BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN - Becoming an Outdoors Family 2019 Event Catalog - MN DNR

 
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN - Becoming an Outdoors Family 2019 Event Catalog - MN DNR
BECOMING AN
OUTDOORS WOMAN
Becoming an Outdoors Family
2019 Event Catalog

www.mndnr.gov/education/bow    For general class questions call
MN DNR Toll-free 888-MINNDNR   218-203-4347
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN - Becoming an Outdoors Family 2019 Event Catalog - MN DNR
BOW 2019 Women Events Calendar
Visit www.mndnr.gov/education/bow for class descriptions and registration information

January                                                                   8 Introduction to Fishing, Fort Snelling State Park
     5 Introduction to Ice Fishing, Pine City                             8 Flatwater Kayaking, Prior Lake
     6 Knot Tying, Fort Snelling State Park                           15-16 Spring Becoming an Outdoors Family Workshop,
    12 Beginning Ice Fishing, New Prague                                    Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro
    12 Beginner Nordic Ski, Classic, Bloomington                       TBD Part 2: Bowfishing Trip
 25-27 BOW Women’s Winter Workshop, Audubon Center
                                                                     July
    26 Part 1 and 2: Archery Turkey Hunting Series,
                                                                         13 Geocaching 101 for Women, Afton State Park
       Audubon Center
                                                                         16 Stand up Paddle boarding, Eden Prairie
    27 Part 1: Bowfishing Seminar, Audubon Center
                                                                     August
February                                                               3-4 Summer Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend,
     2 Snowshoe Basics, Fort Snelling State Park
                                                                            Lanesboro
  7–10 Dog Mushing Women’s Winter Adventure,
                                                                       9-11 Sturgeon Fishing Trip, Baudette
       Grand Marais
                                                                        10 Women’s Bike on Luce Line State Trail, Afton
March                                                                       State Park
    16 Maple Syruping in the City, Fort Snelling State Park             10 Flatwater Kayaking, Eden Prairie
    23 Fly Tying, Afton State Park                                      28 Part 1: Archery Deer Hunt Clinic, Hudson
    23 Learn to Cast a Fly Rod, Afton State Park
                                                                     September
April                                                                   4-8 Women’s Mindful Paddle and BWCAW Camp Out
     3Target Archery Class, Hudson                                          for beginners, Hovland
     3Hunting Target Archery Class, Hudson                                7 Trap Shooting and/or Sporting Clays, Pine City
    14Gun Basics Class, Wings North, Pine City                            8 Part 2: Archery Deer Hunt Series, White Bear Lake
    16Fly Fishing Basics, Fish Lake Regional Park,                       10 Fly Fishing for Women, Bryant Lake Park, Eden Prairie
      Maple Grove                                                     13-15 BOW Fall Women’s Workshop, Eagle Bluff
   27 Target Archery Class, Victoria                                     14 Birds, Books, and Binoculars, Fort Snelling State Park
   28 Part 3: Archery Turkey Hunting Series, 3-D Shoot,              18-23 Women’s Mindful Paddle and BWCAW Camp Out
      Stillwater                                                            the Next Step, Hovland
  TBD Mentored Firearm Turkey Hunt, Various                              21 Mentored Game Farm Pheasant Hunt for Women
                                                                            and Families, Pine City
                                                                         28 Women’s Fall Color Walk, Afton State Park
May                                                                  27-29 Part 3: Mentored Archery Deer Hunt, Cedar Creek
      4    Women’s FAS Instructor Course, Carlos Avery                 TBD Mentored Firearm Waterfowl Hunt, Various
      4    Women and Girls FAS certification, Carlos Avery
      5    Morel Mushrooms, Whitewater State Park                    October
      8    Fly Fishing for Women, Silverwood Park, St. Anthony          3-6 Off-the-Grid Creative Writing and Reflection,
 10-12     Spring Firearm or Archery Turkey Hunt, Eagle Bluff                Hovland
      11   Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk, Afton State Park                4-6 Mentored Archery Deer Hunt, Eagle Bluff
     14    Flatwater Kayaking, Maple Grove                              5-6 Learn to Pheasant Hunt Weekend, Horse and Hunt
 16-19     Off-the-Grid Lifestyle Immersion, Hovland                         Club, Prior Lake
     18    Steelhead Fishing Clinic, Two Harbors                           7 Fall Color River Trip, Interstate State Park
  17-19    Part 4: Mentored Archery Turkey Hunt, Cedar Creek              12 Women’s Knot tying class, Afton State Park
    22     Nordic Walking, Fort Snelling State Park                   17-20 Off-the-Grid Sled Dog Fall Training, Hovland
 30-2      Off-the-Grid Creative Writing and Reflection,               TBD Mentored Firearm Upland Bird Hunt, Various
           Hovland
                                                                     November
June                                                                     16 Tundra Swan Migration, Winona
     7 Women’s Archery Class, Afton State Park
                                                                     December
   7-9 Summer Pro-Tips Walleye Fishing Trip, Glenwood

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Let’s have some fun!
A great slate of hunting, fishing and outdoor classes has been prepared for you.
Coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, we at the Becoming an Outdoors
Woman (BOW) program are committed to delivering high quality outdoor skills programming with the
help of volunteers and collaborating organizations. It’s a fun and easy way for you to learn and build skills
in a safe and supportive environment.
You have options with BOW.
Our fall and winter workshops are designed to introduce you to a breadth of experiences during a single
weekend. Our skill courses are designed for those who seek a great depth of knowledge. We also offer
family programs that foster relationships and skill building so that young and old alike can have a great
time in the outdoors. So, select an option that works for you.
The BOW program has grown thanks to our excellent volunteer instructors, and people like you… people
who want to learn more so they can explore more of what Minnesota has to offer.
I hope you can join us.

