Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September workshop that includes several sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife experts and other certified instructors.
The two-day workshop is scheduled the weekend of Sept. 17-19 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation.
The annual workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women, a nonprofit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. Now in its 13th year, WOW is an educational outreach program of the Washington Wildlife Federation.
A total of 20 classes are offered throughout the weekend on skills such as archery, basic freshwater fishing, fly-fishing and tying flies, kayaking, cooking wild game, big-game hunting basics, map and compass reading, wilderness first aid, survival skills, "How to Start a Hunting Dog" and outdoor photography.
Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old and must have a current Washington recreational fishing license if they want to participate in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions.
The workshop fee is $235 and covers the cost of lodging, meals and necessary equipment. A limited number of partial scholarships, provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, are available for first-time participants.
For more information or to register, see www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call Ronni McGlenn at 425-455-1986.