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Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
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Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges.
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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Check out the BOW Brochure for more information!
The workshop is for you if...
The goal of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) scholarship program is to broaden participation in the weekend workshop to women 18 years old and older who would be unable to attend without financial assistance. BOW encourages anyone to apply for a scholarship. However, preference will be given to first-time attendees and those promoting diversity in outdoors education across the state through their community affiliations, culture, region, and/or profession.
Photography - Jeff Barnes, BOW 2019
NWTF - Eastern Wild Turkey
Download the Dutch Oven Recipes from BOW
For those Geocachers:
www.geocaching.com, pathtags.com and www.munzee.com
May 1-3, 2020Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, Indianola
April 23 - 25, 2021Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, Indianola
Better yet - Join us on Facebook (Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Iowa) and connect with folks from all over who have attended a workshop!
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Pingora Outdoors Presents: Section Backpacking the Ozark Highlands Trail
Enjoy stunning fall colors in the most remote and scenic regions of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Explore some of the area’s breathtaking mountains and intimate valley floors, experiencing gorgeous views and lush deciduous forest along the way.
As always, your Pingora Outdoors guides will be with you every step of the way. We will provide instruction on any and all backcountry skills you’d like to learn including cooking, backcountry camping, and navigation.
Iowa DNR, Linn County and Iowa County Pheasant Forever Chapters
Participants will get a chance to learn about pheasant hunting, practice shooting and participate in a mentored pheasant hunt on Sunday morning. Topics such as pheasant habitat and behavior, hunting tactics, dog handling, wing-shooting and pheasant recipes and cooking. Firearms and ammo will be provided. However, student may bring their own if they choose.