Linda Bylander
BOW coordinator

2019 Women
Weekend Workshops
Weekend workshops are filled with a variety of outdoor
skill classes, evening programs and fun! Lodging, meals,
instruction and equipment are provided for one low price.

Registration brochures for these weekends can be found
online at www.mndnr.gov/education/bow.

Women’s Winter Workshop
Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone
January 25 - 27

Women’s Fall Workshop
Eagle Bluff ELC, Lanesboro
September 13 - 15

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“Beyond” BOW
                                                                       Classes for Women
                                                                       Want to learn outdoor skills but can’t attend a BOW
                                                                       workshop? Beyond BOW classes are designed for women
                                                                       who want to learn a specific skill related to hunting, fishing
                                                                       and non-consumptive sports. We offer beginner level
                                                                       through advanced weekend mentored programs. “Learn
                                                                       to” Skill classes are designed to be introductory and focus
                                                                       on teaching the basics of a specific skill in a small class
                                                                       setting. “Mentored” classes are for women who already
                                                                       have the skill fundamentals. Except where noted, classes
                                                                       are designed for women ages 18 and older and girls ages
                                                                       14-17 with a guardian.

FISHING
A State Park vehicle permit is required for classes held in state parks. A day pass is $7 or annual pass is
$35 and are available at the park office. Minnesota fishing licenses and necessary stamps (e.g. trout) are
required except where noted.

 LEARN TO FISH CLASSES
 “Learn to” skill classes are designed to be introductory and focus on teaching the basics of
 a specific skill in a small class setting.

Introduction to Ice Fishing                                            Learn to Cast a Fly Rod
Wings North, Pine City                                                 Afton State Park
January 5 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Fee $37.50 • Limit 24                   March 23 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Free
Register at wings1@ecenet.com                                          Registration not required, for information contact
Angela Londgren is teaming up with Wings North staff to                Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us
offer a learn how to ice fish program. Fee includes bait, shirt,       Learn the basics of casting a fly rod, or further hone your
lunch, and dinner with fish cleaning demo, guides and gear.            cast. Rods will be provided but you may bring your own if
Fishing license required.                                              you have one.

Beginner Ice Fishing for Women, Ages 6+                                Fly Fishing Basics for Women, Ages 12+
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague                              Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
January 12 • 3 - 5 p.m. • Fee $8                                       April 16 • 6 - 8 p.m.
Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700
                                                                       Silverwood Park, St. Anthony
Try one of Minnesota’s winter pastimes. Discuss equipment,             May 8 • 6 - 8 p.m.
ice and cold-water safety. Fishing license required.
                                                                       Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
Fly Tying for Women                                                    September 10 • 6 - 8 p.m. • Fee $15 per class
Afton State Park                                                       Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700
March 23 • 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Free                                       Discover the rhythms and techniques of fly fishing. Learn
Registration not required, for information contact                     about equipment, casting, shooting the line, and fly types
Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us                                            and presentations. Try your hand at fishing. Equipment and
Learn fly tying skills. Materials provided.                            day fishing license provided.

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Introduction to Fishing                                                             Steelhead Fishing Clinic
Fort Snelling State Park                                                            Two Harbors
June 8 • 9 - 11 a.m. • Free                                                         May 18 • Free (donations welcomed)
Register at 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us                         Register at womenontheflyms@gmail.com
We’ll cover the basics of fishing equipment and fish                                This one day stream-side clinic is great for beginners or
identification before throwing a line into Snelling Lake. No                        intermediate anglers. Topics include steelhead migration,
license is required and all equipment is provided. Dress for                        spawning, equipment, safety, rigging, presentation and
the weather and meet at the fishing pier.                                           technique with a focus on fly-fishing and drift fishing with
                                                                                    a fly rod or spinning set up. Minnesota fishing license, trout
                                                                                    stamp and your own equipment are required. This event is
                                                                                    led by Lisa Murphy of the Minnesota Steelheader’s Women
                                                                                    on the Fly program.
 FISHING MENTORED CLASSES
 “Mentored” classes are for women who already have the                              Pro-tips! Walleye Fishing Trip
 skill fundamentals and want to practice the skill with an                          Glenwood
 experienced mentor.                                                                June 7 - 9 • Fee $285 • Limit 12
                                                                                    Register at koepbait@yahoo.com
Fishing license and equipment required except where noted.                          Learn about walleye fishing techniques on Lake Minnewaska.
                                                                                    We will cover how to fish in the morning seminar presented
                                                                                    by Nancy Koep, then will hit the water to fish. Includes two
  Bowfishing Series                                                                 nights lodging, Saturday lunch and fish fry dinner, seminar,
  Part 1 Bowfishing Seminar                                                         fish cleaning, and on-water guided fishing both Saturday and
  Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone                                      Sunday. Equipment and bait provided. License required and
  January 27 • 9 a.m. - noon • Free • Limit 30                                      life jackets are mandatory while fishing.
  Register at linda.bylander@state.mn.us
  BOW and Land of Lakes Bowfishing Association are
                                                                                    Summer Guided Sturgeon Fishing Trip
                                                                                    Lake of the Woods
  teaming up to offer this series at Audubon. Bowfishing is
                                                                                    August 9 - 11 • Fee $225 • Limit 12
  fishing using specialized archery equipment to shoot and
                                                                                    Registration form page 15
  retrieve rough fish. Learn the basics of how to bowfish
  which includes regulations, species to fish, equipment                            DNR staff will discuss sturgeon management Friday evening.
  and technique.                                                                    Saturday through Sunday noon will be spent fishing with
                                                                                    guides. Costs include two nights lodging (two women/
  Part 2 Bowfishing Trip
                                                                                    hotel room), guides, boats, rods and bait. License required.
  Location TBD
                                                                                    Preference given to new participants or those bringing a
  Date TBD • Fee $50
                                                                                    new person.
  Women who have attended Part 1 have the opportunity
  to fish with the Land of Lakes Bowfishing member.
                                                                                    Please include your name, class title and date
  Participants must have a license and provide their
                                                                                    when registering for a class through email.
  own equipment.

