Registrations begin March 1 for a three-day workshop. Learn outdoor skills, such as camping, canoeing, fishing and mountain biking, at Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, May 4-6 at Ross Camp near West Lafayette, Indiana.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman introduces women to more than 30 outdoor sports and skills in a safe, non-competitive environment. The hands-on classes promote confidence and learning for women trying to learn new sports or improve on existing skills.

“I drove an ATV, learned to shoot a rifle and made a rabbit fur cap. I would have never done these things on my own,” said Jessica Sparger, past participant. “I also met other women who enjoy outdoors sports as much as I do. I exchanged phone numbers with another participant so that we can go out and try these sports together.”

Registration begins March 1 and workshop enrollment is limited. The $165 workshop fee covers lodging, meals and equipment. Some partial scholarships are available for students, single parents and low-income, first-time participants. Participants must be 18 years old or older.

The workshop is sponsored by the Indiana DNR and the Indiana Hunter Education Association.

For more information or to register online, visit the Indiana BOW website at: www.bow.IN.gov or contact, Dawn Krause at (317) 232-4095.



A workshop offered by The Indiana Wildlife Federation

The Indiana Wildlife Federation is offering a workshop to help you make the most of your backyard wildlife habitat! Aimed specifically at owners of small habitat areas, the day-long workshop will include sessions on planting native species, attracting specific wildlife, butterflies, birds, water sources, insect control, and much more. Get valuable tips from professionals and trained habitat stewards.

Join us on: Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 9am to 4pm

Where: Gander Mountain Lodge, 6043 Lima Road

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $35, or free to IWF members. A one-year membership to IWF costs only $25, and comes with many benefits, including a subscription to our magazine, Hoosier Conservation.

Attendees should bring a sack lunch. Space is limited, so sign up today!

For more information, please contact our office at (317) 875-9453 or visit our website at www.indianawildlife.org.

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