« What's Happening

DNR offers archery series for women

by Scott Hanson

Women who want to learn archery or improve existing skills can enroll in archery programs offered this spring through the Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) program.

Beginners can attend a series of events to learn archery basics, selecting proper equipment, target shooting at bulls-eye targets and finally 3-D targets. The advanced hunting series enables women to earn their Bowhunter Education certificate. Women who complete either three-part series have priority for mentored archery spring turkey hunts and fall archery deer hunts.

“These programs are great places to develop and hone skills in a positive, supportive and non-intimidating environment,” said Linda Bylander, BOW program coordinator. They are offered in collaboration with Safari Club International’s North Country Bowhunters Chapter. 

The beginner’s archery series will be held:
Date Location                   Time
March 1 Schwan Center, Blaine  2-4 p.m.
March 9 A-1 Archery, Hudson, Wis. TBD
April 12 Chilakoot Archery, Stillwater Noon-4 p.m.

The advanced hunting archery series will be held:
Date Location Time
March 1 Schwan Center, Blaine 4-8 p.m.
March 22  Chilakoot Archery, Stillwater  8 a.m-6 p.m.
April 12 Chilakoot Archery, Stillwater Noon-4 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Bylander at linda.bylander@state.mn.us or 218-833-8628.

BOW offers a wide ranges of outdoor skill classes in fishing, hunting and outdoor recreational activities. Visitwww.mndnr.gov/bow on the DNR website to see list of 2014 BOW classes or call the DNR Information Center at651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 and request a copy of the 2014 catalog.