DNREC Sponsored 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program to Be Held as One-Day Events

Sept. 24 and Oct. 8

DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offers traditional archery workshop in Crawford County
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Dover, DE -(AmmoLand.com)- Registration is now open for Delaware’s 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, which will be held this year as two separate one-day events on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes and Saturday, Oct. 8 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, instead of a full-weekend event as in past years.

A variety of courses are offered at BOW, with a choice of two 1.5-hour sessions or one 3.5-hour session each morning and afternoon. Volunteer instructors provide their expertise and instruction in a safe, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere. The cost of each one-day BOW program is $75, which includes meals, instruction and use of necessary equipment and supplies.

Participants have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of hands-on courses during each of the sessions. Included are target archery, crabbing, clamming, surf fishing, fire-building, beginner shotgun, bird-watching, kayaking, fly-fishing, nature photography, camping and camp cooking, geocaching, daypacking/hiking, trapping and various other outdoor activities. Not all courses are available at both locations. Specialty courses this year at BOW include Intro to Horseback Riding at Lums Pond, and Tom, Jake, Buck & Doe: A Hunter Education Intro Course, and the Cold War Bike Tour at Cape Henlopen. Intro to Natural Resources Law Enforcement with a K-9 demonstration will be offered by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on both dates.

BOW is for you if:

  • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who would like to improve your skills.
  • You have some experience but would like to try your hand at new activities.
  • You are just looking for camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

Registrations must be received by Friday, Sept. 9, with registration packets available online at http://de.gov/bow. Please send completed registration forms with payment to: Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife – BOW, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977. For more information, contact Lynne Pusey at 302-422-1329 or email: [email protected].

2016 marks the 19th year that Delaware has hosted the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife. While BOW is aimed primarily at women, it offers an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn skills that allow them to participate in numerous outdoor activities. Since the first BOW was held in Wisconsin in 1991, this exciting international program has expanded to 46 states and seven provinces with more than 80 workshops offered each year. The main goal of the BOW program is to provide women the opportunity to learn skills that encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities, such as hunting, shooting, fishing, boating and other activities.

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About the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC):

DNREC is committed to preserving the quality of Delaware’s environment, maintaining the health and safety of its residents, and protecting the natural systems upon which life depends. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife’s mission is to ensure that the freshwater, marine and wildlife resources of the State of Delaware will be conserved and managed for equitable and sustainable use.

For more information, visit: www.dnrec.delaware.gov.

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