Craig briefs: Fishing, shotgun clinic for women

The Colorado Division of Wildlife Women Afield Program is sponsoring a "Cast & Blast" clinic for women Aug. 1 in Steamboat Springs. The clinic teaches participants to learn to fly fish and shoot a shotgun.

The clinics are designed for females ages 12 and older.

The clinic runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants spend the day with Division of Wildlife staff while learning and practicing shooting and fishing techniques. No prior experience or equipment required. Participants are asked to participate for the entire duration.

The cost is $15 and covers lunch. Pre-registration is required. No license or previous education is required. Slots are limited.

To sign up, or for more information, call the Steamboat DOW office 970-870-2197.

Hunting guides are at Division of Wildlife Web site

Hunters who stalk big game in Western Colorado can find valuable information in the 2009 hunting guides that now are posted on the Colorado Division of Wildlife Web site.

The 2009 versions of Big Game Hunting in Northwest Colorado and Big Game Hunting in Southwest Colorado can be found in the "Hunting" section at http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Included in the guides are hunting statistics from the 2008 seasons, hunting tips, regulation advisories, important dates, phone numbers for DOW and federal agency offices, descriptions of terrain, hunting outlook information and much more. Information about bear and moose hunting also is available.

Printed versions of the guide can be requested by e-mailing your mailing address to randy.hampton@state.co.us or by calling 970-255-6162 for the northwest guide, or for the southwest guide, e-mail joe.lewandowski@state.co.us.

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