CDFW to Reach Out to Youth Archery Enthusiasts at Stockton Outdoor Event

Media Contact:
Lesa Johnston, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8933

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host an archery booth Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Stockton Trap and Skeet Club, as part of the “Youth Outdoor Experience” series of outdoor skills events held in cities across the western United States. The event is intended to introduce target archery, skeet and trap shooting, hunter education and conservation principles to youth from elementary to high school age.

“Target archery is making a comeback in physical education classes and is quickly becoming a favorite among young people,” said Lesa Johnston, CDFW’s state coordinator for the California Archery in the Schools Program (CalNASP). “Youth who sometimes do not excel in other sports find they can do well in archery.”

The club will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and all activities that day are free. CDFW’s archery booth will offer information about the CalNASP and will coincide with the California Bowman Hunters/State Archery Association operated outdoor archery range.

Additional trap and skeet shooting clinics only (no archery) for youth and adults will be held on Sunday. There is a charge for the Sunday clinics, which will be instructed by members of the Team USA Olympic shooting teams.

The USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports Foundation (USAYESS) has organized this weekend event with the help of conservation groups including the California Waterfowl Association and Pheasants Forever. For a complete list of sponsors and more information about the paid skeet and trap clinics, please visit www.usayess.org. For information about the CalNASP program, please contact Lesa Johnston at (916) 322-8933 or lesa.johnston@wildlife.ca.gov.

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