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WGFD Expo to Feature Olympic Shooter, Professional Dog Trainer

09/4/2012

CHEYENNE - This year’s Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Expo, held Sept. 13-15 at the Casper Events Center and local shooting ranges, will feature two activities that should be of special interest to shotgunners and dog owners.

On Sept 14-15 at the Casper Trap and Skeet Club, 2012 Olympic shooter and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Corey Cogdell will give a shotgun shooting demonstration and speak on her Olympic experience.

Wyoming dog owners will be able to take advantage of the expertise of C. J. Kausel, owner of Hunt Smart Productions, who will provide demonstrations on training hunting dogs focusing on the steps necessary to train a reliable hunting dog.

As in past years, the Expo will feature numerous outdoor activities including shooting, fishing, canoeing, and archery. In all, there are more than 150 activities, exhibits, and demonstrations designed to help people participate in Wyoming’s hunting, fishing, and outdoors. Most activities are at the Casper Events Center and surrounding grounds, but .22 rifle, blackpowder, and shotgun shooting is at nearby shooting complexes.

Free shuttles will be running between the Events Center and the shooting complexes. Other events provide attendees the opportunity to visit with outdoor professionals about camping, ATV and boat safety, dog training, horse packing,and canoeing.

Other displays and activities include Safari Club International’s Sensory Safari, National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand Slam Turkey Display, Laramie River Black Powder Brigade Mountain Man Camp, and Native Americans of the West. There will also be a number of demonstrations and programs by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Smoky Bear, the Mule Deer Foundation, and live snakes with Wyoming’s state herpetologist.

More than 190,000 people have attended the Expo in the last 14 years. Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information visit the Game and Fish website wgfd.wyo.gov.

(Contact: Margaret James (307) 777-4538)

-WGFD-

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