The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program has scheduled one-day winter workshops Jan. 26-27 at Cross Ranch State Park, Center, and Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau.

Cross-country skiing (Jan. 26) and snowshoeing (Jan. 27) will be offered at Cross Ranch.

Lake Metigoshe offers a variety of classes. A class on dog sledding for first-timers only is available all three days with a limit of six participants per session (this class fills quickly). Snowshoeing and tracking, winter survival and cross-country skiing are available Feb. 25 and 26.

Women interested in the workshops are encouraged to register online at the Game and Fish website, Those interested should sign up immediately, as each class is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $75 for dog sledding and $50 for the other classes. Sign up for a class on two days and receive a $15 discount. Preregistration with payment is required. Equipment and snacks will be provided.

An information and registration form is available for download by accessing the department’s education/outreach link, or by contacting Nancy Boldt, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095; (701) 328-6312; or email

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