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Outdoor Notes 08-17-12

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Outdoor Expo is this weekend in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Outdoors enthusiasts and those interested can learn more about numerous sporting activities Saturday and Sunday at the 11th annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo at Albuquerque Shooting Range Park.
The family-friendly event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
Certified instructors will provide one-on-one instruction in how to safely shoot .22 rifles and pistols, shotguns and muzzleloaders. Expert archers will provide hands-on guidance with bows and arrows, and experienced anglers will teach fly and spin casting, and show how to tie fishing flies that really catch fish.
Other activities include a kayak pool, climbing wall and fishing demonstrations featuring live game fish in a huge aquarium. Visitors also can learn the rules of the off-road and how to safely operate an off-highway vehicle on the department’s OHV simulator. Dozens of organizations, sporting clubs and other groups will be on hand to promote outdoor recreation and conservation.
For more information, call 505-222-4731 or visit wildlife.state.nm.us.