TWRA Recruiting “Outdoor Women”

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BOW workshops (Becoming an Outdoors-Woman) include a wide variety of outdoor skills. They are always conducted in a low-key, relaxed "no pressure" environment. (Photo: Richard Simms)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2017 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 2-4 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

BOW workshops are aimed at women, providing an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. However, the workshop provides useful for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will have a chance to take a variety of courses over the three days and the classes are taught by experts in their respective fields. There will be special programs in the evenings.

This year’s workshop offers classes in introduction to firearms/safety, successful fishing skills, advanced fishing techniques, all-terrain vehicle operation, basic archery, introduction to paddleboards, boating safety education, outdoor cooking, wild edible foray, beginning fly fishing, nature photography basics, basic canoeing, basic shotgun, survival skills, backyard habitat, map/compass, introduction to muzzleloading, introduction to turkey hunting, introduction to deer hunting, introduction to waterfowl hunting, basic trapping, reading the woods, discover scuba, and stream ecology.

The workshop fee is $225 and includes lodging at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center, meals, T-shirt, and a 2017-18  Tennessee Hunting and Fishing License. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information and an applications can be downloaded here. For more information contact Donald Hosse, Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at don.hosse@tn.gov [hotlink] or telephone (615) 781-6541.