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Colorado Parks and Wildlife
To help give anglers the skills and confidence needed to take that next step, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is partnering with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Orvis Cherry Creek to present "A Taste of Backcountry Angling," on Aug. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. located at 6060 Broadway, Denver and Aug. 22 at Urad State Wildlife Area near Empire, Colorado.

This two-part clinic is designed for intermediate anglers and will offer presentations on safe backcountry travel and camping, tips on catching trout in lakes and streams, and hands-on instruction in spin- and fly- fishing. Participants will also have an opportunity to fish two high-country lakes.

Aug. 13: Classroom session will consist of Casting Techniques, Fly Selection, Backcountry Gear and Bear Safe Camping, Backcountry Values, Resources, Navigation and Backcountry Safety.

Aug. 22: Backcountry event will consist of a full day of angling with guides and a lunch time break for preparation of and cooking up wild trout.

Participants should be physically fit, as they will be spending the day in the high country above 9,000 feet in elevation. A four-wheel-drive or other high-clearance vehicle is required to navigate roads to the site.

Registration is limited to:
--Ages 12 and older.
--Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
--Participants over the age of 16 must have a valid 2015 CPW-issued fishing license.
--All participants must have some experience fishing.
--A high clearance vehicle is needed to access the site.

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CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and nonmotorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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