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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:16

Workshops Promote Women in the Outdoors

A Women in the Outdoors event scheduled June 11 at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area is a women-only program. WITO is hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Eastern Oklahoma County Strutters chapter. Expert instructors will teach outdoor skills related to hunting, camping, fishing, and anything outdoors.

WITOWITO events provide women an opportunity to pull back a bow and arrow, learn how to paddle a kayak, target shoot, or try their hand at basket weaving and more.

"This program helps women experience new outdoor adventures, offering training classes in areas like fly fishing and Dutch oven cooking, which were my favorite last year when I attended the event. It gives women the opportunity to try new outdoor sports that they may not have the opportunity to do otherwise, " said Whitney Jenkins, Information and Education technician for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

This program is a hands-on, educational outdoor opportunity for girls and women ages 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, breakfast and lunch are provided.

To register complete the registration form and mail it in to the address provided. For more information you can also contact Shari Wile at (405) 401-6966.

Participant in the Women in the Outdoors event learning how to cook using Dutch ovens. (Whitney Jenkins/ODWC)