Walsh has led these seminars for 26 years for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). Due to costs, NDOW won’t be hosting the event this year but Walsh has agreed to offer the seminars at Cabela’s and with NDOW’s permission.
Participants will learn how to field judge antelope and what proper trophy care involves, how to care for the meat, proper skinning techniques whether for a shoulder, half-life or full-life size mounts, what to bring with you in the field, and the do’s and don’ts of trophy care. Maps of the various zones for hunting antelope in Nevada will also be on display courtesy of NDOW.
There will also be a drawing for a gift certificate toward a trophy mount by Great Basin Taxidermy for all seminar attendees.
That weekend of July 7-8 also is Cabela’s Western Archery Days with a series of free archery seminars by manufacturers’ pro staff and Cabela’s archery outfitters on Saturday and Sunday. Seminar topics include game camera tips, big game tactics, release and arrow selection, all about broad heads, choice of blinds, getting kids started in archery, rests and sights, archery accessories for ladies and tree stands for advanced archery hunters.
In addition, Cabela’s will offer two free services July 7 with child ID photos and information from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the Northern Nevada Masons and Washoe County Sheriff’s Auxiliary as well as provide proper lifejacket fitting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Fred Messmann of the National Safe Boating Council. The Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) will be on hand both days to provide information about the NRA and your second amendment right to bear arms.
For the complete event schedule or for other upcoming seminars and events, visit www.cabelas.com/reno. Cabela’s is located at 8650 Boomtown Garson Road, just off of I-80 exit 4.