Search and Rescue to give advice to hunters and backcountry users |

Search and Rescue to give advice to hunters and backcountry users

Staff Report

With rifle hunting season just a week away, Garfield County Search and Rescue will be on hand Saturday to give a few words of advice to hunters and backcountry users.

Search and Rescue members will have their incident command trailer in the south parking lot of Wal-Mart in Glenwood Springs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

They’ll also be selling Colorado Outdoor Recreation search and rescue cards for $3 for one year and $12 for five years. The cards, formerly known as hiking certificates, raise funds for search and rescue efforts, equipment and training.

The group will also show survival videos in the trailer. Checklists for backcountry survival kits will be available and survival gear will be for sale.

Also available will be hunter safety information.

KMTS radio will broadcast live from the trailer. Representatives of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado National Guard, Colorado State Parks, BLM, Civil Air Patrol, Red Cross and Mountain Rescue from Aspen will also be on hand to answer questions.

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