From the Colorado Division of Wildlife
-- A free Shooting Instruction Clinic followed by an optional guided Dove Hunting Clinic east of Lamar on Sunday, Sept. 13 is geared toward women and youth who are new to hunting. The event begins with an informal cookout at 1 p.m., followed by an instruction session, and then a guided dove hunt until around 6 p.m. The DOW will supply all of the hunting equipment and host the cookout.
"A similar program was held last year near Las Animas, and the kids and ladies who attended had a blast—pun intended," said Linda Groat, and outreach education specialist with the Division of Wildlife. This year's event takes place at the Mike Higbee State Wildlife Area four miles east of Lamar off Highway 50.
Hunters must have a valid Hunter Ed card and a 2009 small game hunting license with a HIP number to participate. Each youngster must be accompanied by adult, parent or sponsor and must pre-register.
The cost of a Colorado small game license for youth under 18 is $1. The cost for resident adult annual license is $21. A one-day small game license is $11. Register early because space is limited, by calling (719) 336-6608.