FAMILY OUTDOOR SKILLS DAY IN EL PASO COUNTY
RAMAH, Colo. – In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a family outdoor skills day at the Ramah State Wildlife Area northeast of Colorado Springs on September 22.
Youngsters of all ages interested in learning hunting and fishing skills are invited to try their hand at activities like casting, archery, shotgun, muzzleloader and small-caliber rifle shooting. The events run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity to learn how to shoot a bow, shotgun or .22 rifle in a relaxed, safe environment,” said Steve Lucero, an education coordinator with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Instructors will offer hands-on how-to tips for trap and skeet, target shooting and archery, spin and fly casting, and ATV/OHV safety.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will furnish the equipment.
The Ramah State Wildlife area is located four miles west of the town of Ramah along U.S. Hwy 24 in northeastern El Paso County.
All ages are welcome. Boys and girls under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities will run continuously throughout the event.
For more information about the events at Ramah SWA, call 719-227-5200.
The fourth Saturday of every September has been set aside to honor the tradition of our nation’s outdoor heritage as National Hunting and Fishing Day. For more information about NHF Day, visit www.nhfday.org.
For more information about recreational shooting sports, visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ShootingSports/Pages/ShootingSports.aspx.
To learn more about getting outdoors with your family and friends, visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Education/GetOutdoors/
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.
To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us
To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us