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Registration is now open for the Oct. 6-8 Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop at Dolliver Memorial State Park, near Otho.
While the focus of BOW is primarily for women, the workshop is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills.
Workshop courses include off-highway vehicle safety and awareness, small game hunting and mentored squirrel hunt, explore bowhunting, introduction to birding and optics, from field to freezer, basic fishing, Dutch oven cooking, kayaking, deer hunting, intro to archery, wild edibles, wilderness navigation – map and compass and more.
Kayte Dunfee, an avid outdoorswoman from Colorado, will share her journey from animal enthusiast to hunter and how hunting transformed her vision and process of building an outdoor-centric, sustainable lifestyle in a session titled Orange is My New Black.
The cost for the workshop is $200 before Sept. 8, and $230 beginning Sept. 9. The fee includes program materials, equipment, lodging and meals. Enrollment is limited to 100 participants. A limited number of scholarships are available that can reduce the fee by $100.
“This workshop is an excellent opportunity to try activities under the guidance of our top-notch instructors,” said Rachel Ladd, with the Iowa Departments of Natural Resources. “Our workshop is popular because we keep our class sizes small and the setting at Dolliver is beautiful, particularly in the fall.”
Go to www.iowadnr.gov/bow to register, select classes and for more information on applying for a scholarship.
For more information, contact Rachel Ladd at 515-729-6037 or Rachel.Ladd@dnr.iowa.gov.