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2015 Workshop Schedule

(updated throughout the year)

Save the Date: Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Weekend
Three weekend events are being held across the state this summer. These family-friendly overnight events are designed for those who are new to camping and want to give it a try. In addition to camping, activities may include outdoor cooking, fishing, archery, and nature observation.

July 18 & 19 – Myles Standish State Forest, Carver
July 25 & 26 – Harold Parker State Forest, Andover
August 8 & 9 – Camp Nihan, Saugus

Registration information coming soon.

Save the Date: Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday
Learn how to shoot a firearm or draw back a bow and let an arrow fly! Paddle a canoe, cast a fly rod, or learn how to grow an herb garden. This event is designed for women 13 years and older.

July 25 (optional overnight) – Auburn Sportsman’s Club, Auburn

Registration information coming soon.


Beyond BOW Turkey Hunting Seminar and Guided Hunt -- April 11 & May 4

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The Beyond BOW Turkey Hunting Seminar and Hunt Program is designed for adult women who are new to turkey hunting and want to learn more about it. New women participants may sign up for just the turkey hunting seminar or both the seminar and guided hunt. First-time hunt participants must attend the seminar. Registration preference will be given to new participants. Returning participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for both the seminar and hunt.

Part One: Turkey Hunting Seminar

Who: Adult women
When: April 11, 2015
Where: Shirley Rod and Gun Club
What: Learn about the lives and habits of the official state game bird. The seminar will focus on gun handling, turkey calling, and hunting strategies. 

Part Two: Guided Turkey Hunt

Who: Adult women who possess a 2015 MA hunting or sporting license, valid MA gun license, turkey permit, and shotgun with appropriate ammunition.
When: May4, 2015
Where: Devens South Post Miltary area
What: Spend a day turkey hunting with an experienced hunter as your guide and mentor



Previous BOW Workshops

Deer Hunting Seminar for Outdoorswomen and Men
Designed for both women and men (18 and older) who are new to deer hunting. In this seminar, participants will learn about deer behavior, what to wear, what gear to bring on a deer hunt, deer management, sighting in a firearm and other useful tips. This is Part 1 of a 2-part workshop. Part 2 is a guided Deer Hunt for adult women. Men and women may sign up for Part 1 (Seminar) and women may sign up for Part 1 and Part 2 (Hunt). No previous hunting experience is required for the seminar. Registration priority will be given to new hunters /first time participants.

families out fishing

Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Weekends
These events are designed for families who are new to camping and will be filled with outdoor activities that may include outdoor cooking, fishing, archery, and nature observation.

Fly Tying for Outdoorswomen
Tying an imitation fly and using it to catch a fish is a relaxing and memorable experience. Jim Lafley of the Federation of Fly Fishers will teach an introductory fly-tying class. This workshop is designed for adult women (18 and older) who are new to this activity. Participants will have the opportunity to tie at least two patterns during the class. All materials and equipment will be provided for the class session and the instructor will answer questions about the basic equipment to get you started on your own.



two successful turkey hunters with their birds and their guide
Turkey Hunting Seminar and Guided Hunt
This is a 2-part program consisting of a 1-day seminar and a 1-day turkey hunt. This program is especially designed for the beginning adult female hunter (18 and older). Photographers and others interested in turkeys will also learn ways to find and view the state's official game bird. Participants may choose to take part in one session or both. For the Seminar, no previous hunting experience is required. Turkey Hunt participants are required to take the Seminar segment if they want to participate in the Hunt. Turkey Hunt participants must also have a valid FID or LTC, shotgun, valid MA 2012 hunting license, and turkey permit.

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