Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

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Our workshops are designed primarily for women; however, it is an excellent opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to learn the outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor pursuits.

These workshops focus on the learning of outdoor skills. We strive to offer a variety of topics in our workshops, balanced between hunting/shooting, fishing and non-consumptive (canoeing, camping, etc.) activities.

This workshop is for you if . . .

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • you enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Loading a gunA workshop consists of four sessions, lasting three and one-half hours each. The workshops are held at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center's Everglades Youth Camp in the J.W. Corbett WMA, in Palm Beach County, and at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest to keep costs to a minimum. The panhandle workshop will be held at the Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. These are rustic camp facilities. Lodging is dormitory-style. Meals are served at designated times, cafeteria-style.

The registration fee for these workshops is $200, with a $50 early registration discount; however, the fee will ultimately be determined by the availability of facilities and the number of volunteer instructors. The registration fee typically includes instruction in the topics you choose, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, lodging and all meals starting with lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday. Workshops and topics are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Workshop Dates

West Palm Beach
Oct. 31- Nov. 2, 2014

Ocala
March 7-9, 2014

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Beyond BOW

Jan. 18, 2014 Women's Assault Prevention - Tallahassee
Jan. 24-26, 2014 Ladies' Hog Hunt - Dunnellon
Feb. 7-8, 2014 Ladies' Trapper Training - Richloam WMA - Brooksville
April 4-5, 2014 Adults' Intro to Basic Survival - Sarasota
May 3-4, 2014 Overnight Suwannee River Paddle - White Springs
May 17-18, 2014 Two Day Fishing Clinic - Deland
June 14, 2014 Kayaking 101 - Weeki Wachee

For information and registration on all of the above events contact Jeanene Arrington-Fisher at NotAClueAdventures@gmail.com.

Offered continuously in St. Lucie County
Kayak Fishing School Island Adventure
Cost: $100
For information and to register contact
Mr. Jerry McBride
772-812-7790 or kayakjerrymac@gmail.com

Contact

For information on Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops, please contact:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Hunter Safety Section
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
561-625-5122

 



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