COLBY TO HOST YOUTH OUTDOOR SKILLS DAY
Shotgunning, archery, map reading, and other outdoor skills to be taught
COLBY ó The Third Annual Youth Outdoor Skills day will be held near Colby on
Sept. 20. Any young
person under the age of 16 can participate. Youth Outdoor Skills day will
give participants the
opportunity to practice shotgunning, archery, map reading, and other outdoor
skills needed to make a
successful hunting trip.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will furnish everything that
is needed, including shotguns,
ammunition, and archery equipment. Participants should not bring their
personal equipment to this event.
A hunter education card will be required for all who participate. For those
who havenít taken a hunter
education course, there will be a class scheduled prior to the Youth Outdoor
Skills Day. Students need to
pre-register at the Pirates Den in Colby for the hunter education class.
Phone (785) 462-3367 for more
Parents must fill out a registration/liability release form for the Youth
Outdoor Skills Day. To receive
forms, phone (785) 462-3367. Return the completed form(s) to: Kansas
Department of Wildlife and
Parks, 190 N. Franklin, Colby, KS 67701. Although not mandatory, parents or
guardians are encouraged
to attend with youngsters. For youth 10 years and younger, parental
attendance is strongly encouraged.
Since Youth Day activities will be outdoors, observe the weather forecast
for the day and dress
accordingly. Shorts, sandals, and tennis shoes are inappropriate. Long
trousers and high-top lace up
boots are more practical. A hunter orange cap is also recommended.
To get to the event from the intersection of U. S. highways 25 and 24 in
Colby, travel four miles north on
Highway 25 to county road TH W. Turn right and drive two miles to County
Road TH 21. Turn left and
drive two more miles. The route will be marked; just follow the signs. There
will be a sign-in location at
the entrance, so participanats should come to the sign-in station first to
sign in and receive information.
For more information, contact Matt Bain at (785) 462-3367 or Benny Young at
(785) 462-7602. Should
inclement weather cancel the event, it will be rescheduled.
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