Outdoors Digest

Staff reports

Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2005

Backcountry medical course offered in Sitka

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is sponsoring a backcountry medical training course Feb. 19-21 in Sitka.

This 16- to 24-hour Wilderness Medicine Recertfica- tion-Challenge Recertification course will enable students to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles away from help and dialing 911 is not an option. This course is recommended for all outdoor professionals who need to recertify their certification for their wilderness medical training.

Graduates will receive appropriate certification by Wilderness Medical Associates, which is valid for three years, as well as anaphylaxis certification.

Contact Mike Motti at (907) 966-8771 or serems@alaska.com for location and registration information. Call toll-free, (888)-WILDMED, or log on to http://www.wildmed.com for course description and future courses.

Public shooting hours have changed

The new Hunter Education Facility and Indoor Shooting Range at 5670 Montana Creek Road will be changing public shooting hours. Beginning the week of Jan. 23, public shooting hours will change to 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

If any questions, call the Indoor Range at 586-4101.

Shooting range closed until 3 p.m. on Jan. 22

The Indoor Shooting Range will be closed to public shooting on Jan. 22, until 3 p.m., due to a hunter education instructor's course. Details: 586-4101.

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