Youth Hunter Education eventYoung hunters who want to continue developing their hunting skills can attend a Youth Hunter Education Competition, May 14-15, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The event will take place at the Fort Lewis College property in Hesperus.
Participants ages 18-and-younger can participate, but they must have their hunter education card. The event will feature shooting, hunting and wildlife identification skills.
Cost is $20. Those who have their own firearms and archery gear should bring them; otherwise, the equipment will be provided.
For more information and to apply, contact the Durango wildlife office at 247-0855 or email email@example.com. Applications must be submitted by May 6.
Duranglers honored by Trout UnlimitedDuranglers Flies and Supplies, one of Durango’s local fly-fishing shop for over 30 years, was recently recognized by the Colorado Council of Trout Unlimited as the Exemplary Guide and Outfitter in Colorado for 2016. This award recognizes the significant contributions that Duranglers’ owners, John Flick and Tom Knopick, have made over many years in the mission of conservation of the cold-water fisheries in Southwest Colorado.
Flick and Knopick were instrumental in starting the Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited in June, 1984. Since then, they have contributed hundreds of hours advocating for area fisheries and donated thousands of dollars of time and merchandise to these conservation activities.
Learn to fish, hunt, shoot June 24-26Men ages 18-40 who are interested in learning how to fish and hunt are invited to a weekend “Cast and Blast” sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, June 24-26.
Participants will learn some of the basics of wildlife biology, fly fishing, shotgun shooting and archery.
The weekend event will be held at the Lone Cone-Jim Olterman State Wildlife Area in San Miguel County.
Firearms and fishing gear will be provided. Attendees will be selected from applications submitted to the Montrose Service Center of Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 2300 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, Colorado, 81401. Applications can be obtained by calling 252-6000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $40 refundable deposit is required.
Free bike maintenance clinic at Mountain Bike SpecialistsMountain Bike Specialists will host a free maintenance clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 at 949 Main Avenue.
Topics to be covered will be: care and cleaning of your bike, lubing the chain, how to fix a flat and how to tell when your bike needs professional assistance for a smoother and more comfortable ride. The clinic is co-op.
Call 247-4066 as space is limited. For more information, go to www.mountainbikespecialists.com.
Seniors Outdoors announces eventsSeniors Outdoors will host these activities:
Hike Vallecito Creek Trail to the second bridge at 8:45 a.m. Monday. Car pool is $3. R.S.V.P. to Wayne Bedor cell 769-6548 or home 764-4089, email@example.com.Monday bike ride at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Home Depot to Bread is for intermediate road cyclists. Helmets are required. For more information, contact Helen Root, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 320-3441 or Hugh Brown, email@example.com, 403-3089.Hike the Colorado Trail to Gudy’s Rest at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Leave from the lower Durango Trail head and follow Junction Creek, then follow switchbacks to Gudy’s Rest. Dogs on leash are permitted. Carpool $1. R.S.V.P. to Steve Krest at firstname.lastname@example.org or 588-3806.The general meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center. ”History and Benefits of Durango Trees” will be presented by Ron Stoner, retired certified arborist.Wednesday Wanderers will hike at 9 a.m. Wednesday to the Animas City Cemetery. Leave from the Chapman Hill parking lot. No dogs are allowed. R.S.V.P. non-members only to Dorothy Bregar at 385-1814 or email@example.com.Hike from Stevens Creek to Red Creek at 8:30 a.m. May 13. Carpool $5, Limit 10, Dogs are allowed. R.S.V.P. to Joline Morrison, 884-2572, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Morrison, 884-2572, email@example.com.Herald Staff