Outdoors Briefs

Womenís hunting, fishing workshop offered

Women interested in taking up hunting and fishing can participate in a weekend workshop June 22-24 at the Jim Olterman/Lone Cone State Wildlife Area, 25 miles south of Norwood in Dolores County.

Sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, women will learn the fundamentals of archery, fly-fishing and shotgun shooting. Participants also will learn about the basics of wildlife biology and wildlife management. Expert instruction will be provided by Parks and Wildlife staff.

The workshop is designed for novices. All equipment and ammunition will be provided. Participants can bring their own fishing rods, bows and shotguns. Those bringing guns must provide their own ammunition. Participants age 16 and older must have a current Colorado fishing license.

Food will be provided; but those with specific dietary requirements should bring their own.

A cabin and camping are available on site. Participants must bring their own sleeping bags and can bring their own tents if they wish.

The workshop is limited to 15 women, ages 14 and older. A $40 refundable deposit is required. Registration deadline is June 4.

To register, or for more information, call Dawn Bresett at the Parks and Wildlife office in Montrose at (970) 252-6000 or by email dawn.bresett@state.co.us.

Trout Unlimited banquet to be held June 8

The annual Five Rivers Trout Unlimited Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 8 at the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.

This annual fundraiser supports Trout Unlimitedís efforts to preserve, protect and restore local rivers.

Auction items will include guided fishing trips on local rivers, an array of fishing gear as well as art items and home furnishings.

Tickets are $40 each or $75 for couples and are available at Duranglers, 923 Main Ave., and San Juan Angler, 200 Main Ave. Tickets are $50 at the door. Tickets include three drinks and dinner at the fajita bar.

For more information, call Preston Knight at 769-7734.

Volunteers needed to lead nature hikes

San Juan Mountains Association and Durango Mountain Resort will bring free, guided nature hikes to the public this summer and are looking for volunteers to help.

Volunteers will be trained in wildflower and tree identification, finding evidence of animals and local geology. The volunteer training will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at DMR. Participants should meet outside Backcountry Experience; bring water and lunch and be prepared for the outdoors. Other arrangements can be made for those who canít attend.

The hikes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 to Aug. 16. People are asked to volunteer at least twice during the summer.

For more information, call 385-1256 or email gabi@sjma.org.

Herald Staff