1st Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Extreme Workshop Rescheduled For April 25-27

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Extreme Workshop April 25-27, at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

The workshop was originally scheduled for last fall but was postponed due to the temporary closure of the area.    

Held in a rural and scenic area, participants will be able to take three classes, choosing from horseback riding, canoeing/fishing, Dutch oven cooking, hiking, and 3-D archery over the weekend. Other activities and programs will be held as well.

Participants will have the opportunity to stay at the Charit Creek Lodge, which is a rustic wilderness lodge located in the valley at the center of the scenic area. The buildings are listed on the National Historic Register and are the oldest buildings still utilized by the National Park Service.

There is no electricity at the lodge, but rooms are equipped with a wood stove, kerosene lamp, a comfortable bed, clean linens, and there are functioning bathrooms with hot showers. There are no motorized vehicles allowed at the lodge. Participants can access the lodge by horseback or complete a one-mile hike from the designated parking area.

This workshop will be the first of its type hosted by the TWRA. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

The workshop fee is $275 to cover the classes, meals, and lodging. Applications may be obtained from the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org.  For more information contact Donald Hosse, Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at don.hosse@tn.gov or telephone 615 781-6541. Checks should be made payable to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.

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