Women’s Outdoor Winter Workshop Registration Open Now

Registration opened January 7 for the 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 (snow date Sunday, February 17), at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH.

Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. They can learn how to ice-fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling (beginners only) or experience the popular ’Shoe and Shoot class, which is woodland target shooting on snowshoes.

An application and brochure about the workshop is available online here. To request an application by mail, email Lisa.M.Collins(at)wildlife.nh.gov or call 603-271-3212. If you are interested in attending, sign up soon, as BOW workshops fill up fast.

A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by N.H. Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat. Visit them online.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit them here.

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Winter Workshop Held for Women with Interest in Outdoors

Women: Come explore the skills you need to enjoy exciting winter outdoor activities at the New Hampshire Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop set for Saturday, February 18, 2012, snow date Sunday, February 19, at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.  The program costs $55, which includes a box lunch. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

At this one-day workshop, participants select a single topic. Learn how to ice-fish; explore winter outdoor survival skills; try basic snowshoeing and tracking; snowmobiling; or “Shoe and Shoot” (snowshoeing and woodland target shooting).

Registration will open on January 9, 2012. A descriptive workshop brochure is available now here. If you are interested, sign up here now, because BOW workshops fill up fast!

New Hampshire B.O.W. programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

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Public Hearing Tonight for Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend

More good news may be in store for snowmobile enthusiasts who enjoy the reciprocal Vermont-New Hampshire snowmobile weekend in January. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is proposing to expand reciprocity for that weekend to include the state of Maine. A public hearing on the proposal is set for Monday, November 7, 2011, at 6:30 PM, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301.

The proposal would establish the fourth full weekend in January as the period when all snowmobiles registered in Maine may ride any trail in New Hampshire. The reciprocal weekend would include Friday, Saturday and Sunday. N.H. Fish and Game’s intent is to adopt this rule if Maine allows New Hampshire-registered snowmobiles on all Maine snowmobile trails during the same weekend. This is the same weekend during which there is already reciprocity between New Hampshire and Vermont.

The complete rulemaking notices, with original and proposed rule language, can be viewed on the Fish and Game website. Go here and click on “Snowmobile Reciprocity.”

Written comments must be received by November 17, 2011. Send to: comments(at)wildlife.nh.gov; be sure to put “comment on snowmobile rules” in subject line; or write to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; or fax to (603) 271-1438.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit their website.

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