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March 3, 2010  

Registration Opens March 15 for Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Workshop

Workshop to be held June 11-13

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host another session of the popular Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop on June 11-13 at the Lorado Taft Field Campus near Oregon, Illinois.  

BOW is designed to provide women an opportunity to learn introductory skills in outdoor related activities such as archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, fishing, firearm safety, and many more.  The workshop class instruction is offered in a non-competitive and fun environment. 

Registration for the June 11-13 BOW session begins on March 15 for new participants and on April 5 for returning participants.  The cost is $195 per participant, which includes four classes, all meals and lodging, use of equipment, transportation during the event, and giveaways. 

Registration packets for the BOW workshop can be downloaded from the IDNR website at

For further information about the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, check the IDNR website or contact the program coordinator by e-mail at or by phone at 217/782-7026.