The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District is offering a one-time only Bowhunter Education class later this month in Meeker, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported in a news release.
The three-day course is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28 and 8 a.m. to noon on April 29 at the Meeker Rec Center, 101 Ute Road in Meeker. The course will be taught by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteer, according to the release.
“We recommend that all bowhunters take advantage of this rare opportunity in Western Colorado to learn more about this primitive form of hunting, and earn their Bowhunter Education Card,” Parks and Wildlife officer Jon Wangnild said in the release. “You will learn about safety and skills unique to bowhunting, and we hope to see a good turnout.”
Course topics include bowhunter’s responsibilities, equipment, range estimation, hunt planning, tree stands, survival skills, basic first aid, and wildlife laws, regulations and management, according to the release.
To pass, participants must attend all three days of the class and are required to use their own equipment, including three broadhead arrows and three filed point arrows, according to the release.
Everyone must also pass a written, true or false examination.
Participants must be age 12 and older. Fees are $10 for the first family member and $5 for each additional family member.
Saturday, a lunch can be purchased for $5.00. Proceeds from lunch sales will be donated to the youth archery program at recreation center.
The Sunday installment will take place outdoors at the Paintbrush Park Archery Range and participants are cautioned to dress appropriately, according to the release.
Call the ERBM Recreation and Park District at 970-878-3403 or visit www.MeekerRecDistrict.com for more information.