Cast and Blast event set for July 1 in Craig

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What: Free family Cast and Blast event

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 1

Where: Wyman Museum, 94350 U.S. Highway 40

— For more information or to sign up, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Meeker Service Center at (970) 878-6090

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Northwest Ready Mix, Safari Club International and Wyman Museum, will host a free family Cast and Blast event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 1 at Wyman Museum, the agency reported in a news release.

The event will include lessons on the basics of shooting, archery and fishing taught by CPW officers and volunteers, according to the release.

“It’s a great opportunity for an entire family, from young kids to moms and dads, to learn about these popular outdoor activities together,” District Wildlife Officer Mike Swaro said in the release.

Fishing equipment will be available for free, however using personal equipment is fine.

Equipment for the shooting and archery lessons will be provided and participants are asked to leave personal equipment for those activities at home, the release stated.

In addition to shooting and fishing lessons, the event will include a fur exhibit and a black powder firearms demonstration.

A free barbecue lunch also will be offered, according to the release. Participants ages 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in fishing activities, and all participants are encouraged to bring extra layers of clothing and sunscreen, the release stated.

Sign-up is first come, first serve and space is limited.

For more information or to sign up, call CPW’s Meeker Service Center at (970) 878-6090.

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