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Men’s only cast and blast scheduled for southwestern Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. – Tired of seeing your son hijacked by video games? Tired of watching your Dad spend hours glued to his cell phone? Then you need to sign up for an outdoor weekend workshop sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The free workshop, for men only, will feature instruction about some original “technology”: hunting, fishing, camping, archery, firearms training, and how to sit around a campfire. This men’s only “cast and blast” weekend is scheduled for June 12-14

The workshop is aimed at men who have little or no hunting or fishing experience.

“No experience is required. We really want to see some father-son teams out for this event to show families how outdoor activities can be fun and bring folks together,” said Mark Caddy, district wildlife manager in Norwood.

The event will be held at the Lone Cone/Jim Olterman State Wildlife Area located south of Norwood. Those attending can bring their tent for camping, or bring a pad for sleeping on the floor of the cabin. CPW will provide all food and water. Those with special dietary needs should bring their own food.

CPW will also provide all equipment, including fly rods, shotguns, and archery gear. You can also bring your own fishing and archery equipment, and a 20-gauge shotgun. Attendees must have a current fishing license.

The workshop is limited to 15 people. Anyone interested is asked to fill out an application for the event. The application deadline is May 25. A $40 deposit is required, but that will be returned during the workshop.

To apply, contact Dawn Bresett at, or by calling 970.252.6000.