"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854


“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

LaPierre was right: Armed deputy at Arapahoe High School stopped bad guy with gun

Full article here:http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/12/16/lapierre-was-right-armed-deputy-at-arapahoe-high-school-stopped-bad-guy-with-gun-89055
Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was repeatedly mocked, ridiculed and castigated by the liberal left media for suggesting there be armed guards in every school in the nation after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago.
Every word uttered by LaPierre became fodder for the anti-gun, crush the Second Amendment, crowd.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre was blasted for saying.
“I call on Congress today, to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation,” he said during the NRA press conference after the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012.
Arapahoe Shooting
Photo Credit: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post
Now consider the events at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School last Friday where heavily armed, dressed to kill, right wing hater Karl Pierson, 18, went on an 80-second shooting spree that ended with him taking his own life after “an armed deputy stationed at the school cornered him in the library,” the Washington Post reported.
Imagine that: the armed officer in the school stopped a bad guy with a gun.
It has to be so difficult for the mainstream media to report the facts in this case considering how the facts don’t fit the left’s usual narrative.
Karl Pierson
Karl Pierson
Photo via CNN
Pierson, “wearing a bandolier containing shotgun shells and carrying a pump-action shotgun, a machete and a backpack holding three Molotov cocktails — walked through a door adjacent to the library,” and in less than 80 seconds, had fired off five rounds, critically injuring Claire Davis, 17, who remains in a coma, before taking his own life, according to CNN.
The CNN report continued, with information from Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson:
The rampage might have resulted in many more casualties had it not been for the quick response of a deputy sheriff who was working as a school resource officer at the school, Robinson said.
Once he learned of the threat, he ran — accompanied by an unarmed school security officer and two administrators — from the cafeteria to the library, Robinson said. “It’s a fairly long hallway, but the deputy sheriff got there very quickly.”
The deputy was yelling for people to get down and identified himself as a county deputy sheriff, Robinson said. “We know for a fact that the shooter knew that the deputy was in the immediate area and, while the deputy was containing the shooter, the shooter took his own life.”
He praised the deputy’s response as “a critical element to the shooter’s decision” to kill himself, and lauded his response to hearing gunshots. “He went to the thunder,” he said. “He heard the noise of gunshot and, when many would run away from it, he ran toward it to make other people safe.”
Related: Media scrub reality to hide Colorado school gunman’s leftist, ‘socialist’ politics

Monday, November 25, 2013

DECOYS STOLEN BEFORE YOUTH SEMINAR; CPW ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP

DECOYS STOLEN BEFORE YOUTH SEMINAR; CPW ASKS PUBLIC FOR HELP


DELTA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta on Saturday, Nov. 23. The wildlife area is located west of Delta.

According to wildlife officials, the decoys and blinds had been set up for a waterfowl hunting seminar which was to be held that afternoon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese. 

A white full-size pick-up truck was seen in the area of the theft at approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The truck had the word "Yenter" written in black letters diagonally down the door. The truck was occupied by at least two men and one dark-colored dog.

Approximately 60 duck and goose decoys had been set up on the ponds of the Escalante State Wildlife Area that morning in preparation for the seminar. Also stolen were three hunting blinds: an Avery pop-up blind, a Ground Force dog blind and a goose shell pop-up blind.  Many of the items stolen were the personal hunting equipment of a Ducks Unlimited member who was volunteering to teach the seminar.

"The theft was really disappointing because it had a negative effect on the hunting seminar," said Garett Watson, a district wildlife manager in Montrose. "Participants of the seminar were really disappointed to think that another sportsman was possibly responsible for the theft.  We had to scramble and borrow some decoys to use that day." 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urg es the public to provide any information that may lead to the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information that can help in this investigation can call the Montrose Parks and Wildlife office at 970-252-6000, or contact Operation Game Thief, a wildlife tips hotline at 877-265-6648. Callers can remain anonymous and cash rewards may be given if the information leads to a conviction.

