The popular Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is adding a spring workshop and a new location this year. The two-and-a-half-day event will be held at Honey Creek Resort, March 28-30.
“We are inviting women to welcome spring with some new-found outdoor skills they can learn at our workshop,” says Julie Sparks, coordinator of the Iowa BOW program.
Participants can select from a menu of classes that include introduction to firearms, biking, fishing, kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, archery, basic shooting, birdwatching, motorboating and landscaping for wildlife.
“We are also offering a wild game cooking class taught by Honey Creek Resort’s own Chef Bob and have two opportunities for participants to learn about wild turkeys and turkey hunting,” says Sparks. “The area has historically been an excellent location for spring turkey hunting and participants can learn more about the sport and maybe even call in some gobblers.”
Honey Creek Resort is located on the shores of Lake Rathbun in Appanoose County and offers spacious guest rooms, scenic nature trails, an indoor waterpark and whirlpool, Rathbun Lakeshore Grille & Lounge, and other amenities associated with a quality resort experience.
Cost of the spring workshop is $250 for a single occupancy room and $200 for double occupancy. The fee includes instruction, program materials, equipment use, meals and lodging. Registration is limited to 50 participants and some classes are beginning to fill. Sparks encourages women to get registrations in as soon as possible. The deadline for registration without a late-fee penalty is March 14. Registration materials and more information can be found at www.iowadnr.gov/bow