Upland Bird Hunting Clinic in Lamar, Colorado
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will host an Upland Bird Hunting Clinic at the DOW Office in Lamar on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 1 – 4 p.m.
DOW staff will present information about hunting upland game birds in Colorado. Topics will range from the basics for beginners, to tips and techniques for the seasoned hunter, and information about the DOW’s Walk-In Access Programs that opens up private lands to public hunters.
Upland game birds include quail, pheasant, grouse, chukar, dove, and other non-waterfowl birds with the exception of turkey. While the wild turkey is an upland bird, the tactics and equipment used for hunting turkey are very different than upland bird hunting which is sometimes referred to as wing-shooting.
The half-day clinic will focus on pheasant and quail hunting. Subject matter will include bird identification and biology, how to find a good place to hunt by locating preferred habitat, movement patterns, why weather is important; and tips on shot selection, range estimation, hunting ethics, and more.
The program will be geared toward adults. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register.
The DOW office in Lamar is located at 2500 S. Main, two hours east of Pueblo on Hwy 50. For more information, or to register, call Linda Groat (719) 336-6608.