Packing into the backcountry on your horse is a fun and rewarding experience. Learn the skills needed to pack on horses and mules. Topics will include defensive horse handling, packing and minimum impact horse use. A wide variety of packing equipment and how to use it will be discussed at the workshop. Come learn what will work best for you. A Dutch oven cooked lunch is provided. This workshop is co-hosted by Backcountry Horsemen of the Flathead and Trailhead Supply.
Don't sit inside waiting for the long winter months to pass by. Put on some warm clothes, get outside and try ice fishing. This workshop is at Big Sky Bible Camp with a very short walk to Peterson Lake. You'll learn to use ice fishing rods and tip-ups and other gear like ice augers and sonar fish finders. The workshop is for beginner and intermediate anglers and includes some optional indoor activities and night fishing. The registration fee includes all your fishing equipment, 2 nights lodging dn meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
Class Cancelled due to lack of snow.
Discover the fun of snowshoeing while exploring the winter landscape! Join us for a half day class and try out snowshoes. Choose to attend the morning class (8:00–1:00) or afternoon class (noon–4:30). This workshop is meets in Plains, and then we'll travel to a nearby area to snowshoe. Both the morning and afternoon groups will eat lunch and hear a presentation about Winter Survival during the lunch hour. The $10 registration fee includes your lunch and loaner snowshoes. This workshop is sponsored by Becoming an Outdoors–Woman in North West Montana.
BOW's big summer workshop will be at a beautiful camp near Bigfork. Bring a friend and learn a new activity or improve your existing skills. Participants choose 4 classes from a variety of topics including basic gun handling, rifle, shotgun, fishing, map & compass, canoeing, plant identification, outdoor survival, and more. Fee includes meals and lodging. Book lovers can participate in the BOW Book Club on Friday evening where we'll discuss A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.
Explore the Beartooth Plateau and learn about the diverse array of vegetation found in this beautiful alpine area. You'll learn about the plants and flowers that grow along Beartooth Highway 212 between Red Lodge and Cooke City in this easy to access high elevation (9,500 - 10,500 feet). The class is designed for those with little or no formal plant identification experience. On July 13, a free evening class will be held in Red Lodge to go over basic plant terminology, parts of the plant, and helpful field guides prior to our day in the field.
Discover the joy of bird watching. Learn the basics of bird identification through field marks, sounds and habitat. This class will view birds in different habitats including wetlands and forest. Find out how to attract birds to your backyard. The workshop begins Friday evening and concludes at noon on Sunday. Meals are provided. Lodging is on your own and is available at the Ninepipes Lodge.