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Kids Conservation Clinic set June 4

A National Guard youth and kids outdoor clinic is set to begin at 8 a.m. June 4 at the Atwood Ranch near Payette. The event is open to families and youth ages six to 17 and includes a fishing clinic on stocked ponds, an archery range, 4-H pellet gun range for teaching basic firearms safety and shooting, the Sensory Safari trailer with hands-on wildlife exhibits and a shotgun range for older youths. Lunches and snacks are provided but parents are reminded to bring insect repellent, sunscreen and other comfort items. The event is sponsored by the Treasure Valley Safari Club International with participating sponsors including the LeRoy Atwood Ranch, Fish and Game, Cascade extension agent, Grizzly Sports, Nampa Bow Chiefs and the National Wild Turkey Federation. The event will have a military appreciation day theme. Events conclude at 3 p.m. The Atwood Ranch is located on Highway 52 just east of Payette. It is 12.6 miles from Exit 13 on Interstate 84 between Caldwell and Ontario. A Safari Club banner will mark the turn. More information is available from Mark Bell at 208-442-6900 or LeRoy Atwood at 208-459-6348.