For more information about Operation Game Thief, go to: www.wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/LawEnforcement/OperationGameThief/Pages/OGT.aspx.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

INFORMED GUN OWNERS CONFERENCE ------Pro Second-Amendment Committee-----

Since this is an election year for District 51 School Board, this year's Pro Second Amendment Committee Informed Gun Owners Conference will be a forum for all the candidates.

This will be at 1:00 p.m. October 5 at Sherwood Park, Juniper Shelter. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

For further information, contact Sharon Armstrong (970) 234-5557.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013







 



NRA Basic Rifle, Shotgun Instructor Class

September 20, 21, and 22, 2013.
8:00 AM through 7:00 PM






September 20 – 6 hours instructor guide (can be waived if
complete within last year)

2:00 PM September 20 – Rifle

September 21 – Continuation of rifle

September 22 – Shotgun

Fee $58.00 rifle, $57.00 shotgun, $20.00 trainer’s guide.

Please check your calendar and send payment made out to:

Grand Valley Training Club
839 Rapid Creek Road
Palisade, CO 81526.

Include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Please respond by September 10. Call me at (970) 234-0444 for more information.


Thanks.
Linn Armstrong
Senior Training Counselor






Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SPORTSMEN'S ROUNDTABLE MEETING IN GUNNISON, AUG. 29



GUNNISON, Colo. – All hunters and anglers who are concerned about wildlife and related issues are invited to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region "Sportsmen's Roundtable" meeting, Aug. 29 in Gunnison.
      
The meeting is part of the statewide "Sportsmen's Roundtable" process set up by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to assure that hunters and anglers statewide can provide input, concerns and discuss issues with leaders of the agency. The Gunnison meeting will be the third in the southwest region related to the roundtable process.
     
In January, a panel of 24 sportsmen was elected and appointed to the statewide roundtable panel. Members represent every corner of Colorado. That group has met twice this year.
     
The Gunnison meeting will be attended by several southwest region Parks and Wildlife staff members and by at least four of the six southwest representatives to the statewide panel.
     
The roundtable members will talk about the work of the statewide group, the issues it is discussing and future plans. Agency staff will also talk about current issues and projects, and take questions from the public.
     
"The roundtable process is being led by hunters and anglers," said Patt Dorsey, southwest region manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "It's important that sportsmen and sportswomen in the southwest region provide input to their representatives and to the agency."
     
Anyone who is unable to attend but has specific questions or concerns can send that information to Joe Lewandowski, southwest region public information officer at joe.lewandowski@state.co.us, or call him at 1-970-375-6708.
     
The southwest region includes, roughly, the area from the Four Corners to the San Luis Valley, the Gunnison Basin, the North Fork Valley, and the Montrose-Delta area west to the state line.
     
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Parks and wildlife office in Gunnison, 300 W. New York Ave.
     
For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Sportsmen's Roundtable, see: wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Roundtable.aspxý.


For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CPW OFFERS "MULE DEER 101" CLASS IN GRAND JUNCTION


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Every hunting season brings novice mule deer hunters into the field, eager to learn and have a successful hunt. For new hunters that may not have a mentor, or experienced hunters that are looking for an edge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free, Mule Deer Hunting 101 class, Tuesday, Aug. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

The seminar will cover mule deer habitat, biology, animal distribution, hunting strategies and hunting equipment. Regulations, field dressing techniques and recipes will also be discussed.

"In addition to the material covered, conversations and sharing of information is a beneficial part of the class," said Dick Severin, assistant Hunter Outreach Coordinator for CPW. "Students will have an opportunity to learn from hunting experts and from each other."

Colorado Parks and Wildlife believes many hunters don't participate due to a lack of mentors that can teach them the finer points of hunting. Through the agency's Hunter Outreach Program, seminars like Mule Deer 101 helps introduce hunting knowledge and traditions to a new generation of Colorado's sportsmen, including women and youth.

Registration is required and space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 970-255-6100 , or go to www.register-ed.com/events/view/35688

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
What: Mule Deer Hunting 101 course
When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave., Grand Junction
Registration: Call 970-255-6100, or visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/35688

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more, please visit cpw.state.co.us.###