California DFG Offers Youth Archery Classes

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The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering spring and summer archery classes to young people who want to learn basic archery skills.

The first class is scheduled Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maya Archery Range in Roseville. The class will include fundamental archery instruction, types of equipment, and plenty of shooting time at a variety of stationary bulls-eye targets. A brief outdoor-stewardship presentation is also included. This is a popular range and space is limited.

This will also be a great chance to enjoy wildlife and spend time outdoors. All classes are open to youth at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Classes cost $15 per youth which includes the use of the equipment and lunch. Parents and guardians are included in the lunch at no additional charge. Pre-registration is required for all classes and is open now. Participants may register online for all events at

"Archery is increasingly becoming a more popular outdoor activity and these classes help provide additional opportunities for families to spend time together outdoors," said Lesa Johnston, program coordinator.

Other classes are as follows: Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nevada County Sportsmen Range in Nevada City; and Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Feather River Bowmen Range in Loyalton. Each class will include basic archery instruction, types of equipment, outdoor ethics, and time spent shooting on a field archery course.

These events are co-sponsored by the California Bowmen/State Archery Association (CBH/SAA).