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Becoming An Outdoors Woman Goose Hunting Clinic To Be Held In January

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 2, 2009) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites women to participate in its Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) goose hunting clinic to be held January 22-23, 2010. The workshop is designed for people who are new to hunting or those with limited goose hunting experience.

“Join the experienced staff of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor and Blue Stem Farms for two days you will never forget,” said DNR BOW State Coordinator Patricia Allen. “If you have ever wanted to experience goose hunting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore but were not sure how to get started, then this is the clinic for you.”

Friday, January 22 will be spent at the beautiful Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor located in Caroline County. Classroom instruction will focus on the how’s and why’s of waterfowl hunting — safety, regulations, hunting skills and techniques. Participants will also enjoy shooting sporting clays and a tour of Bridgetown Manor. A retriever dog demo will also be included.

On Saturday, January 23, the group will travel to Blue Stem Farms in Queen Anne’s County to participate in a real Eastern Shore guided goose hunt.

“Hopefully, everyone will go home with a goose and some wonderful memories,” said Allen.

The fee for the workshop is $195, which includes registration, lodging, instruction, meals, a round of sporting clays, shotgun shells and a guided hunt. All participants must posses a valid Maryland Hunting License, a Migratory Game Bird Stamp and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp.

To register, download the registration form online at or contact Patty Allen at 410-260-8537 or There are only 15 slots available.

   December 2, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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