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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced its annual Family Cast, Blast & Twang event from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at Nine Mile Guest Ranch, Meeker, Colorado. This free event is for families and individuals interested in learning outdoor skills, including shotgun and .22 shooting, archery, fly fish casting and spin fishing. Lunch will be provided.

“This is a great chance for folks to try out new outdoor activities and get some hands-on instruction,” said CPW Education and Hunter Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Mawhinney.

Image courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

No previous experience or equipment is needed. CPW staff and volunteers will be at the event to help those new to using a shotgun learn outdoor shooting skills. Participants are encouraged to attend the event, stay for lunch and earn a chance to win one of several prizes.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own chairs, fishing, and archery equipment, but there will be equipment available to use as well. You are asked to not bring any firearms as they will be provided. Participants 16 and older need to have a current fishing license to participate in the fishing events.

Thanks are expressed to event partners who will be providing the meal, ice cream, and support; RTS Hunting LLC/Visintainer, Nine Mile Guest Ranch, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, BHO Gunshop, Mule Deer Foundation and JML Outfitters.

Nine Mile Guest Ranch
50735 Highway 13, Meeker, Colorado 81641

In an effort to help with planning, those interested in attending should register by calling 970-778-2246 to give CPW their names and how many attendees are in their group. Registration is not required but suggested.

For questions, contact Education and Hunter Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Mawhinney at  970-778-2246.