California DFG Offers Spring Outdoor Opportunity for Youth Archery

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer a spring youth archery clinic to individuals who want to learn basic archery skills and spend time outdoors. The class will include fundamental archery instruction, use of various types of equipment and supervised shooting time at a selection of stationary bull’s-eye targets. A brief outdoor stewardship presentation will also be included.

“There are many outdoor opportunities available in the sport of archery and we hope that families and youth will be encouraged to further explore archery and get outdoors more often,” said Lesa Johnston, DFG’s Outdoor Education Coordinator. “Visiting some of our state’s scenic archery ranges is a great way to enjoy the outdoor landscape and maybe get a peek at some of our native wildlife.”

The Youth Archery Spring Fling Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maya Archery Range in Roseville at 750 Galleria Blvd. This range is partially operated by the California State Archery Association and club volunteers.

The clinic is open to youth (eight to 12 years old) and teens (13 to 17). Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The clinic cost is $15 per youth or teen, which includes the use of the equipment, snacks and lunch. Parents and guardians also are included in the lunch at no additional charge. DFG co-sponsors the clinics with the California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Those interested in attending may register online at  www.dfg.ca.gov/yo/registration.html.  For additional information, please call Lesa Johnston at (916) 322-8933.