CODY - Youth from across the Bighorn Basin are invited to participate in the upcoming Paintrock Hunter Mentor Outdoor Day- an exciting and fun filled day of outdoor activities August 23 at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville.
Worland Game Warden and Paintrock Hunter Mentor Program coordinator Matt Lentsch said that the outdoor day will offer youth an opportunity to try out a variety of outdoor activities that otherwise, they might never have the chance to try.
“This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside, have fun, and learn a new outdoor skill,”Lentsch said.
Participants will be divided into age groups then rotate through six outdoor skills stations. Children ages 8 to10 will practice archery and casting fishing poles, shoot air rifles, and learn about stream ecology, archaeology and wildlife identification. Children ages 11 and 12 will shoot .22 rifles and shotguns, sharpen their skills on a 3-D archery course, shoot wrist rockets, pan for gold and learn how to call ducks. Ages 13 and over will participate in field target shooting, ride mountain bikes, learn how to make and throw atlatls, and learn about tree stand safety, bear hunting, bear awareness, and how to track.
The event, co-sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Parks, will take place at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville. Participants should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes. Lunch will be provided.
Participants must pre-register by August 7. Participants will check-in between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. August 23. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Those that register by August 7 will receive a free T-shirt at check-in. To obtain a registration form, contact the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or the Worland Game Warden Station at 307-347-3650. A $15.00 fee is due at time of registration. Space is limited to 24participants per age group and will be filled on a first registration basis.
(Contact Tara Teaschner at 307-527-7125)