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US Fish & Wildlife Service FieldNotes

Second Annual Western Arizona Archery Days at Havasu NWR

Region 2, March 8, 2013
Mrs Mu shows off her archery skills along with her class at the Archery Day event.
Mrs Mu shows off her archery skills along with her class at the Archery Day event. - Photo Credit: n/a
Youth remove arrows from a target on the 3D range.
Youth remove arrows from a target on the 3D range. - Photo Credit: n/a
Dr Kathleen Blair, Lake Havasu NWR Complex, leads participants on a nature walk.
Dr Kathleen Blair, Lake Havasu NWR Complex, leads participants on a nature walk. - Photo Credit: n/a
Rob Randall, Arizona Fish and Wildlife Office - Parker, retrieves arrows at the bowfishing range.
Rob Randall, Arizona Fish and Wildlife Office - Parker, retrieves arrows at the bowfishing range. - Photo Credit: n/a
Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue demonstrate their equipment at the event.
Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue demonstrate their equipment at the event. - Photo Credit: n/a
Bureau of Land Management fire crew demonstrate their fire engine to event participants.
Bureau of Land Management fire crew demonstrate their fire engine to event participants. - Photo Credit: n/a

The second annual Western Arizona Archery Days event was held at Catfish Paradise, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge on March 7 and 8, 2013. The event was hosted by refuge staff and partners from Lake Havasu NWR Complex, Arizona Fish and Wildlife Office - Parker, Friends of the Bill Williams River and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges, Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Bureau of Land Management Fire. The event was extended from one day to two days in 2013. Approximately 300 student from 7 area schools attended the event. The students received instruction in basic archery safety and had the opportunity to practice their skills at several archery ranges including bowfishing, games and skills, and 3D targets. Other activities at the event included a nature walk, using binoculars and spotting scopes to identify wildlife, a demonstration of fire fighting equipment by the BLM, a demonstration of life saving skills and apparatus by the Mohave County Search and Rescue, and a wildlife exhibit by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Contact Info: Linda Miller, (760) 326-3853 ext. 22 , linda_l_miller@fws.gov