DNR Offers Deer Hunting Workshop for Women Aug. 20

The Department of Natural Resources is offering women an opportunity to learn the skills needed to take part in one of Michigan's favorite hunting traditions with a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Deer Hunting Workshop. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Detroit Archers Club.

Both archery and firearms deer seasons will be covered, including:

  • deer hunting regulations, rules and deer health;
  • deer hunting equipment and scent control;
  • scouting and habitat – where to find deer and places to hunt;
  • safety and hunting etiquette in the field; and
  • caring for and processing game after the harvest.

The workshop costs $20 per person, including lunch and all materials.

The Detroit Archers Club is located at 5795 Drake Rd. in West Bloomfield. For driving directions and more information about the club, visit www.detroitarchers.com.

For registration forms and information on this and other BOW events, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, email dnr-outdoors-woman@michigan.gov or call 517-241-2225.

BOW is a noncompetitive program for women, 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.