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Colorado offers marksmanship classes in San Luis Valley

From the Colorado Division of Wildlife

-- Hunters interested in sharpening their shooting skills and improving their chances of harvesting big game this fall are encouraged to sign up for one of three upcoming marksmanship classes.  

There is no charge and each class is open to 10 people.   Rick Basagoitia, area manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in the San Luis Valley, is teaching three classes Sept. 7-9, one evening classroom session and two evening range sessions; Sept. 23 and 25, an evening classroom session and a morning range session; Oct. 4, a full-day class. "By learning more about your rifle and ballistics you'll be a better shot and a more effective hunter," he said.  

Class participants should bring their rifles and know the caliber, barrel length, action type, the  specifications of their rifle scopes and the type of ammunition that will be used while hunting. For the range session, participants should also bring 30-40 rounds of ammunition; appropriate clothing,  lunch and water; shooting sticks, backpacks, bipods or sandbags or whatever is normally used to shoot off of in the field. Participants will not use the shooting benches.  

For more information or to register for the class, call the Monte Vista DOW office at (719)587-6900.

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