Becoming An Outdoors-Woman 2014 Workshop Set For June 6-8 In Crossville

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop June 6-8, in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is primarily aimed at women, and is an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. However, the workshop provides useful for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will have a chance to take a variety of courses over the three days and the classes are taught by experts in their respective fields.

This year’s workshop offers classes in firearms and firearms safety, basic fishing skills, advanced fishing techniques, all-terrain vehicle operation, basic archery, boating safety education, outdoor cooking, wild edible foray, beginning fly fishing, nature photography basics, basic canoeing, basic shotgun, backyard habitat, map/compass, introduction to muzzleloading, introduction to turkey hunting, introduction to deer hunting, introduction to waterfowl hunting, basic trapping, reading the woods, discover scuba, stream ecology, and boat trailer basics.

The workshop fee is $175 and includes lodging at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center, meals, T-shirt, and a 2014-15 Tennessee hunting and fishing license. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications may be obtained from the TWRA website  at www.tnwildlife.org, or any TWRA regional office.

For more information contact Donald Hosse, Wildlife Education Program coordinator, at don.hosse@tn.gov or telephone 615 781-6541.


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