From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program is offering three new Beyond BOW workshops this spring, giving women a chance to explore turkey hunting, overnight backpacking and map and compass skills.
Beyond BOW courses expand the offerings of the traditional Becoming an Outdoors Woman fall and winter workshops. The in-depth courses teach women the skills to do the outdoor activity on their own. The program also gives participants a chance to network with other like-minded women with whom to share these activities.
Brochures and registration materials will be available at http://www.nhbow.com on the registration opening date for each course. Participation is first-come, first-served basis. New spring courses include:
BOW Turkey Hunting Weekend, April 23–25
Participants will learn everything they need to know to set out on a turkey hunt, including calling, habitat, equipment, shotgun patterning, safety, ethics and cleaning/cooking game. Limited to 14 participants. Cost of $295 includes instruction, materials, use of equipment, meals and two nights lodging at Woodbound Inn in Rindge. Registration opens March 8.
Overnight Backpacking Adventure, May 8-9
A moderately paced backpacking adventure in the Upper Valley area. Participants must first attend a gear/planning day in Warner, N.H., on April 17. Participants will learn what it takes to backpack and camp out in the wilderness and be self-sufficient. Limited to 6 participants. Cost of $20 includes group meals. Registration opens March 22.
Navigational Workshop– May 1
During this one-day workshop at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, participants will learn to use a compass and topographical map to find their way in the woods. The workshop includes an introduction to a simple hand-held GPS unit. Limited to 15 participants. Cost: $15. Registration opens March 29.
For registration and more information on these and other BOW offerings in New Hampshire, visit http://www.nhbow.com.