Saturday, June 11, 2016

Michigan DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offers traditional archery workshop in Crawford County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program is offering a Beyond BOW Traditional Archery Workshop for women this month in Grayling, at the Hanson Hills Recreational Area.

The program, which is scheduled for the weekend of June 24-26, is specifically for women who have previous traditional archery experience.An archer at the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman course in Big Bay, Michigan.
“This is a great opportunity for those women who have some previous experience at our archery classes in Big Bay,” said Sharon Pitz, the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman coordinator. “This workshop will help expand on those skills using traditional bows.”
Participants must be 18 or older. Enrollment is limited to six. Registration deadline is June 17. The workshop will be held rain or shine.
The workshop starts at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, with check in. Participants will then head to the campsite. Starting at 2 p.m., there will be a safety orientation and practice before moving to the 2-dimensional target range.

Participants are asked to bring their own sleeping pad/air mattress and camp chair unless staying off site. See registration materials for more details.
There will be many opportunities to shoot the course over the weekend.
The cost for this event is $80, which includes two nights tent lodging, the archery shoot at the recreation area and some meals.
Class information and registration materials are available online at the DNR website The registration fee can be paid online at
For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at 906-228-6561 or email her at