Ladies can learn basics of outdoor activities

Recognizing the growing interest being shown by women in harvesting their own food and getting close to source, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a “Cast, Blast and Twang” clinic May 17 in Palisade from 8 a.m. until mid-afternoon.

The free clinic is an introduction to the basics of shotguns, archery and fly fishing, with instruction and lessons from experienced teachers.

Because space is limited, prior registration is required.

Go to, click on “Colorado,” then click on “View Upcoming Events” under “Colorado Outreach,” and go to the registration link on page 2.

The clinic is “a great opportunity for the ladies to learn the basics of three different outdoor activities in a women-only setting,” said Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “With the instruction and guidance we provide during the clinic, the women who participate will hopefully go on to enjoy shooting or fishing on their own and contribute directly to the management of their wildlife.”

No experience or equipment is required, and Parks and Wildlife will provide all necessary gear.

Participants who choose to bring their own shotgun must make it available for a basic safety inspection prior to its use and are asked to leave personal ammunition at home.

A sack lunch, insect repellent, water, appropriate clothing and all other necessary items should be brought to the event.

Cast, Blast and Twang is offered through Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Program. The program includes workshops, clinics, seminars and educational hunts that focus on teaching the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting to youth and women.


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