News from the DNR Office of Communications

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Deer Hunting Workshop To Be Held in November

Blossom Point, Md. (September 28, 2009) – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites women to participate in its Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) deer hunting workshop on November 6-7, 2009. The workshop is designed for women 18 years of age or older who are new to hunting or have limited deer hunting experience. Men are also welcome.

“This is a great opportunity to work with experienced staff from DNR and Blossom Point for two unforgettable days,” said Patricia Allen, Maryland’s BOW State Coordinator. “This workshop is designed for new to beginner hunters. If you have ever wanted to experience white-tailed deer hunting but were not sure how to get started, then this is the program for you.”

Classroom instruction will focus on the basics of deer hunting - safety, regulations, hunting skills, white-tailed deer biology and population management. Participants will have time on the shooting range Friday afternoon to sight-in their firearms.

On Saturday, November 7, the day begins before sun-up as participants are stationed in their tree stands for a day of hunting. Staff will be on hand to assist throughout the day. This workshop is for antlerless deer only.

“By the end of the day participants will hopefully have a deer, or at least some great stories to tell,” said Allen.

The fee for the workshop is $45, which includes registration, instruction, lunch on Friday, breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday. All participants must posses a valid Maryland Hunting License.

Download the registration form online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/beyondbowevents.asp or contact Patty Allen at 410-260-8537. There are only 30 slots available.


   September 23, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries, and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic, and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov