Introduction to outdoors skills focuses on fun, education
Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- For women who just want to find out what the outdoors experience is all about, signing up for a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop is a great place to start.
The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct its next BOW workshop April 15-17 at Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott.
The workshop introduces like-minded women (18 and older) to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, no-pressure setting with expert instructors. Horsemanship, outdoor photography, archery, fly-fishing, Dutch-oven cooking, shooting and birding are among the more than 30 courses offered during the day. The evenings are filled with fun and entertainment, like night hikes, fly-tying and motivational speakers.
“BOW is about much more than hunting and fishing, or even camping and paddling,” said Linda Dightmon, program coordinator. “It’s all about learning to appreciate our wild lands and wildlife, and how to help conserve them. It’s all about learning a new skill or conquering an old fear.”
“It’s all about meeting like-minded women and making new friends. It could be all about learning a lot more about you.”
Lodging will be provided in rustic cabins, with five to seven campers per room using bunk beds. Campers must provide their own bedding and towels. Sleeping bags are highly recommended. Full bathrooms with electricity are available in each cabin.
The workshop fee is $250 ($300 with horsemanship) and includes all course materials, meals and lodging. The only things participants need to bring are their personal items, a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.
For more information, visit: www.azgfdportal.az.gov.