500 Lafayette Road                                                                  ©2019, State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040
888-646-6367 or 651-296-6157                                                        Printed on recycled paper containing a minimum of 10 percent
www.mndnr.gov                                                                       post‑consumer waste and vegetable-based ink.

The Minnesota DNR prohibits discrimination in its programs and services based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
sex, public assistance status, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable modifications
to access or participate in DNR programs and services by contacting the DNR ADA Title II Coordinator at info.dnr@state.mn.us
or 651-296-6157. Discrimination inquiries should be sent to Minnesota DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4049; or
Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.
Sign language interpretation or language translation services are available by request with two weeks notice by emailing
info.dnr@state.mn.us or by calling 651-296-6157.                                                                                                   FAW_531_19

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HUNTING
Please join us for a Learn to Hunt Series or an individual          Gun Basics and Shooting Sports Class
class. Hunting licenses and equipment are required for hunts        Wings North, Pine City
except where noted. If you were born after January 1, 1980          April 14 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Fee $75 • Limit 20
a firearms safety certification (FAS) is required to hunt           Register at wings1@ecenet.com
in Minnesota.                                                       Learn about different types of firearms and then shoot at
                                                                    standing and moving targets. After lunch you will learn how to
                                                                    clean guns. Lunch, equipment and ammunition are included.

                                                                    Women’s or Girls Firearms Safety Course Field Day
                                                                    Carlos Avery WMA, Forest Lake
                                                                    May 4 • noon - 5 p.m. • Fee $24.95 • Limit 24
                                                                    Register at Brandon.McGaw@state.mn.us
                                                                    This is a Field Day for women or girls ages 11+, who have
                                                                    completed the online FAS course at www.huntercourse.com.
                                                                    Students must bring their online course completion voucher
                                                                    to attend. (Click on the Minnesota version and pay the
                                                                    $24.95 fee by credit card). The range and field day will cover
                                                                    firearms handling and training, tree stand safety, shooting of
                                                                    a small rifle (.22 caliber) and other safety related scenarios.
                                                                    You must successfully pass the online course and the field
                                                                    day to be certified. Email your registration and be sure to
                                                                    include the name(s) of those attending, email address, phone
                                                                    number, and the class date.

                                                                    Women’s Firearms Safety Instructor Course
                                                                    Carlos Avery WMA, Forest Lake
                                                                    May 4 • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Free
                                                                    Register at Brandon.McGaw@state.mn.us
                                                                    This class is to become a certified volunteer instructor to
                                                                    teach DNR Firearms Safety. This certification will allow you
                                                                    to teach the Classroom and Online Firearms Safety Course
                                                                    and the Field Day. This female only class will be followed up
 LEARN TO HUNT SKILL CLASSES                                        with a firearms safety class where you will apply what you have
                                                                    learned with assistance from Regional Training Officers.
 “Learn to” skill classes are designed to be introductory
                                                                    You will need your FAS certificate, be 18 or older, and agree
 and focus on teaching the basics of a specific skill in a          to a background check to register for this class. Email your
 small class setting.                                               registration and be sure to include the name(s) of those
                                                                    attending, email address, phone number, and the class date.
Equipment provided except where noted.
                                                                    Trap Shooting and/or Sporting Clays
Hunting Target Archery Class                                        Wings North, Pine City
A-1 Archery, Hudson                                                 September 7 • Trap Shooting 9 a.m. - noon • Fee $50 ($85
April 3 • 7 - 8 p.m. • Fee $10 • Limit 10, minimum 5                for both) • Limit 30
Register at danakeller@a1archerystore.com                           September 7 • Sporting Clays 1 - 4 p.m. • Fee $50 ($85 for
                                                                    both) • Limit 30
This class is for women interested in hunting with their bows
                                                                    Register at wings1@ecenet.com
and are either in the archery series or have experience
target shooting. Join Dana Keller at A-1 archery to learn how       In the morning learn the concept and skills of trap shooting.
to shoot from blinds and where to aim at turkey targets.            In the afternoon to learn the skill of shooting sporting clays.
Equipment available or bring your own.                              Please bring your own firearm and ammunition. We will try to
                                                                    accommodate those without a firearm.

