(Courtesy UW-Stevens Point)

‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ program offered

Metro Wire Staff

The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is being held on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The workshop is titled “Introduction to Shooting Sports” and will be held at the Bill Cook Izaak Walton League property east of Stevens Point.

The course introduces participants to recreational shooting with a variety of firearms. Participants will learn hands-on firearm safety handling and principles from certified, patient instructors. After becoming familiar with the different guns available, participants will be coached one-on-one in shooting lessons using rifles, shotguns, and handguns.

No experience is necessary, and all the equipment—firearms, ammunition, ear, and eye protection—will be provided. This workshop is designed for beginners but also appropriate for anyone who wants to brush up on their shooting skills or try a type of gun they have not used. It is an opportunity to learn to shoot in a safe, supportive environment.

The $99 registration fee includes lunch. Only 15 spots are available in this one-of-a-kind BOW program designed specifically for women. To reserve a spot, call Peggy Farrell at 715-346-4681 to make a reservation.

The Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League grounds consists of 147 acres of managed forest along the scenic Plover River in east Stevens Point. Its Conservation Center has meeting space and modern restrooms.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops focus on learning outdoor skills including hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, camping, and canoeing. Workshops are designed primarily for women ages 18 and older.

BOW is a nonprofit, outreach education program at UW-Stevens Point and is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.