Women only Cast ‘N Blast slated in Steamboat Springs

If you go …

What: Women-only Cast ‘N Blast seminar

When: 8:30 a. m. to mid-afternoon on Saturday, August 4,

Where: Steamboat Springs (Specific location and directions provided after registering)

Contact: Christy Bubenheim at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Steamboat Springs at 970-870-2855

A women-only Cast ‘N Blast seminar will take place at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced in a news release.

Any woman interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, proper firearms handling and safe shooting skills are invited to attend, which runs until mid-afternoon. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided, according to the release.

“Some women may not have a mentor or an experienced person to teach them these skills,” CPW Education Coordinator Kathleen Tadvick said in the release. “This class is perfect for them because they learn in a comfortable environment.”

The firearms and fishing skills will be taught by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and volunteers, including knowledgeable, local fly-fishing guides, the release stated.

Cast ‘N Blast is part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Women Afield Program. Through workshops, clinics, seminars, and educational hunts, the program focuses on teaching the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting to novice women, according to the release.

For more information and to register, please contact Christy Bubenheim at 970-870-2855. A $15 deposit is required to reserve a space and a lunch.

For more information about the Women Afield Program, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/HunterOutreach/WomenAfield/Pages/WomenAfield.aspx.