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LEARN TO HUNT SERIES CLASSES                                        New
                                                                            Deer Hunting Archery Series
The Learn to Hunt Series classes are for women wanting               BOW is teaming up with A-1 Archery, Bald Eagle
to learn a how to hunt from start to finish. Women are               Sportsmen’s Association, Safari Club International, and
encouraged to register for the entire series. Hunts are              UM Cedar Creek Reserve to host a Learn to Hunt deer
optional with preference given to those in the series.               archery series for women. The series is designed for
Hunting licenses and equipment are required for hunts                women who have archery experience and now want to
except where noted. Firearms safety certification is                 try deer archery hunting.
required for all mentored hunts.                                     Register at linda.bylander@state.mn.us
                                                                     Part 1: Deer Hunting Clinic and Tree Stand Basics
                                                                     A-1 Archery, Hudson
  Turkey Hunting Archery Series                                      August 28 • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  BOW is teaming up with A-1 Archery, Chilakoot                      Mike Foster and Dana Keller from A-1 Archery will
  Bowhunters, Safari Club International, and UM Cedar                teach the basics of deer archery hunting including deer
  Creek Reserve to host a four Part Learn to Hunt Turkey             biology and habitat, regulations, calls, tree stand safety,
  archery series for women. This series is for women new             equipment and hunting blinds.
  to archery hunting or those with target experience but
  what to learn to hunt.                                             Part 2: 3-D Archery Shoot
                                                                     Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association, White Bear Lake
  Register at linda.bylander@state.mn.us                             September 8 • Fee $10
  Part 1 and Part 2: Turkey Clinic and Hunting                       This class at will focus on shooting at realistic 3-D animal
  Archery Basics                                                     targets set in the woods. Learn where to shoot, how to
  Sandstone                                                          gauge shooting distance, and shoot from elevated stands.
  January 26 • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Fee $20
  Mike Foster from A-1 Archery will teach the basics of              Part 3: (optional) Mentored Archery Deer Hunt
  archery turkey hunting including turkey biology, habitat,          Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel
  regulations, calls, equipment and technique. After                 September 27 - 29 • Fee $100 • Limit 5
  included lunch, Dana Keller from A-1 Archery will focus            Preference is given to women in the deer archery
  on archery basics, hunting bows and shooting. You may              series. Hunters are required to have their own archery
  bring your own equipment or use equipment provided.                equipment and archery deer license. Two nights lodging
  Participants will register for Part 3 and optional Part 4          and mentors included in this weekend hunt.
  during the first class January 26.
  Part 3: 3-D Archery Shoot
  Chilakoot Archery Club, Stillwater                                 Learn to Pheasant Hunt Series
  April 28 • 8 a.m. to noon • Fee $12                                Part 1: Pheasant Workshop
  Class will focus on shooting at realistic 3-D animal targets       Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, Prior Lake
  set in the woods. Learn where to shoot and how to gauge            October 5 - 6 • Fee $225 • Limit 14
  shooting distances.                                                Register at sandybow@gmail.com
  Part 4: (optional) Mentored Archery Turkey Hunt                     Join a group of instructors who call themselves the
  Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel                 “Bird Busting’ Babes” for an action packed Learn to Hunt
  May 17 - 19 • Fee $100 • Limit 12                                  pheasant’s workshop. Saturday’s classes include shotgun
  Preference is given to women enrolled in the turkey                basics, sporting clays shooting, gun cleaning, the basics
  hunting archery series. Two nights lodging, instruction            of shotgun shells, and pheasant habitat. Sunday’s class
  and mentored hunt are included. Archery equipment                  includes more shooting and a game of Annie Oakley.
  and over-the-counter Minnesota archery turkey                      One night lodging, all Saturday meals, Sunday breakfast
  license required.                                                  and a 3 bird game farm hunt included.
                                                                     Part 2: Pheasant Hunt
                                                                     Location TBD
Please include your name, class title and date
when registering for a class through email.                          Participate in a mentored game farm hunt following the
                                                                     workshop. Date will be determined at the first session.

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HUNTING Continued…
 MENTORED HUNTS FOR WOMEN
 Mentored hunts are for women who have the skill fundamentals and want to try hunting with an
 experienced mentor. Hunting licenses and equipment are required except where noted. Firearms
 safety certification is required for all mentored hunts. Additional Learn to Hunt classes for turkey,
 pheasant and waterfowl are listed under the family hunting section on page 13. The family Learn to
 Hunt classes are open to both women and/or families.

Spring Firearm or Archery Turkey Hunt                               Mentored Women and Family Pheasant Hunt
Eagle Bluff ELC, Lanesboro                                          Wings North, Pine City
May 10 - 12 • Fee $110 • Limit 4                                    September 21 • 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Fee $150 • Limit 30
Register at education@eagle-bluff.org or 507-467-2437               Register at wings1@ecenet.com
Learn the basics of turkey hunting and then participate in a        Shooting Preserve hunts are a great way for a beginner to
mentored hunt. Lodging, instruction, ground blinds, and some        learn how to hunt a field. Mentors and their dogs will guide
meals included in this weekend hunt. Eagle Bluff can provide        your hunt. Learn how to anticipate a flushing bird, safe
the firearm if needed. Bow hunters are required to have their       shooting and how to hunt in a group. A bird cleaning class
own archery equipment. Over-the-counter license and FAS             and a pheasant lunch will follow. Firearm safety certificate,
required. Archery and firearm skills required.                      your own guns and ammunition required, or they are
                                                                    available for rental/purchase as well. A hunting license is
Fall Archery Deer Hunt                                              not required for preserve hunts.
Eagle Bluff ELC, Lanesboro
October 4 - 6 • Fee $110 • Limit 4
Register at education@eagle-bluff.org or 507-467-2437
Preference given to women in the archery series. Hunters
are required to have their own archery equipment, and an
archery deer license. Eagle Bluff will provide the ground
blinds, enclosed platforms, or tree stands. Lodging, mentors,
and some meals included in this weekend hunt. Archery
skill required.

