CONTACT:
Tina Davenport: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 8, 2009

Registration Open for Fall "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop

CONCORD, N.H. -- Here's a chance for women to learn the skills they need to enjoy outdoor recreation in the Granite State.  New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) program offers a fall weekend (September 11-13, 2009) that includes more than 30 outdoor skills courses from to choose from -- archery, fishing and fly-fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, muzzleloader, rifle, shotgun, outdoor survival, campfire cooking, mountain biking, map and compass, and more.  Visit www.nhbow.com.

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall workshop brochure and mail-in registration form are now available to download at www.nhbow.com. You can also call (603) 271-3212 or email aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov to request an application.  Starting Monday, June 8, applications will be accepted by mail or in person at the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation office at 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, N.H. Registration is first-come, first-served, and the weekend workshop fills up fast, so sign up soon.

The 2009 B.O.W. fall workshop will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 11-13, 2009, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, N.H.  You must be 18 years of age or older.  The workshop fee of $295 includes lodging, meals, instruction and equipment use.

Some scholarships are available; download a scholarship application form at www.nhbow.com, or call (603) 271-3212 for information.

"The energy of the weekend is unbelievable," said B.O.W. Program Assistant Tina Davenport of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  "Our participants have fun learning in the company of other women; they are truly motivated when they see that outdoor skills can add such an exciting new dimension to their lives."

B.O.W. is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.WildNH.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (www.nhwf.org).

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