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July 01, 2004
Contact: Jim Byrd, (360) 902-8310
or Ronni McGlenn, (425) 455-1986

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

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

Scheduled for Sept. 17-19 at Camp Waskowitz Environmental Learning Center near North Bend, the workshop is sponsored by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship.

Some 22 classes will be offered throughout the weekend on subjects such as basic fishing, fly tying, preparing fish and shellfish for eating, clay target shooting, big game hunting basics and wildlife identification. Several WDFW staff members will serve as volunteer instructors for the event.

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

The workshop fee of $185 includes lodging, meals and 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 http://www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call Ronni McGlenn at (425) 455-1986.