Registration for the annual Kentucky Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in September is open. The weekend program is designed for women 18 and older who want to learn more about the outdoors and develop skills related to the hunting, fishing and boating pastimes.
The event is being held Sept. 20-22 at the 4-H Leadership Center on Lake Cumberland in Jabez. BOW is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The workshop introduces women to many activities that are traditionally thought more of as male-oriented. More than 3,000 women have attended workshops since the program began.
Class choices include learning how to use a bow, rifle, pistol or shotgun. Participants can also learn basic fishing, canoeing, kayaking and motor boating skills. Land-based courses cover hunting, survival, hiking, wildlife identification and game processing. There are 30 different opportunities in all.
For more information and to obtain a registration form, contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Registration forms and additional information are available at fw.ky.gov. Due to their nature, many classes are limited in size and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The workshop runs from noon Friday, Sept. 20, through noon Sunday, Sept. 22. Registration includes four sessions, six meals, two nights lodging and evening activities. The cost of early bird registration is about $200, based on class selections. Facility capacity is limited.