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Youth waterfowl skills day offered in Colorado


DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to offer a youth waterfowl skills day on August 9 at Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area near Keenesburg. For those youth who’ve recently graduated from hunter education, this is a great opportunity to advance to the next level and develop skills in waterfowl hunting. For newcomers, this is an excellent way to learn about a great hunting tradition.

mia and little gal

(Hank Anstine photo)

Participants will learn how to call ducks and geese, learn about decoying tactics, practice shooting from different types of blinds, and learn about waterfowl habitats.

WHO: Youth ages 10-18 years old and their guardian(s)

WHAT: Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area Youth Waterfowl Skills Day

WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 8 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area, Weld County

HOW: To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact District Wildlife Manager Chris Mettenbrink at 970-472-4405 or email at Chris.Mettenbrink@state.co.us. The number of participants is limited so please make reservation as soon as possible.

DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 76 at Hudson (Exit 31), go 4 miles east on Highway 52 to the property. The property is situated on both sides of the highway. Parking areas are well-marked.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.

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