JANUARY 13, 2016

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop set for Jan. 22-24

Introduction to outdoors skills focuses on fun, education

PHOENIX - For women who just want to find out what the outdoors experience is all about, signing up for a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop is a great place to start. The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct its BOW Deluxe workshop Jan. 22-24, 2016, at Saguaro Lake Ranch, an Arizona guest ranch on the banks of the Salt River in Mesa.

The workshop introduces like-minded women (18 and older) to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, no-pressure setting with expert instructors. A trail ride, kayak safety, javelina hunting, predator calling, outdoor photography, archery, fly-fishing, Dutch-oven cooking and birding are among the courses offered during the day. The evenings are filled with fun and entertainment, like stargazing and guest speakers. Lodging at Saguaro Lake Ranch is comfortable, resort-style ranchettes.

The workshop fee is $380 (add $95 for trail ride) and includes all instruction, course materials, use of equipment, meals and lodging. For information, visit www.azwildlife.org; e-mail: BOW@azwildlife.org; or call 480-644-0077.