AUGUSTA – The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Becoming an Outdoorswoman program has scheduled six opportunities to learn hunting, fishing and other outdoor skills, The workshops are aimed primarily at women 18 years and older. Instructors volunteer their time.

BOW will offer four one-day programs with an emphasis on a single skills such as marksmanship, a shotgun clinic, hunting over dogs, whitewater canoeing and backpacking. Applications are available online at

The annual BOW weekend on Sept. 12 to 14 will offer participants a choice of introductory-level seminars in more than 20 areas, such as fly tying, fishing, archery, map and compass, canoeing, hiking, firearm safety, hunting and shotgun. The event will be held at Camp Bishopswood on Meguntigook Lake near Camden.

For more information and applications, visit, or contact coordinator Dorcas Miller, 76 Williams Road, Chelsea, ME 04330 or [email protected]

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