Women develop outdoor skills

Women develop outdoor skills

Credit: Emily Hummel, KVUE.com

Women develop outdoor skills

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by Emily Hummel, KVUE.com

kvue.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

AUSTIN — You don't have to be Grizzly Adams to enjoy fishing and camping, but a little knowledge can take you far when heading for the great outdoors.

Texas Parks and Wildlife helps equip women for the journey. For the past 20 years, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop has offered women a chance to learn or sharpen outdoors skills.

Courses include introduction to firearms, mountain bike basics, introduction to bowfishing, geocaching, stand up paddling, and dozens of others.

“Women who may not have grown up around hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities are now interested in gaining more knowledge and experience,” said Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Woman Coordinator Heidi Rao. “BOW offers a non-threatening and comfortable environment to help break down barriers – both real and perceived."

During the past two decades, more than 6,500 women (18 and older) have participated in the workshop held twice each year in different Texas towns.

This weekend marked BOW's 20th anniversary. Go here to see the photos from the BOW workshop at Camp For All in Burton, Texas.

Click here for more information about the next BOW.

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