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GEARING UP FOR BECOMING AN OUTDOORS-WOMAN

Event will celebrate 12 years of teaching women outdoor skills

    PRATT - Women from across Kansas will learn outdoor skills at the 12th annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop at Rock Springs 4-H Center, near Junction City, on Sept. 24-26.
    The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) for women who may never have experienced baiting a hook, cleaning a quail, building a campfire, or a myriad of other outdoor activities. Skills learned in the workshop will not only help women enjoy these activities, they will equip them to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.
    This workshop features a relaxed environment that is almost exclusively hands-on. Seminars help participants become familiar with equipment and techniques related to dozens of different outdoor activities. Expert instructors guide participants, who may choose from more than 40 different activities, including hunting, fishing, wild game cooking, float tubing, archery, stream ecology, canoeing, natural history, backpacking, camping, and more.
    The workshop, designed for women 18 years or older, costs $180 and includes six meals, two nights of lodging in a cabin (tent lodging also available), supplies, and use of equipment. Three $100 scholarships are available, based on financial need, for first-time participants.
    For registration material and information, phone 620-672-5911 or email KDWP through the department's website .