"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" is an international program designed to introduce people to hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Over 40 hands-on sessions are scheduled, including firearm safety, bear safety, bow hunting, trapping, field dressing of fish and game, ice fishing, salmon fishing, fly tying, dog mushing, snow machining, chain saw safety, canning and smoking, and winter camping. All sessions are taught at the beginner level and no prior experience is necessary.
The fee is $225 and includes meals and lodging as well as instruction, program materials and use of demonstration equipment.
Registration is required. Registration forms and more information are posted online at www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=he.bow or by contacting Tracy Smith in Anchorage at (907) 267-2896, Kirk Lingofelt in Anchorage at (907) 267-2534, or Patti Berkhahn in Soldotna at
(907) 260-2943. Mail registrations to ADF&G, attention Tracy Smith Division of Sport Fish, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK, 99518.
Registrations cannot be accepted over the phone or by fax.