeon, with a unique dinosaur-like appearance, are one of the rarest fishes in North America and have been swimming around since the dinosaurs. Paddlefish survived from an ancient and primitive group and may be the oldest big game animal surviving in North America.

Mat Rugg is a Fish Biologist from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and is based out of Glendive. This program is free and open to the public and will take place at the Makoshika State Park Visitor Center. For more information call (406) 377-6256.

What: Summer Campfire Program: Prehistoric Fish of the Yellowstone

When: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Where: Visitor Center, Makoshika State Park, 1301 Snyder Ave. Glendive, MT

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