CONTACT:
Laura Ryder: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
December 5, 2005


Sign Up for Winter Outdoors-Woman Workshop

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CONCORD, N.H. -- Registration opens December 5 for the winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop coming in February, a chance for women to learn skills for spending enjoyable time outdoors with friends and family. Sponsored jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, Winter BOW offers a choice of ice-fishing, winter outdoor survival skills, basic snowshoeing and tracking and snowshoe biathlon (a combination of snowshoeing and target shooting).

The 2006 Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop will be held on Saturday, February 11 (snow date February 12), at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. The workshop costs $55 (includes box lunch). Participants must be at least 18 years old. Click here for a registration form and course descriptions, which can be found at www.nhbow.com, or call (603) 271-3212. Sign up soon, as specific courses are offered first-come, first-served and fill quickly.

"Women have a lot of fun and appreciate learning skills they can share with their families or simply enjoy on their own. It's a long winter here in New Hampshire, so make the most of it!" said Laura Ryder, program leader for hunter and aquatic education at Fish and Game.

Want to see what fun you can have at winter B.O.W.? Click here and on the image to check out Fish and Game's new winter B.O.W. mini-movie.

The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group dedicated to ensuring wise use and proper protection for the natural resources of New Hampshire and the United States. Find out more at www.nhwf.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources. Part of Fish and Game's mission is to provide opportunities for the public to use and appreciate these resources.

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NOTE TO MEDIA: Click here for a selection of print-quality photos from previous winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops.

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RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
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Want to spend more time outdoors this winter? Here's your chance! The winter "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" workshop can teach you how to ice-fish, snowshoe, or survive outdoors in the cold. The one-day workshop comes in February, but registration is open now. Visit www.nhbow.com or call 603-271-3212. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation. Don't get cabin fever -- become a winter outdoorswoman!

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