Class on hunting upland game birds Aug. 20 in Grand Junction

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar on Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.

Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve your spot, visit www.registered.com/events/ view/64159, or go to www.register-ed.com, select, “Colorado” then click on “View Upcoming Events” in the “Colorado Outreach” tab. Scroll down for the registration link.
Class topics will cover several game bird hunting basics, including bird habitat, biology, behavior and distribution of native and non-native birds. In addition, hunting regulations, field dressing and recipes for preparing birds for the table will be part of the evening’s discussion.
“Participants will have a great opportunity to get first-hand information from experienced bird hunters,” said Education Coordinator Kathleen Tadvick.
“The instructor’s’ passion for the sport is really apparent as they teach this class, which makes for a fun learning environment.”
Tadvick adds that a discussion of hunting dogs in the field will be a part of the class agenda.
Upland Game Bird Hunting 101 is offered through the Hunter Outreach Program. The program teaches novice and inexperienced hunters the knowledge, skills, ethics and traditions of hunting.
Through workshops, clinics, seminars, and mentored hunts, the program appeals to diverse interests, backgrounds and levels of ability, helping novices through the first steps toward becoming a part of Colorado’s hunting heritage and traditions.