CONTACT:
Laura Ryder: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
December 22, 2006

Sign Up for Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop

CONCORD, N.H. -- Women who want to learn outdoor skills like ice-fishing or snowshoeing can sign up for a daylong workshop offered jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation. The Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2007 (snow date February 25), at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. Registration opens January 8 and runs through February 9, 2007. Sign up early, because this popular workshop fills up fast.

Participants focus on learning one skill during the workshop. Choices include ice-fishing; winter outdoor survival skills; basic snowshoeing and tracking; snowmobiling; and 'Shoe and Shoot, which combines snowshoeing and target shooting.

The workshop costs $55 (includes box lunch). Participants must be at least 18 years old. A registration form and course descriptions will be available at www.nhbow.com after registration opens on January 8, or call (603) 271-3212 to request an application by mail.

"Women have loads of fun and want to have outdoor skills so they can spend enjoyable time outdoors with their families -- or on their own - during New Hampshire's long winters," said Laura Ryder, program leader for hunter and aquatic education at Fish and Game.

The N.H. Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat. Visit www.nhwf.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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NOTE TO MEDIA: Click here for a selection of photos from previous winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops, and more about the B.O.W. program.

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RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
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Recommended air dates: January 8 through January 19, 2007

Are you a woman who wants to spend more time outdoors this winter? Learn how to ice-fish, snowshoe, or survive in the cold by attending the "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" winter workshop on February 24. If you want to go, better sign up soon. Visit www.nhbow.com or call 603-271-3212. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation. Isn't it time YOU became a winter outdoorswoman?!

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