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BOW workshops teach women outdoor skills.
BOW workshops teach women outdoor skills.

Workshop Teaches Women Outdoors Skills

If you want to learn outdoor skills such as firearm use, nature photography or campfire cooking, this upcoming workshop is for you.

On June 14, 2014, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will hold a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Field Day at the John Sevier Hunter Education Facility in Knoxville, TN.

This BOW workshop will offer a morning and afternoon session with classes including:

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Operation – Riding ATV vehicles safely and with as little environmental impact as possible.
  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting – Basic operation, safe handling and shooting of revolvers and semiautomatic pistols.
  • Introduction to Firearms – Firearm safety, how to select and purchase firearms, shooting of rifles and shotguns.
  • Nature Photography Basics – Photography equipment, composition and techniques for capturing the outdoors with your film or digital camera.
  • Dutch Oven Cooking – From building the campfire to ingredients, learn the basics of campfire cooking.
  • Backyard Habitat – Secrets of attracting birds, bats and butterflies to your backyard, and building a bluebird box.
  • Reading the Woods – Using all five senses to observe the world along the nature trail.
  • Boating Safety Education – Certification course and exam for compliance with state boater education law (see requirement for Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit).
  • Basic Archery – Archery equipment safety and use for both field archery and bowhunting.
  • Introduction to Turkey Hunting – Turkey biology and behavior, turkey calling and other turkey hunting techniques.
Women ride ATVs at the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop.

Women learn to ride ATVs at the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop. Photo courtesy of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Participants will have the opportunity to take a class in each session. In addition to learning outdoor skills and building self-confidence in these activities, they will experience the camaraderie of other people in this area who enjoy the outdoors. While the program is aimed at women, anyone 18 or older is welcome. No experience is necessary.

The BOW workshop fee is $25 and includes lunch/snacks. Demonstration equipment will be provided. Advance registration is required. Space is limited and workshops are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Download the BOW Field Day Schedule and Registration Form for details.

The John Sevier Hunter Education Center at 2327 Rifle Range Rd. in Knoxville, TN is a multi-use facility managed by the TWRA for the public. The center provides Hunter Education classes and has various firearm and archery ranges.

For more information, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at (615) 781-6541.

TWRA will also hold a 3-day Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop June 6-8 in Crossville, TN.

Since inception in 1991, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program has grown to have events across the United States and Canada, with BOW Desintations offering specialty trips to fascinating outdoor destination around the world.

Photos courtesy of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

If you want to learn outdoor skills such as firearm use, nature photography or campfire cooking, this upcoming workshop is for you. On June 14, 2014, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will hold a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Field Day at the John Sevier Hunter Education Facility in Knoxville, TN. This BOW workshop will offer a morning and afternoon session with classes including: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Operation – Riding ATV vehicles safely and with as little environmental impact as possible. Introduction to Pistol Shooting – Basic operation, safe handling and shooting of revolvers and semiautomatic pistols. Introduction to Firearms…

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