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Lisa Collins: 603-271-3214
February 26, 2010

New Spring "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Programs:
Turkey Hunting, Map & Compass, Backpacking

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering three exciting new "Beyond BOW" workshops this spring, giving women a chance to explore turkey hunting; overnight backpacking; and map and compass skills.
 
"Beyond BOW" courses expand the offerings of the traditional Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall and winter workshops. These in-depth courses are designed to give women the skills to do the outdoor activity on their own.  It also gives participants a chance to network with other like-minded women with whom to share these activities.

Brochures and registration materials will be available at www.nhbow.com on the registration opening date for each course.  Participation is first-come, first-served, so sign up right away if you're interested. The new spring courses include:

BOW Turkey Hunting Weekend -- Friday-Sunday, April 23 – 25, 2010, (the weekend just prior to New Hampshire's spring gobbler season) at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge, N.H. Participants will learn everything they need to know to set out on a turkey hunt of their own, including calling, habitat, equipment, shotgun patterning, safety, ethics and cleaning/cooking game. Limited to 14 participants. Cost of $295 includes instruction, materials, use of equipment, meals and two nights lodging.  Registration opens March 8, 2010.

Overnight Backpacking Adventure -- The backpacking adventure (moderate pace) will take place on May 8-9 in the Upper Valley area (western N.H.).  To participate in this workshop, you must first attend a gear/planning day in Warner, N.H., on April 17.  Participants will learn what it takes to backpack and camp out in the wilderness and be self-sufficient.  Limited to 6 participants.  Cost of $20 includes group meals. Registration opens March 22, 2010.

Navigational Workshop – May 1, 2010, at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.  During this one-day workshop, participants will learn how to use a compass and topographical map and use them together to find their way in the woods. The workshop will also include an introduction to a simple hand-held GPS unit. Limited to 15 participants. Cost: $15. Registration opens March 29.

To register and for more information on these and other BOW offerings in New Hampshire, visit www.nhbow.com.

N.H. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs are 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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