Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop held next month at Kenlake

Women 18 and over have until Jan. 4 to register for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at Kenlake State Resort Park, Jan. 15-17.

Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Parks, this weekend workshop features numerous opportunities for women to learn more about outdoor skills, activities, wildlife-watching and conservation efforts in the state.

The workshop kicks off with an eagle watching cruise on Kentucky Lake aboard the CQ Princess Yacht. Participants will take a three-hour ride on Kentucky Lake to spot and photograph bald eagles wintering on this waterway, and listen as a guide talks about eagles and other wildlife in the region.

On Saturday several classes will be offered, such as holiday wreath making from natural materials, archery, morel mushroom hunting, how to select the right firearm, wild game cooking, dog obedience and handling, winter birding and winter survival.

Registration forms are available on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov. Search under the keyword, "BOW." Lodging and meal arrangements can be made directly through Kenlake Park by calling (270) 474-2211. Registration forms and the workshop fee must be completed and returned per the instructions on the form, postmarked by Jan. 4.

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is a national program sponsored by numerous public and private partners including the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Kentucky Parks and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Pure Fishing, Federal Arms, Lodge Cookware and many others. The program has reached more than 4,000 women in its 20-year existence in Kentucky.