Thursday, May 28, 2015

Oklahoma Workshop Promotes Women in the Outdoors

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

The Eastern Oklahoma County Struttin' Hens will hold a Women In The Outdoors event June 13 at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area in Edmond. Women In The Outdoors (WITO) is a women-only program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Expert instructors will teach outdoor skills related to hunting, camping, cooking, fishing and anything outdoors. 

    "This program helps women develop outdoor skills like fishing and hunting, but it also offers activities like basket weaving, jewelry making, bird watching and primitive cooking. I attended an event last year and had a blast," said Jennifer Benge, information and education technician for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. This program is a hands-on, educational, outdoor opportunity for girls and women 14 and older. Space is limited. The cost to attend the event is $65, which includes a one-year subscription to "Turkey Country" magazine and a one-year membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation. Equipment, materials, breakfast and lunch are provided. 

     To register or for more information, e-mail Shari Wile at shariwile@gmail.comor call her at (405) 401-6966.  This brochure is also available to download and includes the activities offered at this event. Join the EOC Struttin' Hens Facebookevent page for up-to-date information.