Fast-track Bowhunter Education course set for Aug. 18
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a one-day, accelerated Bowhunter Education class from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area near Fruita.
Participants must have already earned a hunter education card to be eligible to participate in the class.
The class is designed for bowhunters of all ages and ability. For novice archers, equipment will be provided.
Although many states require a Bowhunter Education class prior to purchasing a archery license, Colorado does not.
In this state, bowhunter education is an advanced hunter education course and not required. The Colorado Bowhunter Education card is accepted anywhere such instruction is required to purchase an archery license.
Course topics include bowhunter’s responsibilities, equipment, range estimation, hunt planning, tree stands, survival skills, basic first aid and many other useful archery skills.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. A $10 registration fee is required and can be paid on the day of the class.
Registration and information: 970-255-6100.
Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, sunscreen and a sack lunch.
To reach Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area, take Colorado Highway 340 south of Fruita, cross the Colorado River and turn right on Kingsview Road. Follow the road for approximately 4 miles to the wildlife area.
For more information about Hunter Education, go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/HunterEducation/Pages/HuntEd.aspx