Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop
September 6-8, 2019
Register Here: https://azwildlife.org/bow/
The September Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop is now accepting registrations. The non-profit program began in 1995 and two workshops held each year making this the 48th Friendly Pines workshop. BOW introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes are held during the day, and the evenings and mornings are filled with fun and entertainment like bird walks, yoga, fly tying, night fishing and presentations.
Interested in learning about firearms? Take aim in rifle marksmanship, learn the proper way to mount and fire a shotgun. How about handguns? We have a class on the range, one to learn the proper maintenance and we will even help you figure out what handgun is best for you. You can also earn your field day requirements for the Arizona hunter education certificate.
Would you like to go fishing? We have a warm water fishing class on a private pond stocked with largemouth bass and channel catfish. How about fly fishing? BOW has a class that teaches the basics of casting, another that puts you on the water, and yet another that teaches you how to fish from a float tube.
How about paddling a kayak? For this workshop we will have the AZGFD award winning paddling crew teaching a paddling safety session and another session with three fun full hours on the water. You will learn all the strokes and how to keep your balance while participating in fun exercises.
Coming back for the fourth time is William Larson showing us how to harvest crayfish. Yes, those yummy little invasive lobsters are fun and easy to catch. We will be sampling them along with other wild foods at the game taste on Friday night.
Other classes offered include horsemanship, rappelling, wilderness medicine, map and compass, birding and hiking. There are over 30 different classes for participants to choose from.
Participants stay in rustic cabins, but there are showers and bathrooms in each cabin. One great thing about this camp is that a woman can try a new sport without buying all of the equipment. The only thing the participant needs to bring is her personal stuff, a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
The venue is Friendly Pines Camp located just south of Prescott in the Bradshaw mountains. The program is sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation with lots of help from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Class materials, food and lodging are all included in the $275 registration fee.
For more information, a schedule of classes, and a registration form go online at azwildlife.org/bow/.
Call the Kim at 480-201-7456