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Outdoor Skills Classes
BOW is teaming up with Minnesota State Parks, Three Rivers Parks and volunteers to offer a variety of
outdoor skill classes. A State Park Vehicle pass is required at State Parks. Passes can be purchased at
the Park entrance for $7 for a day pass or $35 for an annual pass.

Knot Tying                                                           Maple Syruping in the City
Fort Snelling State Park                                             Fort Snelling State Park
January 6 • 10 - 11 a.m. • Free                                      March 16 • 10 a.m. - noon • Free
Register at 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us          Register at 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us
Join us for a cozy morning learning a few knots that you             Melting snow means maple syrups season is near. Join a
might find useful on your next camping or canoeing trip.             park naturalist for a fun morning learning about the history
Materials provided. Meet at the Visitor Center.                      of maple syruping in the region and learning how to tap,
                                                                     collect, and cook your own sap. Dress for the weather, wear
Women’s Classic Beginner Nordic Ski Lesson                           sturdy boots, and meet at the Visitor Center.
Hyland Park Reserve, Bloomington
January 12 • noon - 1:30 p.m. • Fee $24 ($36 with                    Beginning Target Archery Class
ski rental)                                                          A-1 Archery, Hudson
Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700            April 3 • 6 - 7 p.m. • Fee $10 • Limit 10, minimum 5
Learn proper equipment fitting, diagonal stride, stopping,           Register at danakeller@a1archerystore.com
turning, and hill techniques.                                        This class is for beginner through advanced levels. Join Dana
                                                                     Keller at A-1 Archery to learn tips to target archery shooting.
Snowshoeing Basics                                                   Equipment available or bring your own.
Fort Snelling State Park
February 2 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Free                                    Women’s Target Archery, Ages: 14+
Register at 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us          Carver Park Reserve, Victoria
If you can walk can walk, you can snowshoe! Join us for a            April 27 • 1 - 3 p.m. • Fee $10
tutorial about snowshoes before we try them out on the               Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700
trails. Equipment provided. Dress for the weather and wear           Learn basics of shooting safely and accurately at stationary
sturdy boots and meet at the Visitor Center.                         targets and from an elevated platform.

Dog Mushing! Women’s Winter Adventure                                Morel Mushrooms
Hovland                                                              Whitewater State Park
February 7 - 10 • Fee $995 • Limit 6                                 May 5 • 10 a.m. - noon • Fee $5
Register at linda@points-unknown.com or 218-370-0283                 Register at sara.holger@state.mn.us
This adventure is for those who want to actively participate         Learn how to identify, find and cook the tasty morel
in learning to run your own small team of sled dogs through          mushrooms of the hardwood forests.
miles of beautiful trails in the remote wilderness of northern
Minnesota. Instruction is provided in an atmosphere of               Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk
encouragement, support and team work. Includes home                  Afton State Park
lodging and cooked meals. For details visit www.points-              May 11 • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Free
unknown.com/women.                                                   Register at 651-231-6968 or Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us
                                                                     Join the Naturalist to walk the Brown’s Creek State Trail in
                                                                     Stillwater to look for spring birds and wildflowers.

Please include your name, class title and date
when registering for a class through email.

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Outdoor Skills Classes                                                  Women’s Archery Class
                                                                        Afton State Park
                                                                        June 7 • 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Free
Continued…
                                                                        Register at 651-231-6968
                                                                        Get hands on archery instruction from a certified instructor.
Flatwater Kayaking Essentials for Women                                 Equipment provided. Please park by the picnic grounds. The
Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove                                    program is held outside, so dress appropriately.
May 14 or July 9 • 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Fee, $50
Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake                                   Geocaching 101 for Women
June 8 • 1 - 4 p.m. • Fee, $50                                          Afton State Park
Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie                                 July 13 • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. • Free
August 10 • 1 - 4 p.m. • Fee, $50                                       Register at 651-231-6968 or Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us

Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700               Learn to use a GPS and join this recreational activity that
                                                                        happens all over the world. We will also learn to use the
Learn beginning kayak safely, proper paddling form, and
                                                                        Avenza map app for DNR geo pdf maps.
paddle strokes. Equipment provided.
                                                                        Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson, Ages 14+
Off Grid: Lifestyle Immersion                                           Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
Hovland
                                                                        July 16 • 7 - 9 p.m. • Fee $35
May 16 - 19 or November 7 - 10 • Fee $395 • Limit 6
                                                                        Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700
Register at linda@points-unknown.com or 218-370-0283
                                                                        Try stand-up paddleboarding, an exciting way to explore the
This weekend is led by Linda Newman. You will be immersed
                                                                        water. Equipment provided.
in Linda’s off-grid lifestyle and will participate in every
aspect that from her sled dogs to beeswax candle making.
                                                                        Women’s Interpretive Bike Ride
This is your adventure so Linda will speak with each of you
                                                                        Afton State Park
about your desires for the weekend and make sure you are
                                                                        August 10 • 9:30 a.m. start • Free
able to experience what you’d like to of her off-grid lifestyle.
                                                                        Register at 651-231-6968 or Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us
Lodging in the guest suite and meals will be potluck.
                                                                        This moderately paced ride on the Luce Line State Trail will
Nordic Walking                                                          be about 16-20 miles round trip on a gravel travel. We will
Fort Snelling State Park                                                stop for lunch. Bring your own bike and helmet. Meet at the
May 22 • 6 - 7 p.m. or September 12 • 6 - 7 p.m. • Fee $15              Hwy 110 parking lot for this trail.
Register at www.flatrockadventures.com
                                                                        Women’s Mindful Paddle and BWCAW
Join BOW instructor Kay Okey to learn the basics of Nordic
walking. The simple addition of poles turns your walk into              Camp Out for Beginners
a total body workout, engaging up to 90% of your muscles                Hovland
while increasing your heart rate and calorie burn. Join us for          September 4 - 8 • Fee $695 • Limit 6, minimum 4
an introduction to the theory and to learn basic techniques.            Register at linda@points-unknown.com
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for outdoor                    Led by Linda Newman and Windcradle’s Mary Ellen Ashcroft, 25
weather. Equipment provided. State Park sticker required.               year canoe guide. We stay the first night in the Points Unknown
                                                                        Guest Suite and then head up the Arrowhead Trail to the least
Off Grid: Creative Writing and Reflection                               utilized entry point into the BWCAW for three days of paddling
Hovland                                                                 and two nights of camping. Fee includes first and last night
May 30 - June 2 or October 3 - 6 • Fee $395 • Limit 6                   lodging, meals, instruction, canoes, paddles and life jackets.
Register at linda@points-unknown.com
The weekend is led by Linda Newman and Windcradle’s Mary                Birds, Books, and Binoculars
Ellen Ashcroft, current creative writing instructor for the             Fort Snelling State Park
Grand Marais Art Colony. In addition to reflective writing,             September 14 • 9 - 11 a.m. • Free
participants are invited to participate in hikes led by Linda.          Register at 612-725-2724 or email krista.jensen@state.mn.us
She will share some of her secret spots along Lake Superior’s           Birding is an enjoyable and challenging hobby. Join a park
shores that may include some of the Points Unknown                      naturalist for a birding hike after learning how to use a field
sled dogs. Lodging is included. There will be collaborative             guide and binoculars. Equipment provided. Dress for the
cooking (potluck).                                                      weather and meet at the Visitor Center.

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Women’s Mindful Paddle and BWCAW                                        Women’s Knot Tying Class
Camp Out—the Next Step                                                  Afton State Park
Hovland                                                                 October 12 • 9:30 - 11 a.m. • Free
September 18 - 23 • Fee $995 • Limit 6, minimum 4                       Register at 651-231-6968 or Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us
Register at linda@points-unknown.com                                    Which knot is used to tie up a tarp and how is it tied?
The weekend for non-beginners is led by Linda Newman                    Knowing how to tie a few basic knots makes a big difference
and Mary Ellen Ashcroft, 25 year canoe guide. We will stay              in situations life throws at us. Learn how to tie some basic
one night in the Points Unknown Guest Suite and then                    and useful knots as we drink warm cider by the fireplace.
head up the Arrowhead Trail to the least utilized entry                 You will be able to bring home a “survival” bracelet.
point into the BWCAW for four days of paddling and three
nights of camping. Fee includes first and last night lodging,           Off Grid: Sled Dog Fall Training
instruction, meals, canoes, paddles and life jackets.                   Hovland
                                                                        October 17 -20 • Fee $495 • Limit 4
Women’s Autumn Color Walk                                               Register at linda@points-unknown.com or 218-370-0283
Afton State Park                                                        The weekend is led by BOW dog sledding instructor, Linda
September 28 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Free                                     Newman. You will be immersed in Linda’s off-grid lifestyle
Register at 651-231-6968 or Linda.radimecky@state.mn.us                 with her sled dogs and participate in fall training for the sled
Join the Naturalist on a walk on Brown’s Creek State Trail,             dogs which involves wheels instead of a sled. This weekend is
Neal Ave Trailhead, to look for fall colors.                            all about dogs! Lodging include in the guest suite, meals will
                                                                        be potluck.
Fall Color River Trip
Interstate State Park                                                   Tundra Swan Migration Public Bus Tour
October 7 • 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. • Fee $37                               Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge, Winona
Register by September 30 at okeykay@gmail.com or at                     November 16 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Fee $25 (subject to change)
www.flatrockadventures.com                                              Register by early November at 507-494-6238
Join BOW instructors Kay Okey and Deb Gallop to enjoy a                 This public bus tour will travel to witness the spectacular
fall day on the river. Includes instruction on entering and             Tundra Swam migration. Includes lunch.
exiting a canoe/kayak and proper paddling techniques. Bring
rain gear and full water bottle. The one-way trip begins in
Taylors Falls. Paddle down the St. Croix River to Osceola               Please include your name, class title and date
landing and shuttle back to Taylors Falls. Life jackets required        when registering for a class through email.
to be worn. Equipment provided.

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Family Weekends and Events

BOW works cooperatively with BOW volunteers, the Minnesota DNR, Eagle Bluff Environmental
Learning Center, and Three Rivers Parks to offer family opportunities.

