I received a call from a representative of the Department of Game and Fish letting me know that the Outdoor Expo will be open one day early this year just for homeschoolers and a couple of private schools. APS had originally planned to fill out this day for them but the department was informed that they are not allowing field trips the first week of school so now they are inviting the homeschooling community and would love to have a large group of us out there! If you have never been this is a really cool event with shooting, archery, fishing, rock climbing, kayak demonstrations, etc. We have attended before on Saturday and it gets crowded so what a treat to have the place to ourselves!
It begins at noon and make sure to bring snacks/lunch and plenty of water.
He did ask to get a ballpark idea of how many kids we might have so if you know that you will be attending it would be great if you could just drop a note here.
From their website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/expo/NewMexicoOutdoorExpo.htm
The New Mexico Outdoor EXPO is fun for the whole family. Children and adults will enjoy firearm and archery target shooting, casting, fly tying, fishing for huge catfish, free exhibits, kayak instructions, a climbing wall and much more. Learn from the experts how to safely fire a muzzleloader, shotgun, rifle or pistol. Become an able fly caster in minutes and learn how live game fish react to lures during demonstrations at a huge aquarium loaded with fish!
All shooting ranges will be overseen by certified hunter education instructors using Department of Game and Fish firearms and bows. Safety is always top priority.
The Expo is free to the public, although participants may want to bring along some cash for food or drinks from vendors. Be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat. The skies are usually clear and bright!
To get to the shooting range, drive west from Albuquerque on I-40 to the top of nine-mile hill and exit on Atrisco Vista. Go north on Atrisco Vista 4.2 miles to the park sign, and then go west at the park sign 2.6 miles to the range. For more information, please call the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish toll-free, (88