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Registration open for Maryland Becoming Outdoors Woman workshop

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

-- The Maryland Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is accepting registrations for its fall 2009 workshop to be held at the Garrett County 4-H camp near Deep Creek Lake Oct. 23 -25.

The BOW program offers outdoor skills workshops in a relaxed environment specifically for women 18 years of age and older to learn outdoor skills. Men are also welcome.

“The program’s safe, hands-on approach gives participants the knowledge to further pursue their interest once the workshop is over,” said BOW State Coordinator Patty Allen.

Maryland adopted the Becoming an Outdoors Woman  program in 1994. Nationally, the program formed in 1991. Since then, Maryland over 4,000 people have taken the program. The emphasis of BOW is on the enjoyment and camaraderie that goes along with outdoor recreation, whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking or boating.

Participants choose from of over 30 courses such as outdoor photography, geo-caching, turkey hunting, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, outdoor survival skills and many more. Participants may design their outdoor experience to match their own interests. Weekend workshops begin with lunch on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.

For more information and to register for the upcoming workshop, visit
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/bowevents.asp or call Patty All

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