Hunting Skills Seminars Offered

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As the fall hunting seasons draw near, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) with Partners in the Field is offering the Hunter Skills Seminar Series. The classes, on deer, elk, waterfowl and grouse, offer tips and techniques to help hunters improve their success in the upcoming seasons. The first class, on deer hunting, will be held Wednesday, July 23.

“We got great feedback from hunters last year,” said Jim Bulger, the DOW’s hunting outreach coordinator. “They were thrilled with what they learned and said the classes definitely improved their hunting success.”

Preparing for the hunt and effective techniques are just some of the skills hunters will take with them. Classes also cover habits and habitat, laws and filling out tags. The waterfowl class is a three-day series, which also will feature instruction on decoys and calling. Hunters will have a chance to mingle and listen to hunting experts and DOW biologists.

The grouse class is on Aug. 9 and elk is on Sept. 10. The waterfowl series will be held on Aug. 12, 19 and 26.

All Denver seminars are free, but reservations are required for the deer and elk seminars and requested for waterfowl. For more about the classes or to register, call the Hunter Outreach Information line at (303) 291-7545, or visit the DOW’s Web site at www.wildlife.state.co.us, click on “Hunting” on the lefthand side and choose “Hunter Outreach.”