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Register now for Littleton youth hunter ed program June 25-26

From the Colorado Division of Wildlife

-- Youth hunter education students in Denver can take their skills to the next level at Beyond the Basics of Hunter Education June 25 and 26 in Littleton.  The two-day event will provide an opportunity for young hunters to learn how to hunt a variety of wildlife species, as well as practice firearm and archery safety.

The program runs from  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days at Kassler Education Center in  Littleton. It is open new youth hunter education graduates and their guardians who preregister for the event. Contact Officer Vicki Vargas Madrid at (303) 291-7135 to register.

"Hunter Education provides a great basic foundation of hunting ethics, species identification and firearm safety," said Vicki Vargas Madrid, district wildlife manager. "This weekend will provide an in-depth look at subjects covered in hunter education and expand on the skills and species to really help young hunters feel confident and be successful in the field."

Topics presented at the two-day class include hunting turkey, deer, and elk in Colorado, preparing for the hunt, how to shoot muzzleloaders and rifles, outdoor survival, how to  hoot a bow and arrow and practicing safe firearm handling.

This free workshop is limited to the first 100 preregistered attendees. With the help of event sponsors, lunch will be provided to the participants in this event. It is sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation, Kassler Education Center, Denver Water, Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park, Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club, Arvada Army Navy Surplus, Midway USA, National Youth Shooting Sports Foundation, Steve's Meat's, Bass Pro Shops, and Wal-Mart.