North Dakota BOW Event August 7-9

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Women who want to learn more about outdoor activities are encouraged to participate in the 15th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Aug. 7-9 at Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau.

Applications are being accepted and enrollment is limited to 100 participants age 18 or older. The cost is $135 with an Aug. 1 registration deadline.

The workshop, sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, offers 24 different seminars, each of which lasts more than three hours.

Classes are held outdoors, and each session contains 45 minutes of lecture with the remainder dedicated to hands-on instruction. Each session has room for 12 women. Participants are limited to four sessions.

Women will learn the basics of hunting and fishing, shooting, navigation, and plants and animals. New classes offered this year include Dutch oven cooking, basic boating skills and intermediate archery. Other classes include decoy carving, canoeing, fly-fishing, kayaking, plant identification and predator calling.

Participants will stay in dorms and must provide their own bedding and towels. All camp facilities are handicap accessible. Equipment will be provided unless noted in the course description.

To receive an information brochure and enrollment form, contact Nancy Boldt, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, at (701) 328-6312;; or visit the Game and Fish website at