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CROW WING COUNTY 4-H Shooting SportsWildlife Project Info March 2010 12th Edition Download Newsletter or read on...

UPCOMING MEETINGS
NOTE DATE CHANGE....Shooting SportsWildlife Project Development Committee (PDC) will meet at Gander Mountain March 29 from 630-830.This is for all project members. Be part of conversations that deal with project training, practices, wildlife, fundraising, etc and how the Minnesota State Shoot operates.

Hot Shot Shooting SportsWildlife (SSW) Project Club will meet at Gander Mountain April 19 from 630-800. Each meeting has ½ hour of wildlife training that can be used for State qualifications. All project members are welcome to come.

LEADER CERTIFICATION
Shooting Sports & Wildlife Leader CertificationIn order to run a county or multi-county Shooting Sports & Wildlife program, instructors must be certified by MN 4-H Youth Development. The Shooting Sports & Wildlife Leaders Training is a weekend training designed to cover the needed knowledge and rules to become a Certified 4-H County Instructor.

The following trainings are being offered this year
• March 27-28, 2010 - Fergus, Falls (West Otter Tail County)
• April 10-11, 2010 - Scott County SCALE Facility (Jordan, MN)
All information and registration materials can be found at httpwww1.extension.umn.eduyouthmn4-Heventsshooting-sports-certification.html.

WILDLIFE OPPORTUNITIES (qualifies for State Shoot wildlife hours)

Woodworking for Wildlife Homes for Birds and Animals
Presented by Carrol Henderson, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program Supervisor

Thursday, March 11, 700 PM, Northland Arboretum Visitor Center, Upstairs Meeting Room. This program is free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Bee Nay She Council Bird Club and the Northland Arboretum
Refreshments will be provided. For more information about this program contact Jo Blanich at blanich@embarqmail.com or Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net or 218-829-8770. Carrol's book will be available to purchase at the Arboretum.

Carrol Henderson is the author of 8 books and this program will feature his new revision of the DNR's best-selling book "Woodworking for Wildlife". Nest box designs have been provided by wildlife biologists who are recognized as experts for each species covered in the book. Many of these designs can be made from a single board and can be constructed within one hour. This book also contains natural history information, photos, and other valuable information on how to attract species such as wood ducks, bluebirds, barred owls, mourning doves and many more. Come to this presentation and learn more about wildlife and how to provide them with nesting places. Several of the birdhouses in his book will be on display at Northland Arboretum for you to see.

Turkey Hunting Day at Gander Mountain March 13
100 Basic Turkey Calling
300 gearing up for Turkeys

Family Education Day at Northland Arboretum
Saturday, March 27th from 1030 to noon. The Raptor Center will bring an eagle, falcon, hawk and owl for all to see - questions will be answered after demonstration.

Wild and Free is scheduled to have a release at noon

Cost $10 per family for Arboretum Members
$20 per family for non- members
No registration necessary but available- doors open at 945 for seating
Call Peg at the Arboretum (218-829-8770) for more information or to register


SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES

We have will have another archery practice sessions March 21st at the Trailside Park Baptist Church in Pequot Lakes, practice will be from 130-330

This is a great opportunity to start getting in your practice time, both for you and also for hours to go to the state shoot. If you have any questions or need directions feel free to call or email us.

Roger and Nancy Schroeder
Contact the Extension office: 824-1065 or email: mnext-crowwing@umn.edu

STATE SHOOTING INFO
Minnesota State 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational
4-H youth in grades 3 - one year past high school who have completed 15 hours of shooting with a certified instructor and eight hours of wildlife education may participate in the following areas Archery, Muzzleloading, Shotgun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, Silhouette Fun Shoot and a Skill-a-thon. More Info
• July 26, 2010 - Registrations are due to county offices
• September 10 - 12, 2010 - Beaverbrook Sportsman's Club, Anoka County