"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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Charlton Heston's "A Torch With No Flame"

Maybe you have seen this before but it is worth another view.

Charlton Heston

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Outdoor Heritage Day April 24


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - More than 30 non-profit outdoor and sportsmen's groups, government agencies and outdoor-related businesses from across western Colorado will sponsor the 3rd Annual Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade on Saturday, April 24. The free event began in 2008 from the efforts of Colorado Division of Wildlife officer Frank McGee. McGee became concerned with how little time today's youth spend outdoors and organized the first Outdoor Heritage Day event to get kids and their families outside and experiencing what Colorado can offer.

"There are so many different things locally that families can enjoy," said McGee. "People don't realize what we have within just a short car ride. We want to give families, especially kids, what they need to know to get out and experience the best parts of western Colorado."

Outdoor Heritage Day is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Activities for school age youth include a fishing clinic, hunting simulator, climbing wall, mountain biking, nature walks, a mobile shooting range and much more. Presentations by outdoor organizations will also be held throughout the day. Lunch and all activities are provided at no cost. Visit www.outdoorheritageday.org for more information and full event schedule.

Outdoor Heritage Day is sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Town of Palisade, Colorado Mule Deer Association, Colorado Sportsmen's Wildlife Fund, Ducks Unlimited, Mesa County School Districts 50 and 51, Colorado State Parks, National Park Service, US Fish an d Wildlife Service, Boy Scouts of America, 4H, Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers - Grand Valley Anglers, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, Future Farmers of America, Colorado Outfitters Association, Grand Valley Audubon Society, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Grand Mesa Back Country Horsemen, North American Grouse Partnership, Camp Redcloud, Red Rock Archery, The Moose 100.7, Mesa County Search and Rescue, US Bureau of Reclamation, Western Slope ATV Association, Army National Guard, US Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service-Grand Valley Ranger District, Girl Scouts of America, Western Colorado Retrievers Club, Outdoors Alive, Colorado State Forest Service, Western Flyers Youth Project, Gene Taylors, Colorado Hawking Club, Rocky Mountain Spearfishing Association, Friends of the Mustangs, Sportsman's Warehouse, REI, Western Colorado Conservation Corps, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Cabela's.

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Grand Valley Training Club will be hosting an NRA Range Safety Officer Course on the 19 of June.

If you are interested pleas contact me, I must have all commitments by June first in order to have sufficient materials on hand.

Please E-mail me at YBYBE@acsol.net I will need the following information

Full name
Email address
Why you are interested in completing Range Safety Officer training
Current instructor status (NRA or Hunter Education) .

Friday, April 9, 2010

Concealed Handgun Permits Issued by County Sheriffs

In 2004 Colorado enacted Senate Bill 04-24, a law which established clear guidelines for the issuance of concealed handgun permits by sheriffs. One of the requirements of the law is that each sheriff submit and annual report to the legislature listing the number of permit applications received, the number of permits issued, the number denied and the number revoked. County Sheriffs of Colorado collected the data from sheriffs and submitted in in one report. This report was included in the County Sheriffs of Colorado magazine and is published HERE.

This is provided so that readers may see the permit activity that each county has reported.

If you wish to compare the last few years, I have provided links to the pages that I posted for the last 2 years and this year (2009).

2009 report => HERE

2008 report => HERE

2007 report => HERE

John Lott said: "More Guns Less Crime"