"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW)
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Beyond BOW - Goose Hunting Clinic & Hunt on
Maryland’s Eastern Shore – January 13-14, 2013
Novice and first time goose hunters joined experience staff of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Blue Stem Farms, and Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor for 2 days they would never forget.
The morning of the first day started out with an introduction to our venue at Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor, then a presentation on the history and background of Canada Goose hunting and management from our Waterfowl Biologist Larry Hindman. Larry, also representing the Maryland Waterfowl Association, did a retriever dog demo featuring Teal, his Labrador retriever. DNR Police Officer Danny Callahan did an overview of MD and Federal waterfowl laws and regulations.
The afternoon consisted of personal goose calling lessons and goose calls from Sean Mann, owner of Sean Mann Outdoors (participants kept these calls as gifts). Certified shooting instructors from Schrader’s gave the women shooting lessons at the wobble traps. The day ended with a segment on waterfowl hunting safety by MD hunter safety instructor Duke Johnston.
The second day was pure fun and enjoyment with a full day of a guided hunt. The women were placed into 5 groups, each with a guide and a dog. Everyone had an enjoyable time and we were able to harvest 15 geese. For announcements about upcoming clinics, go to:
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