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Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Goose Clinic Offered Jan. 2 & 3
Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites women to participate in its Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) goose hunting clinic to be held on Jan. 2 & 3, 2009. The workshop is designed for women only who are new to hunting or women with limited goose hunting.
“Join the experienced staff of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor and Blue Stem Farms for two days you will never forget,” said Karina Stonesifer, DNR’s BOW state coordinator. If you have ever wanted to experience goose hunting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore but were not sure how to get started, then this is the clinic for you.”
Friday, January 2 will be spent at the beautiful Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor located in Caroline County.
Classroom instruction will focus on the how’s and why’s of waterfowl hunting - safety, regulations, hunting skills, and techniques. Participants will also experience shooting sporting clays and a take a tour of Bridgetown Manor. A retriever dog demo will also be included.
On Saturday, January 3, the group will travel to Blue Stem Farms in Queen Anne’s County, to participate in a real Eastern Shore guided goose hunt.
“Hopefully, you will go home with a goose and some wonderful memories,” said Stonesifer.
The fee for the workshop is $185, which includes registration, lodging, instruction, meals, a round of sporting clays, and shotgun shells. All participants must posses a valid Maryland Hunting License, a Migratory Game Bird Stamp and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp.
Apply online at /wildlife/beyondbowevents.html or contact Patty Allen at 410-260-8537. There are only 15 slots available.
December 4, 2008
Contact: Ray Weaver
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.