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Learn to shoot, hunt and fish Aug. 22-23 at NM Outdoor Expo

From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

-- For those who have had a hankering to shoot a muzzleloader, try archery or learn a thing or two about hunting and fishing, the eighth annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo is an ideal, free and family event Aug. 22-23 at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park.

Education and fun are the objectives of Expo, which was moved from May to August this year to take advantage of New Mexico's s early fall weather. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Certified instructors will staff ranges for .22-caliber rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders and archery, providing one-on-one instructions to participants of all ages. Young shooters are especially welcome. Other activities include a fishing pool loaded with hungry, live fish for youngsters to catch and release,  a climbing wall and numerous demonstrations to help those attending to polish their skills.

This year's Expo will include special demonstrations and training sessions for off-highway vehicle riders about how to safely enjoy their sport while complying with new state laws for OHV use on public lands.

For more information about New Mexico Outdoor Expo call (505) 222-4731.

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