"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

Saturday, November 21, 2015


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Novice trappers and small game predator hunters interested in increasing their chance of success are invited to learn about trapping and the fine art of calling during Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Predator Calling and Trapping 101. The one-time class will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the CPW Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

There is no fee for the class; however, pre-registration is required. Click on this link, www.register-ed.com/events/view/70523,  or go to www.register-ed.com, select 'Colorado', then select 'View Upcoming Events" under the 'Colorado Outreach' link, then scroll down to the 'Predator Calling and Trapping 101' section.  Registration is also available by phone at 970-255-6100.

"Learning how to call properly is one of the most effective ways to be successful when hunting predators like coyotes, bobcats and foxes," said Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for CPW. "Although the difference between a good call and a bad call may be small, it makes a huge difference in the field.  Also, there is much to know about how to trap legally and ethically in Colorado."

Instructor, and Senior HuntMaster, Dan Uhrich and CPW staff will provide guidance about a wide variety of topics including the Harvest Information Program, the variety of predator calls and decoys, day calling vs night calling, camouflage clothing, the variety of live traps and lures that can be legally used in Colorado and other state rules and regulations.

"This a great opportunity for the novice trapper and predator hunter," said Tadvick. "We expect there will be quite a lot of interest, so we encourage people to sign up right away."

For more information about small game hunting in Colorado, visit cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/SmallGame.aspx

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education.

CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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