Leadville News – July 17

It’s a Weekend Jamboree and Kid Kamp for Bowhunters

This weekend, hundreds of outdoor string and bow lovers will gather in the southern portion of Lake County for the Annual Colorado Bowhunters Association Jamboree.

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Hundreds of Colorado Bowhunters will gather this weekend fo rthe annual Jamboree. Photo: Brennan Ruegg/Leadville Today

The event begins Friday July 15 at 7 a.m. and will run through Sunday, July 17 at 10 p.m. This family event, with camping, archery, and outdoors fun at the Quail Mountain Recreation Area. Activities include turkey and elk calling contests, six 3D ranges including a family range and extreme range. 

Kids will have a special archery range, pop shoot, and activity tent.  Enjoy chili cooking contests, prizes, a live band, and more.
Colorado Bowhunters Association, P.O. Box 848, Longmont, CO 80502. Questions? Click Here to Contact the CBA Chairs: Roger Trudell 303.443.4093.

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Organizers with the Colorado Bowhunters Association review the contest rules and safety measures before June’s Fathers Day shoot in Leadville. Photo: Brennan Ruegg

The annual gathering serves as a great tuneup for many Colorado bowhunters, getting prepped for upcoming archery season for deer and elk which for some units, starts as early as August 27. The event includes life-size targets positioned along trails through the woods, some comparing these 3-D target ranges  to a sporting clays course for archers, enabling them to dial in their technique in a wide variety of shooting circumstances.

Leadville News – July 16

Wildflower Train: #AllAboard Next Two Saturdays

#AllAboard for a trip  to Mother Nature’s alpine garden which is coming into peak season in the high country. The next two Saturdays, July 21 & 28 the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad will host the first of its three upcoming Wildflower and Photo Special rides. Train_WildflowersJoin their experienced wildflower tour guides for a 20-minute hike through pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View a multitude of varieties of wildflowers at the water tower. Some flowers sighted include Indian Paintbrush, Lupine and wild strawberries. You may find anything from the “local” deer to a mushroom in a wet marsh. Remember hiking shoes, a water bottle and camera. The train ride will depart at 10 a.m. and arrive back at the depot at 1 p.m. This hike is for people of all capabilities and interests please. Wildflower Specials will be July 21, July 28 and August 4 over Boom Days weekend.

Readers can connect with the Leadville Train on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and of course, their Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad website for schedule and ticket sales.