Hunting Skills Seminars

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife, in conjunction with other partners, is sponsoring a series of clinics designed to help hunters improve their skills for the upcoming season.

The clinics focus on several different species of game animals and teach new Colorado residents how to hunt successfully in Colorado as quickly as possible.

The clinics are a way for hunters to learn new techniques, share personal experiences with other hunters and become more informed about the vast opportunities of hunting in Colorado, according to Jim Bulger, hunting outreach coordinator for the Division.

"Avid hunters, novices and those who are just interested in animals can all benefit from the clinics," said Bulger. "The clinics have a lot to offer in terms of improving hunting skills, insight into the big game licensing process and tips on finding quality hunting areas across the state. Our goal is to help Colorado hunters improve their success in the field through education, advice and rekindling of the flame of our hunting heritage."

The waterfowl clinics will be held Aug. 28 and Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway in Denver. Contact USA Outdoors at (303) 795-2492 for more information.

Clinics will cover habits and habitat of waterfowl as well as effective calling and decoying techniques. The information discussed will be beneficial to both novice and experienced hunters. The clinics are free, but require a reservation by calling USA Outdoors.

New Resident Orientation Clinics will be held Sept. 18 and 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building at 6060 Broadway in Denver.

These clinics will focus on assisting Colorado's new residents in becoming a successful Colorado hunter. Instructors will discuss the license application process, preference point system, information resources, state wildlife areas, the Hunting Outreach program and tips on where to find quality hunting lands. The clinics are free, but reservations are required. Call the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunting Outreach program at (303) 291-7545 for reservations.

An elk hunting clinic will take place Sept. 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway in Denver. The clinic will provide an in-depth look into the habitat and habits of and effective hunting techniques for the monarch of the Rockies. Learn how and where to find elk and enhance your chances of filling your tag in this seminar. Preparation for the hunt, laws, hunting techniques and other information will be covered in the clinic. There is a $5 admission fee at the door, and the clinic will be limited to 100 participants. Call the Colorado Division of Wildlife Education Department at (303) 291-7545 for more information.

A duck identification clinic will be held Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. in the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Education Building at 6060 Broadway in Denver. The clinic will teach how to identify different species of ducks, a skill valuable to both hunters and people who enjoy watching wildlife. Call USA Outdoors at (303) 795-2492 for more information.