Mat-Su Outdoors Education Series Takes Alaskans Afield
- ADF&G Press Release

Cora Campbell, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Phone: (907) 465-6166 - Fax: (907) 465-2332

Press Release: June 30, 2014

Contact: Sierra Doherty, Education Associate, Palmer: (907) 861-2104

Mat-Su Outdoors Education Series Takes Alaskans Afield

(Palmer) — Are you inexperienced in the ways of the wild, yet hankering to live off the land? Break down the barriers and be set free by attending the Mat-Su Alaskans Afield Saturday Series.

Open to families and individuals of all ages, Alaskans Afield offers people hungry for outdoor adventures the skills needed to bag a moose, collect a salad of wild greens, or hit a target with a bow. Sign up for an individual class or for the entire summer series which begins on July 12 and runs through August 23.

Classes are about three hours long and subjects include Introduction to Riflery, Wild Flora First Aid, Archery for All, Moose Hunting 101, Wild and Edible Plants, and Intro to Shotguns. Classes will be held at Hatcher Pass, Grouse Ridge Shooting Range, Birchwood Shooting Range, Cook Inlet Archers and the Matanuska Experiment Farm (where students of moose hunting will meet their quarry up-close and personal).

Each class costs $20-per-person, and kids younger than 18 are admitted free with each paying adult. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early. To register and review a complete schedule, visit, or learn more by contacting Education Associate Sierra Doherty in Palmer at (907) 861-2104.

Alaskans Afield classes are made possible by a cooperative effort between the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and our foundation, the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska.