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Nevada to Hold Outdoors Workshop for Women

From Nevada Department of Wildlife

-- Women who are new to the world of outdoor sports, as well as those who are still on the outside looking in, will have a chance to get their feet wet at a "Women in the Outdoors" workshop Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Las Vegas chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, with the Nevada Department of Wildlife as co-host, and will be held at the Spencer Kimball Boy Scout Reservation just outside of Las Vegas near Mt. Potosi.

Women are discovering that hobbies such as camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting, shooting, and bird watching are fun ways to reconnect with the special people in their lives. Oftentimes women - especially those who live in urban areas - don't have the opportunity to learn about the outdoors.

So the National Wild Turkey Federation sponsors daylong events throughout the U.S. and Canada where women can receive expert instruction and have the chance to try a variety of outdoor activities. These events offer women a relaxed, noncompetitive environment where they can try something new.

Early bird registration is $50 per person if postmarked by Aug. 30 and $60 thereafter. A mother and daughter duo can get in for $80, but the daughter must be 14 to 17 years old. Participants must register no later than Sept. 20.

Registration forms can be obtained online at www.womenintheoutdoors.org/wito/eventPDFs/280011.pdf or by calling Wendy Andersen, 951-600-9268; Jessica Johnson, 702-204-8127; or Margie Klein, 702-486-5127 x 3502.

Participants may attend their choice of four classes and will receive lunch and use of equipment required to participate in their chosen classes. They will also receive a one-year membership to the Women in the Outdoors program and a one-year subscription to the magazine of the same name.

Participants will have their choice of approximately 16 workshops taught by volunteers and staff from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, as well as talented members of the outdoor sporting community.

Subjects include archery, camping, canoeing, Dutch oven cooking, fishing, introduction to hunting, shotgun shooting, wildlife identification and more. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffle for some great outdoor gifts.

Kimball Boy Scout Reservation is located at 10877 Mt. Potosi Canyon Road, 20 minutes west of Las Vegas on Highway 160, also known as Blue Diamond Road, en route to Pahrump. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can check the NDOW Sportsmen's Calendar at www.ndow.org/about/calendar for additional events.

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