Free deer hunting seminar offers tips for all hunters

Hunters are known to love a challenge, but this year’s deer-hunting season may be one of the diificult. The herds are down, licenses are limited and the weather isn’t cooperating.

Whether you have years of experience or you’re just getting started, you can get an edge on deer hunting from the free Mule Deer 101 seminar 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Northwest Region Office, 711 Independence Ave, in Grand Junction.

The seminar is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Mule Deer Association and includes classes offering useful mule-deer hunting strategies and tips for men, women and youths. Plus, there will be door prizes, raffles and a free barbecue.

The schedule also includes:

– Representatives from Cabelas and Prois - a ladies hunting apparel company from Gunnison - discussing hunting techniques, archery safety and tips about proper clothing and footwear.

– A professional photographer offering tips on taking great shots of your trophy mule deer and other wildlife;

– A special Ladies on the Hunt class offering female-friendly environment;

– The youngster-friendly Pathway to Mule Deer Hunting class designed to introduce young sportsmen to the joys and responsibilities of mule deer hunting;

– A 3-D archery target courtesy of the Colorado Traditional Archer’s Society, with members teaching safe archery techniques.

Space is limited to 50 participants. Pre-register now by calling 255-6100.


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