Colorado Youth Hunters – Banner Lakes Youth Waterfowl Skills Day


DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to offer a youth waterfowl skills day on August 9 at Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area near Keenesburg. For those youth who’ve recently graduated from hunter education, this is a great opportunity to advance to the next level and develop skills in waterfowl hunting. For newcomers, this is an excellent way to learn about a great hunting tradition.

Participants will learn how to call ducks and geese, learn about decoying tactics, practice shooting from different types of blinds, and learn about waterfowl habitats.

WHO: Youth ages 10-18 years old and their guardian(s)

WHAT: Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area Youth Waterfowl Skills Day

WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 8 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Banner Lakes State Wildlife Area, Weld County

HOW: To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact District Wildlife Manager Chris Mettenbrink at 970-472-4405 or email at The number of participants is limited so please make reservation as soon as possible.

DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 76 at Hudson (Exit 31), go 4 miles east on Highway 52 to the property. The property is situated on both sides of the highway. Parking areas are well-marked.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to

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