Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) enforcement officers, biologists and angler educators will be on hand to teach outdoor skills at the fourth Washington Outdoor Women (WOW) summer workshops Sept. 15 and 16 at Camp Waskowitz near North Bend.
Among the 32 volunteer workshop instructors will be WDFW staff including: Shelly Ament (Wildlife Identification), Jim Byrd (Basic Fishing), Laurie Macrae (Shooting and Big Game Hunting) and Tammy Conklin (Basic Fishing). Washington Hunter Education instructors also will offer training.
To accommodate additional participants, this year's workshop will be offered in two separate one-day sessions, with no overnight stay.
Among the course offerings will be several new courses titled: After the Catch, Sausage Making, and second-level courses including Wild Edibles II, Outdoor Photography II, Archery II and Intermediate Fly Fishing II.
The fee for a one-day workshop is $85, and includes instruction, equipment, program materials, a light breakfast, lunch and a WOW T-shirt. Participants can choose two four-hour courses from the following offerings: After the Catch, Archery I and II, Basic Fishing, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing I and II, Big Game Hunting/Wildlife Conservation, Challenge Course, Dutch Oven Cooking, Flatwater Canoeing, Map and Compass, Outdoor Photography I and II, Sausage Making, Shotgun/Clay Targets, Survival Skills, Wildlife Identification and Wild Edibles II.
Other sponsors are The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Izaak Walton League of America, Ruffed Grouse Society, Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For further information contact Ronni McGlenn at (425) 455-1986. Registration information is available on the WOW website on the Internet.
WOW is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching women a variety of outdoor skills to help them increase their confidence and become stewards of natural resources. The organization was developed with support from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and in cooperation with other sponsors and donors. WOW is an affiliated program of the Washington Recreation and Wildlife Foundation.