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Outdoor Adventure Days is coming up

Free event happens June 13 and 14

SALT LAKE CITY — You can learn how to shoot guns, catch fish in a fishing pond and ride all-terrain vehicles at Utah's first ever Outdoor Adventure Days.

You can learn how to fish at Outdoor Adventure Days. The event is free.

You can learn how to fish at Outdoor Adventure Days. The event is free.

And it won't cost you a dime. The event is free.

The event will be held June 13 and June 14 at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range, 6000 W. 2100 S. in Salt Lake City. You can learn more about the event — including the activities you and your family can participate in — at the Outdoor Adventure Days website.

Trish Engel, special events coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the DWR and the Mule Deer Foundation put the free event together to give you a taste of what's waiting for you in Utah's outdoors. Trained instructors will also be available to teach you outdoor activities you've always wanted to try.

At the event, you can catch fish at a fishing pond; shoot guns and bows and arrows; dress up like a cowboy and try your hand at cowboy action shooting; see live birds of prey; ride an all-terrain vehicle; and have Bret Wonnacott, Utah's three-time state duck calling champion, teach you how to call ducks.

"And that's just a taste of what's waiting for you," Engel says. "There are dozens of activities to participate in."

Horses from Hardware Ranch are available to pull you in a wagon from activity to activity. Or, you can ride in a shuttle.

The event runs from noon - 7 p.m. on June 13, and 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on June 14.

More than 20 organizations have partnered with the DWR and the MDF to make the event happen.

For more information, visit OutdoorAdventureDays.com.

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