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Ladies Cast, Blast & Fling outdoor skills weekend coming Aug. 19-21 to SW Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host the Ladies Cast, Blast & Fling workshop for new hunters and fisherwomen Aug. 19-21 at the Jim Olterman Lone Cone State Wildlife Area south of Norwood.

This program is for women brand new to hunting and fishing to learn the basics of archery, fly fishing, shotgun shooting and wildlife management.

"This program is designed for women and provides a very supportive atmosphere for those who want to learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife," said Kelly Crane, district wildlife manager in Ouray. "We especially invite women who have little or no experience to join us."

This program is for women 18-and-older, and all participants must have a valid fishing license. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 3. Accepted participants will be notified by Aug. 4. Registration is limited to 25 participants, and the event will be canceled if at least 15 people are not registered.

The event is free, but a $40 deposit check to hold your place is required with registration. The check will be returned the day of the event. Those accepted who are unable to make it and do not cancel within at least five days prior to the workshop will not be refunded.

CPW will provide all necessary gear, including shotguns and ammo, bows and arrows, fly rods and tackle. Those with a 20-gauge shotgun may bring their own, as well as those who already own fly fishing gear.

Participants should bring their own tent and camping gear or bring a sleeping bag if allotted space in a cabin bunk bed. All food will be provided. Those with strict dietary restrictions should consider bringing supplemental food.

To apply, send a completed application form to:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2300 S Townsend Ave.
Montrose, CO. 81401

Applications may also be submitted to Darlene Trainor at or via fax at 970-252-6053. Trainor may also be reached at 970-252-6000.

For more information about the event, contact District Wildlife Manager Kelly Crane at

The Jim Olterman Lone Cone SWA is a 5,030 acre property located roughly 25 miles south of Norwood in Dolores County.
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