Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park, April 22-24, 2016

The WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program encourages women to participate in outdoor activities. We host two weekend workshops a year designed for hands-on training in an atmosphere where women can have fun learning new skills. The BOW program is looking for women (and men) who are at least 18 years old and are interested in improving on an existing skill, learning a new skill, and/or are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Each person is able to participate in four half-day courses along with special activities each night. Classes include: hiking, biking, camping, shooting, fishing, and outdoor cooking.
The WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program encourages women to participate in outdoor activities. We host two weekend workshops a year designed for hands-on training in an atmosphere where women can have fun learning new skills. The BOW program is looking for women (and men) who are at least 18 years old and are interested in improving on an existing skill, learning a new skill, and/or are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Each person is able to participate in four half-day courses along with special activities each night. Classes include: hiking, biking, camping, shooting, fishing, and outdoor cooking.
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

South Charleston, WV -(AmmoLand.com)- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will host its spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop April 22-24, 2016, at Blackwater Falls State Park.

The event is for women 18 years of age and older. Advance registration is required.

“It’s a tremendous weekend of outdoor experiences,” said Billie Shearer, BOW coordinator. “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman classes are conducted by DNR staff members and volunteers with specific areas of expertise. The sessions are in-depth, and class sizes allow for personal instruction.”

Class choices include overnight backpacking, Dutch oven cooking, self-defense, fly fishing, canning, building emergency bivouacs, canoeing, digital nature photography, beginning rifle shooting, wild game cooking, National Rifle Association Pistol Marksmanship Simulator and birding.

“Additional classes are listed on our Web page,” said Shearer.

The registration fee includes two nights lodging at the Blackwater Falls State Park lodge or cabins, five full-meals, refreshments, all equipment necessary for each class, and workshop and class instruction. The fee varies depending on the type of lodging chosen.

To learn more about the BOW workshop, contact Billie Shearer at 304-558-2771 or email [email protected]. The BOW registration form can be downloaded at www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/bow.shtm.

About BOW:

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an outdoor-skills program that  introduces women to a variety of activities equally balanced between hunting and shooting, fishing and non-harvest sports like canoeing and camping. BOW welcomes women from all backgrounds to enjoy camaraderie with other women in a supportive, non-competitive learning environment. Participants span the ages of 18 to 80+.

About West Virginia Division of Natural Resources:

Hunting and fishing in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. It is our goal to preserve this tradition and all wildlife resources for generations to come.

For more information, visit www.wvdnr.gov.

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