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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: Special access archery hunts available

Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association are sponsoring six limited, special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

The archery hunts will take place at Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area, Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area and the Grand Junction Wildlife Area. State Wildlife Areas are owned and managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Wildlife Areas are managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. Applications and information are available at CPW’s Northwest Region office, or by calling 970-255-6100.

Hunters interested in applying for the opportunity must drop-off or mail their applications to the CPW Northwest Region office by Aug. 21 at the following address:

Archery Hunts

711 Independent Ave.

Grand Junction, CO 81501


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Drawings for the hunts will be held Aug. 24. Three of the hunts will take place during the regular archery season. Before applying for this hunt, an archery deer license must have been drawn for Game Management Unit 40-Grand Junction Wildlife Area, or for GMU 41-Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area and Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area.

The other hunts will occur during the regular rifle seasons, and a rifle deer license must have been drawn for GMU 40 or 41 before applying. Only archery equipment will be allowed during each of these hunts.

All CPW regulations still apply including the wearing of the required amount of daylight fluorescent orange garments during the rifle season.

For more information, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/hunt.aspx.

Cast, Blast and Twang starts Saturday at Wyman Museum

The Family Cast, Blast and Twang takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum, sponsored by Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter and Brother's Custom Processing.

The free event offers fishing, shooting and archery. All angling equipment is available free of charge, though participants can bring their own if they prefer. Participants 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in any fishing event.

Firearms and archery equipment will be provided, and participants are asked not to bring their own.

A free barbecue lunch will also be served.

For more information, call 970-942-8275.

Couples golf tourney tees off in September

Registration is open for the No Down, Low Down Couples Showdown Sept. 5 and 6 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The weekend event begins at 11 a.m. Sept. 5, and the fee of $190 per team includes two days of golf in a Chapman format, prizes, a Saturday barbecue and a Sunday breakfast.

Cart fees are $36 per day.

Forms are available at YVGC or at http://www.yampavalleygolf.com/files/2014/04/COUPLES-SHOWDOWN-ENTRY-FORM.pdf. The deadline to register is Aug. 31.

For more information, call 970-824-FORE (3673).

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