Get ready for elk season with class

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Learn to hunt elk

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

What: Elk Hunting 101.

When: Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m.

Where: CPW’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave., Grand Junction.

How: Registration is required. Go to http://www.register-ed.com.

For more information about the Hunter Outreach Program, go to http://www.cpw.state.co.us.



Cooler mornings and changing weather signal hunting seasons are approaching quickly.

Eager hunters are preparing themselves and their equipment in anticipation of one of the most exciting times of the year for sportsmen and sportswomen.

As part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s continuing efforts to help hunters have a safe and successful season, the agency and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will offer a one-evening only “Elk Hunting 101” class from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 27. It will take place at the Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave., in Grand Junction.

The class is geared toward the novice, but experienced hunters looking for additional perspective from other practiced hunters are welcome. Space is limited, and registration is required. To reserve your spot, go to http://www.register-ed.com, select “Colorado,” then click on “View Upcoming Events” in the Colorado Outreach tab. Scroll down for the registration link.

The class will cover numerous topics about hunting elk, including basic biology, forage, migration patterns, calling techniques, equipment and field-dressing tips.

“Learning as much as you can about elk behavior is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances,” said Dick Severin, assistant Hunter Outreach Program coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “It should be an interesting evening, and participants will get a good overview about all of the different things they need to know to have success in the field this year.”


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