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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Women’s fishing and outdoors workshop happening next month

A Women’s Workshop to learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills is Sept. 14-16 at the Camp River Ranch in Carnation.

The annual workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. Now in its 14th year, WOW is an educational outreach program of the Washington Wildlife Federation.

More than 20 different classes will be offered throughout the weekend, including archery, basic freshwater fishing, fly fishing and fly tying, kayaking, cooking wild game, big-game hunting basics, compass skills, wilderness first aid, survival skills, medicinals on the trail, training a hunting dog, outdoor photography and more.

State Fish and Wildlife staff members serving as volunteer instructors for the event include biologists Laura Till and Susan Cierebiej, who will teach the use of a map and compass in the field. Biologist Shelly Ament will teach wildlife identification. A total of 32 instructors are volunteering at the workshop.

Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old, and those planning to participate in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions must have a current Washington recreational fishing license.

Cost is $250 includes the weekend’s lodging, meals and use of all necessary equipment. Limited to 125 participants. Partial Scholarships available from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To learn more about the workshop and to download the registration form, visit the WOW Workshop website or call Ronni McGlenn at 425-455-1986.

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