If you’d like to learn outdoor skills in a scenic, comfortable, fun outdoor setting, make sure to sign up for the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) “Deluxe” program set for Jan. 25-27. 

The three-day workshop, sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will be held at Saguaro Lake Ranch located on the banks of the Salt River and surrounded by the spectacular Goldfield and Superstition mountains, northeast of the Phoenix metro area. 

This venue is perfect for the woman who likes a little extra comfort with her outdoor experience, with lodging in comfortable, resort-style ranchettes. The workshop will include a variety of classes and outdoor activities, including: 

  • Beginning fishing
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • Archery
  • Birding
  • Hiking 101
  • Outdoor photography
  • Edible and medicinal plants
  • Javelina hunting
  • Desert survival
  • Predator calling
  • Fly fishing 102
  • Geocaching
  • Still-water paddling
  • Trail ride (add $90 to the workshop fee)

There will be evening activities with campfires, live desert animals and star gazing.  

The fee is $380 for the entire weekend and includes all meals, lodging, instruction and use of equipment (add $90 if you are participating in the trail ride). 

The program begins on Friday afternoon, Jan. 25 (registration from noon to 1:30 p.m., welcome at 1:30), and ends at noon on Sunday, Jan. 27 (lunch on Sunday served from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.).

Space is still available, but capacity is limited, so register now. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

For more information or to register, visit the Arizona Wildlife Federation website at www.azwildlife.org, or call (480) 644-0077 or 1-800-827-9453.

Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

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