Off Season Hunting News

Montana Online Hunter Education - Field Courses in September

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks now offers hunter education on the Internet to anyone 18 years and older. State law says everyone born after Jan. 1, 1985 must take hunter education before he, or she, can hunt in Montana. The online course, which costs $15, is a chance for an adult to take the course at his or her convenience.

Though the coursework is completed online, students born after Jan. 1, 1985, must also take a short field course to receive their certification card. Students born before this date are not required to take the field course.

Alaska DF&G Hosting BOW Event in August

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), in cooperation with the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska, is hosting the 29th Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Alaska Workshop, August 5-7 at Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp, Mile 306 Richardson Highway (50 miles south of Fairbanks). The workshop is over half full, so don't wait. Register today! "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" is an international program which focuses on teaching outdoor skills; skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.

Nova Scotia Offering BOW Workshop in Sept.

Registration is open for a unique three-day workshop that helps women enjoy the outdoors with confidence.

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop provides the ultimate outdoor experience and runs from Sept. 9-11.

"This is a great program for women who want to learn new skills while experiencing all that Nova Scotia's great outdoors has to offer," said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Vermont Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshops

There is no more powerful way to give back to what you love than with a gift of your time. If you love to hunt in Vermont, there are few better ways of giving your time than becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor.

Lock in Deer Unit For 3 Years With Dedicated Hunter Program

You can lock in the deer hunting unit you want to hunt in Utah for the next three years by joining the state's Dedicated Hunter program.

On June 9, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved some changes to the program. The changes are needed because, in 2012, hunters will no longer hunt in five large regions in Utah. Instead, they'll hunt in 30 smaller units.

Texas BOW Program Opportunities Available

From pink fishing vests to camo print press-on fingernail decals, mainstream outdoor culture is opening up to the ladies. Most gear now comes with a line especially tailored for women, but if your backpack is full and your knowledge base is empty, chances are you may never unroll that new sleeping bag under the stars.

North Dakota BOW Workshops Available

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is still accepting registrations for three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops in 2011.

Colorado DOW Offers Women's Cast N' Blast Seminar

A beginner fly-fishing and shotgun seminar for women only in the Granby area on June 25 has been opened to women statewide.

This clinic is designed for women who are interested in learning safe firearm handling, shooting skills and fly-fishing. No experience or equipment required.

There is a $15 charge that will cover.

For details, or to register, please contact Kris Holinka or Teresa Ryan at (970) 725-6200. Space is limited and the clinic is expected to fill quickly.

Pennsylvania GC and Pittsburgh Pirates Team Up to Offer discount

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up this year to offer an exclusive discount to Pirates fans with a Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker license.

Advance purchase of outfield box seats for select Friday night games – July 8 and 22, Aug. 5 and 19, and Sept. 9 and 23 – at PNC Park will be $18, and include a limited edition Pirates hat and T-shirt. All tickets must be ordered at least one week prior to the game, and only orders purchased together will be seated together.

Michigan Offers BOW Events In June

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a variety of shooting classes for women in June through the department's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Three classes are offered, all focused on providing a safe and comfortable environment in which women can learn shooting skills, ask questions, practice shooting and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing in one another's success.