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2018 Workshop Schedule

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing (in partnership with REI)
October 27, 2018
Registration Now Open

Beyond BOW Deer Hunting at Blossom Point in Charles County
November 2-3, 2018
Registration Now Open

2019 Workshop Schedule

Save the Date
Goose Hunting Clinic
January 6-7, 2019

Save the Date
Winter Workshop in Garrett County
February 9, 2019

More events coming soon so check back often. Some of the activities we've offered so far this year include birding, fishing for striped bass and a family outdoor workshop. Join our mailing list to make sure you receive workshop updates and registration information.


"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) offers outdoor skills workshops specifically for women 18 years of age and older, although men are welcome to participate. The workshops enable women to learn about a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities in a casual, non-threatening environment. The classes are designed to be as hands-on as possible, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests once the workshop is over.


Weekend Workshop

Learning to prepare recipes with waterfowl at the From Field to Table workshopDuring this workshop, we offer over 30 different classes including firearm safety, preserving the harvest, fly fishing, and more! In addition to workshop classes, we offer evening programs and activities such as a game feast, nature presentations, crafts and night hikes. Classes and evening activities offered may vary from event to event.

Beyond BOW Workshops

In addition to the weekend workshop, we also offer Beyond BOW events. Beyond BOW workshops last from one to three days and are focused on specific activities. Beyond BOW workshops may include a one-day fishing clinic, a backpacking experience, goose hunting on the eastern shore, From Field to Table (learning how to take wild game from harvest to the dinner table) or an outdoor survival skills weekend. Each workshop we offer is tailored to showcase the resources and opportunities available in that area, as well as offer a more intermediate hands-on experience.

The emphasis of BOW and Beyond BOW is on the enjoyment and camaraderie that goes along with outdoor recreation, whether hunting, fishing, hiking, or boating.

Two women in the snow holding guns with a row of dead geese lying in front of them.     Woman kayaking.

Click here to view the workshop photo albums.

Co-Coordinators
Karina Stonesifer
301-777-2136
12512 Pleasant Valley Rd
Flintstone, MD 21530
karina.stonesifer@maryland.gov

Letha Grimes
20901 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-4736 ext 103 (office)
letha.grimes@maryland.gov

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