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Outdoor Woman Workshop to be Held March 12-14 in Mat-Su Valley



The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” winter workshop March 12, 13, and 14, at Victory Bible Camp near Palmer.

The “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program is designed to introduce people to hunting, fishing, and other related outdoors activities. More than 40 hands-on sessions are scheduled, including firearms safety, bear safety, skeet shooting, field dressing of fish and game, ice fishing, spin fishing 101, fly tying, dog mushing, snowmachining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, GPS instruction, fish smoking, and winter survival.

The fee is $250 for applications postmarked by February 12, and $275 after February 12; checks, money orders, or credit cards are accepted. The fee includes meals and lodging as well as instruction, program materials, and use of demonstration equipment.

In addition, registration is open for the following Beyond BOW events: Firearms Cleaning and Maintenance, January 13; Fur Sewing, February 9–11; Overnight Backcountry Ski and Ice Fishing Trip to Trout Lake cabin, located in the Chugach National Forest near Cooper Landing, February 20 – 21; Women’s Hunter Education Class, February 21; and the Tok to Dawson Poker Run Over the Top Snowmachine Adventure, February 25-28. Details on these and other Beyond BOW events can be found at:


Registration is required for all events. Registration forms can be downloaded from http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/region3/programs/bow/index.cfm/FA/bow.schedule or by contacting the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at 267-2218 or the Soldotna Sport Fish office at 262-9368.

Registrations should be mailed to ADF&G, attention Tracy Smith, Division of Sport Fish, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99518.

More information about the program, the March workshop, and the Beyond BOW events can be found online at http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Region3/Programs/BOW/BOWhome.cfm or by calling Tracy Smith (267-2896) or Kirk Lingofelt (267-2534) in Anchorage, or Patti Berkhahn (260-2943) in Soldotna.

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