3-day outdoors classes teach women guns, other skills

Published 2:05 am Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Registration opens Aug. 1 for the next Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Ala., on Oct. 7-9, 2016.

0719-womanBOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older who would like to learn new outdoor skills. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from courses such as rifle, pistol, archery, fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and many more.

BOW coordinator Hope Grier said the classes offer basic outdoor skills training. “There are many ladies who have not been exposed to these outdoor activities and are apprehensive about trying them,” she said. “BOW is ideal for those women because everything is taught at a beginner level.”

The registration fee of $225 covers meals, dormitory-style lodging, program materials and instruction. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Enrollment is limited to 130 applicants and classes fill up fast.

For more information on the BOW workshop, visit www.outdooralabama.com/becoming-outdoors-woman-bow, or call 334-242-3620.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.