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California Offers Spring Outdoor Opportunities for Youth Archery

From California Department of Fish and Game

-- The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer two spring youth archery clinics to individuals who want to learn basic archery skills and spend time outdoors.

The classes will include fundamental archery instruction, use of various types of equipment and supervised shooting time at a variety of stationary bull's-eye targets. A brief outdoor-stewardship presentation will also be included.

"We hope that participation in the sport of archery will encourage families and youth to venture outdoors more often and at the same time become more aware of our native wildlife and the beauty of the California landscape," said Lesa Johnston, Youth Outdoor Education coordinator.

The first clinic is the Youth Archery Spring Fling Clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maya Archery Range in Roseville at 750 Galleria Blvd.

The second clinic is the Archery in the Hills Youth Clinic scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nevada County Sportsmen Range in Nevada City, 11296 Banner Mountain Trail Road. This location is one of the most scenic archery courses in the state.

Both clinics are open to youth (8-12 years old) and teens (13-17 years old). Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The clinics cost $15 per youth, which includes the use of the equipment, snacks and lunch.

Parents and guardians also are included in the lunch at no additional charge. DFG co-sponsors the clinics with the California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association. Clinics are typically held in the summer, spring and fall.

Pre-registration is required for both events and space is limited.
Those interested in attending may register online at
www.dfg.ca.gov/yo.

For additional information, call (916) 322-8933.

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