Outdoors

Adventure briefs for Jan. 3

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Archery

Frozen Fletch shoot coming up Jan. 9

The Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club will hold one of its most popular archery shoots when the 33rd annual Frozen Fletch 3-D Archery Shoot takes place Jan. 9.

There will be 35 3-D targets set up in a natural setting for the shoot. No rangefinders will be allowed on the course.

Registration will be open 7 a.m.-noon. Scorecards must be turned in by 2 p.m., with the awards being handed out about 3:30 p.m.

The cost of the one-day shoot is $16 for adults ages 18-54; $14 for seniors 55-64, master seniors 65 and older, and young adult 15-17; $12 for youth ages 11-14; $6 for cubs ages 8-10; and free for peewees 7 and younger. The maximum for a family (immediate members only) is $40. There is a $2 military discount.

The club is at 16409 Canyon Road E., Puyallup.

For more information, contact David Todd at 425-280-7197.

Fishing

Seminar offers tips to saltwater anglers

Steelhead University and Sportco have announced they will present a one-day saltwater fishing seminar March 26.

Saltwater Palooza will feature five speakers covering topics including fishing for salmon, tuna, halibut and lingcod in Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Scheduled to participate so far are Tommy Donlin, Dave Phillips, John Childs and Todd Girtz. The fifth speaker has not yet been announced.

The seminar was set up to meet demand from anglers wanting more opportunities to learn from fishing experts, said Terry Wiest, owner of steelheaduniversity.com.

It will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the store, 4602 20th St. E., Fife.

The cost is $99 a person, and includes a pizza lunch.

For more information or to register, go to saltwaterpalooza.com.

Recreation

DNR website changes include new maps

As part of its ongoing effort to improve its digital presence, the state Department of Natural Resources has launched 12 new geo-referenced maps. The maps provide information on the more than 160 recreation sites and 1,100 miles of trails managed by the agency.

Part of the department’s Go map, visitors to the website can find campgrounds, trailheads and day-use areas such as picnic sites, water access points, winter recreation spots and interpretive areas.

For each location, users can click on the site photo to see details such as the number of campsites or allowed trail activities, click through for broader landscape info, maps and recreation alerts, or zoom in to find forest or natural area names and, when data allows, see forest trails.

You can find the maps at dnr.wa.gov/go.

If you go to dnr.wa.gov/recrules, you can learn about the various recreational opportunities on department lands.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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