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U of M, Crookston to Host Outdoor Skills Day September 6, 2008, for Area College Students
August 22, 2008

What: Outdoor Skills Day

When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, 1030 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu), Laura Bell, lab coordinator, 218-281-8131 (lbell@umn.edu), Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (onken015@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, Minn. (August 22, 2008) – College students from around the area are invited to attend College Outdoor Skills Day taking place on Saturday, September 6, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Red River Valley Natural History Area, located west of the campus, and Crookston Gun Club, located north of the campus. This free event is designed to help students experience new outdoor activities or sharpen the outdoor skills they already have.

Programs will be offered throughout the day, including fly-fish casting, target archery, rifle shooting, tracking and identification, trap shooting, tree stand safety and much more. These events are free, but students interested must pre-register. For more information or to register, contact Laura Bell, lab coordinator and naturalist at the U of M, Crookston, at 218-281-8131 (lbell@umn.edu).

This event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Crookston, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, West Polk Deer Hunters, Crookston Gun Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Federal Cartridge, and the U of M, Crookston’s Natural Resources Club and Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

For more information on what is happening at the U of M, Crookston, visit www.UMCrookston.edu/umcnews.

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