2019 FAMILY OUTDOORS WEEKENDS                                         FAMILY LEARN TO FISH
Eagle Bluff ELC, Lanesboro                                            Beginner Ice Fishing, 6+
Reconnect with family members in the great outdoors this              Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
year! Class options include: rock climbing, archery, family           February 24 • 2 - 4 p.m. • Fee $8/person
geocaching, fishing, rifle range, high ropes course, canoeing,
                                                                      Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
and more! Lodging, meals, instruction and equipment are
                                                                      January 27 • 4 - 6 p.m. • Fee $8/person
provided for one low price. For more information and to
register, visit www.eagle-bluff.org/top/events/                       Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
                                                                      Try your luck at one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes.
Spring Family Weekend                                                 Discuss equipment and ice and cold-water safety.
June 15 - 16
Fee $90/person or $335 for a family of four and $85 for               Family Fishing, All Ages
each additional person                                                Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague
                                                                      June 16 • 2 - 4 p.m. • Fee $6/person
Summer Family Weekend
                                                                      Fish Lake Regional Park, Maple Grove
August 3 - 4
                                                                      August 11 • 1 - 3 p.m. • Fee $6/person
Fee $90/person or $335 for a family of four and $85 for
                                                                      Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
each additional person
                                                                      Join us for a fishing outing for your whole family! Find
                                                                      out what types of fish are found in our local lakes, how to
                                                                      prepare your equipment, what bait to use, and how to handle
                                                                      the fish once you catch them. All equipment provided. Day
                                                                      fishing license will be provided for the duration of program.

                                                                      Family Fishing on the Opener, All Ages
                                                                      Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
                                                                      May 11 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Fee $6/person
                                                                      Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
                                                                      Learn about types of fish, preparing equipment, bait and
                                                                      handling the fish once they’re caught. Equipment and fishing
                                                                      license provided for program only.

                                                                      Steelheader Fall Pink Salmon Streamside
                                                                      Fishing Clinic
                                                                      North Shore
                                                                      September 2019 • Free, donations welcomed
                                                                      Register at mnsteelheader@gmail.com
                                                                      This is an on the water clinic where you will learn about
                                                                      north shore stream fishing, habitat, angling techniques
                                                                      with focus on fly angling, and one-on-one time, on the
                                                                      water, with our guides. Our emphasis will be on the Pink
                                                                      Salmon migration. This clinic is geared toward beginner and
                                                                      intermediate anglers. Minors are required to attend with a
                                                                      parent to participate.

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Becoming an Outdoors Family programs are open to men, women and children who want to
learn outdoor skills as a family unit. Come as a family or attend alone! All types of families
are welcome: dads, moms, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and scout troops. Family events are
a great way to reconnect with each other as well as the great outdoors.

MENTORED FAMILY LEARN TO                                             FAMILY OUTDOOR SKILL CLASSES
HUNT CLASSES                                                         Additional class dates and times are available by visiting
                                                                     www.ThreeRiversParks.org
Learn to Turkey Hunt
Various locations
April - May
                                                                     Family Classic Beginner Nordic Ski Lesson
                                                                     Elm Creek Park, Maple Grove
Register February - March with Kevin Hurst at National Wild
                                                                     January 13 • noon - 1:30 p.m. • Fee $24/person ($36 with
Turkey Federation khurst@nwtf.net
                                                                     ski rental)
These hunts are open to inexperienced adult and family               Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
members. Turkey hunting license, firearm safety certification
                                                                     Learn proper equipment fitting, diagonal stride, stopping,
and equipment is required. Hosted by National Wild Turkey
                                                                     turning, and hill techniques.
Federation. This is a two-morning hunt with a mandatory
clinic prior to the hunt.
                                                                     Family Snowshoe with Hot Cocoa, Ages 4+
                                                                     French Park Regional Park, Plymouth
Learn to Waterfowl Hunt
                                                                     February 23 • 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Fee $6/person
Various locations
                                                                     Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
September - November
Register June - August with Ruth at rhoefs@                          Explore snow banks, search for animal tracks and warm up
mnducksvolunteer.org or Joel at jbrice@deltawaterfowl.org            with hot cocoa afterwards. Equipment provided. Depending
                                                                     on weather conditions, a winter hike may be substituted
These hunts are open to inexperienced adult and family
                                                                     followed by a campfire.
members. Waterfowl license, appropriate duck stamps,
firearm safety certification, and your own equipment
required. Hosted by Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl.

Mentored Women and Family Pheasant Hunt
Wings North, Pine City
September 21 • 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Fee $150 • Limit 30
Register at wings1@ecenet.com
Shooting Preserve hunts are a great way for a beginner to
learn how to hunt a field. Mentors and their dogs will guide
your hunt. Learn how to anticipate a flushing bird, safe
shooting and how to hunt in a group. A bird cleaning class
and a pheasant lunch will follow. Firearm safety certificate,
your own guns and ammunition required, or they are
available for rental/purchase as well. A hunting license is
not required for preserve hunts.

Learn to Upland Bird Hunt—Firearm Hunt
Various locations
October - November, 2019
Register July through mid-August with Will Clayton at
Pheasants Forever wclayton@pheasantsforever.org
These hunts are open to inexperienced adult and family
hunters. Hunters need a small game hunting license, firearm
safety certification, and their own equipment. Hosted
by Pheasants Forever. This is a one day hunt available at
various locations.

