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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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June 24, 2005
Contact: Ronni McGlenn, WOW, (425) 455-1986
or Tammy Conklin, WDFW, (360) 696-6211

Women's workshop offers pointers
on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills

Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, and other outdoor skills in a September weekend workshop that includes several sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts.

Scheduled for Sept. 16-18 at Camp Waskowitz Environmental Learning Center near North Bend, the workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship.

Some 20 classes will be offered throughout the weekend on subjects such as archery, basic fishing, fly fishing and tying, canoeing, preparing fish and shellfish, big-game hunting basics, map and compass reading, practical wilderness medicine, survival skills, wildlife identification and more. A total of 40 instructors, including several WDFW staff members, volunteer their time and expertise to connect women with the outdoors.

Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend the workshop and must have a Washington recreational fishing license to take part in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions.

The workshop fee of $190 includes 2 ½ days’ lodging, meals and the use of all necessary equipment. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for the workshop.

To learn more about the workshop and to download the registration form, visit the WOW website at or call Ronni McGlenn at (425) 455-1986.