and DEC Host ‘Women’s Hunting 101 Workshop’ in the Catskills
On May 4-5, BOW and DEC hosted a hands-on hunting workshop for women, taught by women at the Amahami Outdoor Adventure Camp in Deposit, NY. The purpose of the workshop was to teach women the basics of firearm safety and hunting ethics, and introduce them to the skills necessary to become a successful hunter. Twenty-five women ages 18-72 became NYS certified hunters by the end of the two-day workshop.
Workshop participants learned about the role of hunting in wildlife management, hunting ethics, hunting methods, how to track game, the basics of field dressing large and small game, the benefits of eating and cooking wild game, tree stand safety, how to prepare for going afield, and the basics of firearm and crossbow safety and marksmanship.
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program hosts several Beyond BOW (BBOW) events like this small workshop throughout the year, on a variety of topics ranging from hunting, to camping, Adirondack recreation, and shooting clinics. BOW also hosts a large workshop in the fall, offering more than 40 different classes to teach women outdoor skills.
This year’s fall workshop will be held September 13-15th at the YMCA Silver Bay Retreat in Hague, NY on Lake George. For more information about BOW and BBOW events, sig