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Maple Syruping Festival, All Ages                              Canoe When the Moon is Full, Ages 5+
French Regional Park, Plymouth                                 Carver Park Reserve, Victoria
March 10 • 1 - 4 p.m. or March 23 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.           June 15 • 8:30 - 10-30 p.m. • Fee $8/person
Fee $6/person                                                  Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700           August 16 • 8 - 10 p.m. • Fee $8/person
Tap a tree, collect sap, and watch it boil down. Sample the    Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
park’s natural sweetness with pancakes!                        Canoe under the full moon. Listen for wildlife while enjoying
                                                               the night sky. Equipment provided.
Geocaching for Eggs, All Ages
Cleary Lake Park, Prior Lake                                   Family Kayaking, Ages 8+
April 20 • 9 - 11 a.m. • Fee $8/person                         Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake
Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700           July 14 • 9 - 11 a.m. • Fee $20/person
Learn geocaching basics and use your new skills hunting        Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
for eggs.                                                      Make some family memories as you learn the basics of
                                                               kayaking together. This lesson for beginners is designed
Family Archery, Ages 7+                                        around having fun, being safe, learning proper technique and
Carver Park Reserve, Victoria                                  touring local lakes. All equipment is provided.
April 27 • 10 a.m. - noon • Fee $10/person
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague                      Geocaching for S’mores Under the Full Moon,
April 28 • 1 - 3 p.m. • Fee $10/person                         All Ages
Cleary Lake Regional Park in Partnership with Scott County,    French Regional Park, Plymouth
Prior Lake                                                     September 13 • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Fee $8/person
May 4 • 10 a.m. - noon • Fee $10/person                        Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton                                 Yummy, gooey s’mores! Learn geocaching basics and search
October 5 • 1 - 3 p.m. • Fee $10/person                        for delicious treasure.
Register at www.ThreeRiversParks.org or 763-559-6700
Learn the basics of shooting safely and accurately with        Please include your name, class title and date
skilled instructors. Shoot at stationary targets and compete   when registering for a class through email.
in fun shooting games. Equipment provided.
General Registration                          Page 1 of 1

BOW Registration                                                                                                                          2019
Please ONLY use this form if you were directed to this page for class registration.
Send form with a check payable to: MN DNR - BOW                                                                            Class Sessions
                                   DNR, FISH AND WILDLIFE                                                                  Please check boxes below for
                                   c/o CASSANDRA HAWKENSON                                                                 the classes you are registering
                                   500 LAFAYETTE RD                                                                        for. If the class is not listed
                                   ST PAUL MN 55155-4020                                                                   please recheck the class
                                                                                                                           description for registration
  NAME
                                                                                                                           information.
  STREET ADDRESS                                                                                                             Sturgeon Fishing,
                                                                                                                           August 9‑11, Fee $225
  CITY                                                                              STATE       ZIP CODE

  DAYTIME PHONE #                                               EVENING PHONE #                                               Archery Series,
                                                                                                                           January 26, Fee $20

  MN DNR# ____________________________ (YOUR MN DNR NUMBER, ALSO CALLED A CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION
  NUMBER, CAN BE FOUND ON ALL DNR LICENSES OR LOOKED UP BY GOING TO LICENSES.DNR.STATE.MN.US/, CLICK ON
  “BUY A LICENSE” THEN CLICK ON “GET STARTED.”)                                                                                ___________________________

 Provide your email address if you want to be notified about upcoming BOW events.
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                                                                                                                           _______________________________
Names of all those attending and their age if under 18.
  NAME                                        AGE           NAME                                           AGE
                                                                                                                               ___________________________

Risk and Responsibility                                                                                                    _______________________________
The applicant by signing below recognizes that the program involves some risk and takes responsibility for all action or
injury that may result by participating. Participants understand that photographs may be taken during the sessions and
may be used for future support of the program.                                                                             _______________________________

Signature________________________________________________________                   Date___________________________
                                                                                                                           Total Fees $_________________

Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian and have parent or legal guardian complete
the following:                                                                                                             A confirmation letter will
As the parent or legal guardian of the person ages 14–17, I certify that ________________________________________          be sent a few weeks prior
has my permission to attend and participate in all activities for this event and I give permission to the conditions       to these classes with class
listed in the “Release” statement.                                                                                         details.

Signature of Parent or Guardian ____________________________________                Date___________________________

  Office Use Only: Becoming An Outdoors Woman/Family
  Refunds given only for requests received 30 days before class start date.
  Date registration received ____________________________________            Check Number___________________ 	 Amount ___________________

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      Class is filled, check returned				                                                   Refund issued for cancellation by participant
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman and
Becoming an Outdoors Family Programs!

NATIONAL SPONSORS                         BOW STEERING COMMITTEE
 • Browning                               Nicola Blake-Bradley   Marcia Michalik
 • Ducks Unlimited                        Sheri Brengman        Rachelle Studer
 • Leupold                                Jan Cartwright        Julie Thompson
 • Lodge Manufacturing                    Heidi Davies          Kathy VonBank
 • NRA Women on Target                    Desiree Holmberg
 • Pheasant Forever
 • Pope and Young Club
 • UWSP Foundation

MINNESOTA SUPPORTERS
 • A-1 Archery
 • Audubon Center of the Northwoods
 • Bald Eagle Sportsmen’s Association
 • Chilakoot Bowhunters
 • Eagle Bluff ELC
 • Koep Bait
 • North Country Bowhunter, Safari Club
		International
 • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
 • Three Rivers Parks District
 • Wings North
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