‘Outdoors-Woman’ workshop in Grayson, Ky.

By Portia Williams

January 24, 2014

By Portia Williams


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will offer Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program April 5, for a one-day session in Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Camp Robert Webb in Grayson, Ky.

Dave Baker, editor of Kentucky Field Magazine, said Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, is a nationally recognized program is perfect beginners to learn a variety of basic skills.

“There is a whole series of classes that women can take. This class is geared towards someone who wants to learn in a non-competitive environment a learn some basic skills. Some of the participants may have done some of this before, but they may want to learn a little bit more, or learn something new,” Baker said.

According to Baker, the Beyond BOW workshop offers a variety of topics including tree identification, hunting, fishing, bird identification, wild game cooking, edible plants, archery, shooting. He said the BOW workshop is facilitated by experienced professionals that offer a wealth of knowledge about each topic.

The cost for the workshop include a $50 registration fee which covers two class sessions, lunch, equipment and materials. For an additional $25, participants may stay the night before classes start at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Camp Robert Webb, located on the shores of Grayson Lake in Carter County. The lodging fee includes a continental breakfast the next morning. Courses are taught at Camp Webb, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Women from age 18 and up may register online at fw.ky.gov, or call the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 1-800-858-1549 for more information. The deadline to register is March 14.

“It is a really great program, I would recommend it to any woman who wants to experience the outdoors to give it a try,” Baker said.

Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.