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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Upcoming Workshops

Beyond BOW Program

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Beyond BOW workshops are another opportunity for women to learn outdoor skills. Beyond BOW is anything we offer that is not the traditional 3-day BOW workshop. They may be “next step” classes for women who have completed a beginner class at a BOW workshop. Or they may be one-day, one-subject classes.

Basic Horse PackingMay 4, 2014

Columbia Falls, MT

Fee: $35

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.

Firearms ShootingMay 17, 2014

Billings, MT

Fee: $59

This is a great opportunity for the new or novice shooter to practice and/or enhance her skills and to become more comfortable with all types of firearms. This 1-day class designed for women will provide a basic understanding of how to safely handle and shoot a variety of firearms including shotguns, rifles and handguns. The class concludes with a session on gun cleaning. The class fee includes all the firearms, ammunition, safety gear and lunch. This workshop is co-hosted by the Yellowstone County Hunter Education instructors and the Blue Creek Sport Shooting Complex.

Mountain BikingJune 28-29, 2014

Whitefish, MT

Fee: $35

Join us for a fun and gentle introduction to the joys of mountain biking, including expert instruction and riding time. You’ll learn how to choose a bike and make it fit you, simple maintenance and repairs on and off the trail, and what to bring on every ride for safety and comfort. The class is based at the Whitefish Bike Retreat located next to the Whitefish Trail system and is for the beginner to intermediate level mountain biker. Class runs from Saturday morning to Sunday noon with an optional Sunday afternoon ride. The class fee includes all meals starting Saturday noon through Sunday noon.

BOW Program 2014

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The BOW program offers a 3-day Summer BOW workshop with a variety of different classes taught over the course of the weekend. Participants attend 4 classes of their choice. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors who provide a supportive, safe, and non-competitive learning environment. Workshops are held in a camp setting. The registration fee includes your lodging, meals, 4 classes, instructional materials, and equipment.

Summer BOW WorkshopAugust 1-3, 2014

Boulder Hot Springs near Boulder

Fee: TBD

BOW's big summer workshop will be at a new venue, Boulder Hot Springs. 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, outdoor survival, and more. More details available in spring 2014.