DOW OFFERS WILDLIFE TIPS, TRICKS, TALL FISHING TALES AT INT'L SPORTSMENS SHOW

January 19, 2005

To check out the latest hunting and fishing information, view both cold-water and warm-water sports fish in two huge aquariums, or ask a wildlife expert for advice, stop by the International Sportsmen's Exposition, which runs Jan. 27-30 at the new Colorado Convention Center. The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will have a staffed booth, 40 feet by 50 feet, throughout the show, full of the latest information about outdoor wildlife recreation opportunities.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 4 p.m., several members of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, including Rick Enstrom, Bernard Black, Ken Torres and Chairman Phil James, are scheduled to be at the booth to hear public suggestions and concerns about Colorado’s wildlife, as well as trade great fish stories. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, DOW aquatic biologists will present a live angler forum at the aquarium demonstration tank to talk about fishing regulation review and fish management topics.

On Sunday, Jan. 30, in the Hunting Theater from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., DOW staff will conduct a presentation on successful elk hunting in Colorado, followed by a question and answer session. “Whether you want to learn more about hunting or fishing in Colorado, how to co-exist with wildlife, or enjoy watching wildlife, we’ll have the answers for you at our booth,” said Dave Seeber, marketing coordinator for the DOW. “This event is a great educational experience for the whole family.”

Wildlife biologists, wildlife officers, customer service staff and volunteers will be on hand to distribute current hunting and fishing brochures and answer questions. Free, collectable wildlife trading cards will be available to children.

Besides providing information and handouts, the DOW booth will display two 180-gallon aquariums to give everyone a chance to come face to face with rainbow trout and largemouth bass. The show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 adult; youth 12 and under enter free. Discount coupons are available at DOW offices and most sporting good stores.

Additional Information: Dave Seeber 303/291-7389

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us

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