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July 14, 2009   Email to Friend 

Sylvia Payne
(334) 613-4187
July 14, 2009

COLUMBIANA, Ala. -- Registration is now open for the next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop, Oct. 2-4, at the 4-H Center near Columbiana in Shelby County.

Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), BOW is held in the spring and fall each to offer beginner-level skills training for an array of activities ranging from deer hunting to camp cooking. Other BOW activities include camping, backyard wildlife, map and compass reading, mountain biking, shooting sports, fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, motor boat handling, bee keeping, and more.

ADCNR staff and volunteers serve as instructors during the three-day event. Participants can also obtain their Hunter Education Certification and Boating Safety Certification during the weekend event.

BOW workshops are open to all females 18 or older. Many past participants return to BOW and often bring someone with them to experience what they have discovered to be a fun-filled weekend of challenging activities in the beautiful outdoors. Attendees regularly include senior adults, mothers and daughters, co-workers and best friends.

The registration fee of $199 covers all meals, dormitory lodging, program materials and instruction. However, participants may bring their personal equipment to use in the various sessions. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Enrollment is limited to 130 applicants, and classes are quickly filled. All registrants will receive a confirmation, class schedule and driving directions.

To register and view a complete list of courses and course descriptions, visit the ADCNR Web site at www.OutdoorAlabama.com. For additional information contact BOW coordinator Sylvia Payne at 800-262-3151 or Sylvia.Payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

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