Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a clinic for duck hunters at 6 p.m., Dec. 18 in the Hunter Education classroom at the CPW office at 4255 Sinton Rd. in Colorado Springs.  The class is free.

The clinic is a way for waterfowl hunters to learn about hunting regulations, duck identification and hunting tactics – all with the goal of increasing duck hunting success.

“The class is designed for beginning duck hunters who want to learn how to get the most out of duck hunting,” said Allen Vitt, a Parks and Wildlife biologist. “The clinic will focus on understanding waterfowl habits and behavior, and how to make sure you have a safe, successful, legal hunt.”

Our goal is to help waterfowl hunters enjoy their experience and improve their success, he added.

In the Central Flyway portion of Colorado, there are now three duck season zones. Hunters should pay close attention to hunting dates, as they can be different in each zone in the regular season for ducks, coots and mergansers, as well as the youth waterfowl.

In the southeast zone – including the area east of I-25 and south of I-70 and all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties – the season dates are Oct. 24 – Jan. 27, 2013.

The class size is limited to 50. Hunters interested in attending should RSVP by calling 719-227-5200.

Additional information can be found at: wildlife.stateco.us/Hunting/Waterfowl/.

Logo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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