Poudre Rendezvous Outdoor Skills Day is June 9

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Weld and Larimer County families are welcome to join Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partners for a full day of archery, fishing, shooting, and wildlife recreation at Colorado Youth Outdoors’ Swift Ponds in Fort Collins, June 9. This fun and educational event offers families a safe and comprehensive opportunity to try out the activities that drive our wildlife heritage.

This skills day will feature hands-on, safe training in multiple wildlife recreation activities. Participants will be divided into groups and have an hour and a half to work with seasoned instructors and experts in the various skills.

Opportunities at the event include:

• Target archery with 3-D targets and instruction.

• Spin casting/lure fishing with the Loveland Fishing Club

• Shooting clays with shotguns and BB gun shooting run by Pheasants Forever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Colorado Youth Outdoors

• Learning about wildlife species of Colorado with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources

• Fly fishing from Rocky Mountain Flycasters

Door prizes will be given out at the end of the day, including wilderness recreation gear.

WHO: Families interested in learning wildlife-recreation skills

WHAT: Poudre Rendezvous Outdoor Skills Day

WHEN: June, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Registration: 8 to 8:45 a.m.)

WHERE: CYO Swift Ponds, 4927 E. County Rd. 36, Fort Collins