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Free fishing, archery event available Saturday at Wyman Museum

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Wyman Living History Museum will host "Cast and Twang," a day of free archery and fishing, with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other agencies July 19. The event includes numerous activities, as well as a free barbecue lunch.

If you use a rod and reel or a bow and arrow, you'll be able to put them to good use this weekend.

Wyman Living History Museum will kick off the official opening of its new archery range with a family "Cast and Twang" seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event is co-hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in addition to Northwest Colorado Outfitters Association, Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International, Brothers Custom Processing and numerous regional businesses.

All archery and fishing equipment for the event will be provided free of charge, or participants can bring their own. A free barbecue lunch will be offered, as well.


"This is an event designed to introduce folks to archery and fishing,” District Wildlife Manager Mike Swaro said in a press release. "Kids will have the opportunity to learn together with their parents. Parents can spend some quality time with their children, and everyone can learn about fishing, wildlife management and the safe and proper use of archery equipment.”

Swaro said he encourages all experienced archers and anglers to attend and share their knowledge with the class.

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Activities include 3-D animal archery targets, a bounce house and a session in woodsman skills.

"It was great to see all the interest in opening a public archery range here," Swaro said.

Layers of clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.

Anglers 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in any fishing event. To purchase a fishing or hunting license online, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/pages/fishing.aspx.

For more information, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Meeker office at 970-878-6090.

If you go

What: Cast and Twang

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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

Details: The day includes free fishing and archery and archery activities, as well as a barbecue lunch. For more information, call 970-824-6346 or 970-878-6090.