In a continuing effort to provide guidance and instruction to both novice and experienced hunters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is introducing a new, ‘Upland Bird Hunting 101’ seminar, Thursday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

CPW experts will cover a variety of topics during the free class, including bird habitat, biology, behavior and distribution of both native and non-native birds. In addition, hunting regulations, field dressing and recipes will be part of the evening’s discussion.

“Colorado has a large variety of upland game bird species that can be hunted,” said Education Coordinator Kathleen Tadvick. “It is a popular activity here and across the United States but there are specific techniques that are important to know for an enjoyable hunt and this will be a great opportunity to learn.”

Tadvick adds that because upland birds are often found in heavy cover, hunters often use dogs to flush and retrieve game and their use will also be among the topics discussed.

Upland Bird Hunting 101 is offered through the Hunter Outreach Program, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife effort to teach novice and inexperienced hunters of all ages the knowledge, skills, ethics, and traditions of hunting.

Space is limited and a reservation is required. To save your spot, call 970-255-6100, or visit http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/35686

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

What: Upland Bird Hunting 101

When: Thursday, Aug. 29,2013

Where: Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave, Grand Junction

Registration: 970-255-6100, or visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/35686

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more, please visit cpw.state.co.us.

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