Michigan DNR Offers Women an Opportunity to Explore Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing, Hunting and More Jan. 28
The Department of Natural Resources is offering a Winter Discovery Day on Saturday, Jan 28 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon. Part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, the program is designed for women to try a variety of outdoor skills in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment.
The $50 fee includes lunch and participants’ choice of two classes. Sessions, taught by experienced volunteer instructors, include:
- Ice Fishing
- Beginning Snowshoeing
- Basic Map and Compass Skills
- Day Hiking
- Duck Hunting
- Self Defense
- Basic Pistol Shooting
- Outdoor Cooking
- Spring Turkey Hunting
“We decided to offer this one-day program for those who want to try some new outdoor recreation activities but can’t get away for the full Winter Discovery Weekend,” said BOW program coordinator Sue Tabor. “Women who are interested in getting outdoors and having some fun are invited to join us. All classes are geared toward beginners – no skill level required!”
The Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center is on the north shore of Higgins Lake at 104 Conservation Drive in Roscommon. Registration and payment must be received no later than Jan. 24.
BOW is a noncompetitive program in which each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace. The emphasis is on the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, and sharing in the success of one another.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.