From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation
-- A Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop which gives women the chance to learn outdoor skills such as shooting, archery, fly fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking and outdoor photography is coming to Lake George Sept. 18-20. The workshop will be held at the Silver Bay YMCA and is sponsored by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation.
The BOW program that offers weekend long, outdoor skills workshops for women ages 18 or older. It’s designed for women with little or no experience with outdoor activities. Nearly 40 different classes will be offered at the Silver Bay workshop. These include canoeing, fishing, kayaking, shotgun shooting, GPS, wilderness camping, turkey hunting, day hiking, wilderness first aid, survival skills, archery, outdoor photography, bowhunting, reading wildlife sign, muzzleloading, and fish and game cooking. Women can earn a Hunter or Trapper Safety Education certificate.
The registration fee is $120, which covers instruction in four classes, program materials and use of equipment. The fee does not include meals and lodging at Silver Bay.
Workshop information and registration materials are available on the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68.html. Information is also available by calling DEC at (518) 402-8862 or writing to “Becoming an Outdoorswoman, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754.