Michigan Offering BOW Turkey Hunting Workshops

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering two turkey hunting workshops in January in cooperation with Gander Mountain. These workshops are part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program.

BOW is a noncompetitive program in which each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace. The emphasis is on the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, and sharing in the success of one another.

In each two-hour workshop, instructors will provide participants will all of the information needed to begin turkey hunting. The workshops include season rules and regulations, habitat, scouting, patterning, hunting technique and will cover different types of equipment needed for a successful hunt.

Participants must pre-register for this workshop as space is limited. Young hunters ages 10 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The cost per person is $10 and includes all workshop materials, including a turkey call.

Workshop dates are:

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 from 1-3 p.m.
Gander Mountain
2890 Acquest Avenue, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Registration deadline Jan. 12

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Gander Mountain
430 N. Marketplace
Lansing, MI 48917
Registration deadline Jan. 17

For registration forms and information on this and other BOW programs, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, call 517-241-2225 or email [email protected].

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state's environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/dnre./p>