NH: Beyond “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Programs for 2011

CONCORD, N.H. – Watch for four special Beyond “Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman” (BOW) programs this year that will give women a
chance to explore outdoor topics such as firearms, deep sea
fishing, waterfowl hunting and fly-fishing.

“Beyond BOW” courses expand the offerings of 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 listed for each
course. Participation is first-come, first-served, so be sure to
sign up quickly if you’re interested. “Beyond BOW” courses for 2011
include:

Introduction to Firearms — May 14, 2011, at the Owl Brook
Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. In this one-day course,
participants will become familiar with all firearm action types,
using the correct ammunition, proper maintenance, safe handling and
storage. Workshop includes a live shooting opportunity at the
range. Cost of $55 includes equipment and lunch. Registration opens
April 4. Limited to 20 participants.

Deep Sea Fishing Adventure — June 12, 2011; leaves from the
State Pier at Hampton Beach, N.H. This all-day fishing trip aboard
the Yellowbird will introduce you to the basics of deep-sea
fishing. You’ll learn about equipment, bait, fish identification,
safety and caring for your catch. Use of rods and bait included.
Water and snacks provided; bring your own lunch. Cost: $70.
Registration opens May 2. Limited to 25 participants.

Waterfowl Hunting Weekend — August 12 – 14, 2011, at Barry
Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. Participants will learn the
skills needed to hunt waterfowl, including identification, gear,
guns and hunting techniques. Learn firearm safety and try clay
pigeon shooting. N.H. Fish and Game biologists will discuss
waterfowl management and demonstrate how they catch birds to band.
Stay in newly renovated, rustic cabins. Fee includes all meals.
Cost: $175. Registration opens June 27. Limited to 15
participants.

Fly-Fishing Weekend — Sept. 23 – 25, 2011, at the Sportsman’s
Lodge in Stewartstown, N.H. Intermediate workshop for anglers with
some fly-fishing experience who want to gain the skills needed to
fly-fish on their own. Expert instructors will teach the finer
points of casting; reading the water; picking a fly; and what to do
when you catch a fish. Cost of $275 includes food and lodging.
Bring own fly-rod. Registration opens July 25. Limited to 15
participants.

To register (after course opening dates) 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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