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RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Mule Deer Association are teaming up to bring Colorado families some food, fun and lessons about the finer points of hunting muleys at the Mule Deer 101 seminar scheduled for Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the parks and wildlife office at 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.
With door prizes, raffles and free barbecue, the event will provide something for everyone, including target shooting and hunting classes designed specifically for men, women and youth.
“This is a great opportunity for families,” said parks and wildlife education coordinator Kathleen Tadvick. “It’s not often that an entire family or group can attend one hunting and shooting seminar that offers several different specialized classes.”
Everyone can enjoy learning about tried and true hunting strategies and techniques during the High Country Mule Deer Tactics class, while women can attend the Ladies on the Hunt class. Taught by women, this seminar encourages questions and discussions about mule deer hunting basics in a female-friendly environment.
Youth can take their first steps toward a lifelong love of the outdoors during the Pathway to Mule Deer Hunting class, a kid-friendly course designed to introduce young sportsmen to the joys and responsibilities of mule deer hunting.
Representatives from Cabelas and Prois — a ladies hunting apparel company from Gunnison — will teach several of the classes. Topics will not only include hunting techniques, firearm and archery safety, but also tips about proper clothing and footwear.
A professional photographer will offer suggestions about how to care for your camera during your scouting trips, as well as how to take great shots of your trophy mule deer and other wildlife.
Colorado Traditional Archer’s Society members will provide a 3-D target and show everyone how to properly use a bow, and parks and wildlife personnel will teach gun safety and target shooting in the indoor rifle range.
If you are planning to attend this free event, preregister now by calling Mari Myers at (970)255-6144. Space is limited, so please call soon to reserve your spot.
For more information about big-game hunting, go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/PlanYourHunt/