CONTACT:
Laura Ryder: (603) 271-3212                            
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212                  
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
December 18, 2007

Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Opens January 7

CONCORD, N.H. - Women who want to explore active outdoor interests like ice-fishing or snowshoeing can attend a one-day Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) winter workshop on Saturday, February 23, 2008 (snow date February 24), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.  The workshop is offered jointly by N.H. Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

Important! Registration for winter B.O.W. opens January 7 and runs through February 8, 2008.  Sign up early, because this popular workshop fills up fast. A registration form and course descriptions will be available at www.nhbow.com after registration opens; to request an application by mail, email Lisa.M.Collins@wildlife.nh.gov or call  (603) 271-3212 after registration opens.  The workshop costs $55, which includes a box lunch.  Participants must be at least 18 years old. 

Participants choose a single topic for the day's activities.  Choices include ice-fishing; winter outdoor survival skills; basic snowshoeing and tracking; snowmobiling; and 'Shoe and Shoot, which combines snowshoeing and target shooting. 

"Women have a great time at the winter workshop, and they really seem to appreciate having the chance to learn exciting outdoor activities in the company of other women," said Laura Ryder, program leader for hunter and aquatic education at Fish and Game.  "The skills they learn from our expert B.O.W. instructors will allow them to spend enjoyable time outdoors with their families - or on their own - during New Hampshire's long winters."

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:  For a selection of photos from previous winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops, click here.

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:30 RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Recommended air dates:  January 7 through January 25, 2008

Are you a woman who wants to get outside and have fun this winter? Here's your chance to learn how to ice-fish, snowshoe or survive in the cold -- the "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" winter workshop will be held on February 23, but registration is taking place right 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.  Isn't it time YOU became a winter outdoorswoman?

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