"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

Monday, May 16, 2011


DENVER -- Youth hunter education students in Denver can take their skills to the next level at Beyond the Basics of Hunter Education June 25-26 in Littleton. The two-day event will provide an opportunity for young hunters to learn how to hunt a variety of wildlife species, as well as practice firearm and archery safety.

"Hunter Education provides a great basic foundation of hunting ethics, species identification and firearm safety," said Vicki Vargas Madrid, district wildlife manager. "This weekend will provide an in-depth look at subjects covered in hunter education and expand on the skills and species to really help young hunters feel confident and be successful in the field."

Topics presented at the two-day class include:
--Hunting turkey, deer, and elk in Colorado
--Preparing for the hunt
--How to shoot muzzleloaders and rifles
--Outdoor survival
--How to shoot a bow and arrow
--Practicing safe firearm handling

This free workshop is limited to the first 100 preregistered attendees. With the help of event sponsors, lunch will be provided to the participants in this event.

WHO: New youth hunter education graduates and their guardians who preregister for the event

WHAT: Beyond the Basics of Hunter Education

WHEN: June 25-26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days

WHERE: Kassler Education Center, Littleton

HOW: Register with Officer Vicki Vargas Madrid at 303-291-7135

Event sponsored by Mule Deer Foundation, Kassler Education Center, Denver Water, Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park, Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club, Arvada Army Navy Surplus, Midway USA, National Youth Shooting Sports Foundation, Steve's Meat's, Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart.

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