California DFG Offers Youth Archery Clinic

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The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer a beginning archery clinic in Roseville for young archers between the ages of 8-17. The Youth Archery Spring Fling Clinic will be held Saturday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Maya Archery Range, 750 Galleria Blvd. in Roseville.

"Archery is a wonderful catalyst to the outdoors, and this sport is a great way to get a peek at a variety of our state's native wildlife species and enjoy the beauty of the landscape," said Lesa Johnston, DFG's Youth Outdoor Education Coordinator. "We hope that participation in this clinic will encourage families to discover a side of California they may not have seen before."

The one-day clinic will include fundamental archery instruction, an introduction to various types of equipment and a discussion about outdoor stewardship. Students will participate in a supervised outdoor shoot with stationary bull's-eye targets.

DFG will co-sponsor the clinic with the California Bowmen Hunters and State Archery Association. The Maya Archery Range is partially operated by the California State Archery Association and club volunteers.

Separate instruction will be provided for youth (8-12 years old) and teens (13-17). Participants of both age groups must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cost is $15 for all ages, including the use of the equipment, snacks and lunch. Parents and guardians also receive a lunch at no additional charge.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Online registration is available on the DFG Web site, at For additional information, please call the program coordinator at (916) 322-8933.