Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Winter Skills

Thanksgiving is barely over and Christmas is a month away. I’m in holiday mode but BOW’s Winter Skills weekend at Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center the weekend of February 22-24, 2013 is in mind. The registration packet and details on each workshop being offered is available on BOW’s website.

Winter Skills workshops include Snowshoeing – Wildlife Tracking, Winter Survival, Intro and Advanced Ice Fishing (one workshop each, fishing license necessary), Snowshoe hiking and more. I’ll be co-leading Cooking Wild Game in the warm kitchen on Saturday afternoon, and I’ve already started putting together my box of goodies. We’ll cook enough for everyone to sample something delicious. Each participant will take three workshops. I suggest registering soon because like Introductory Skills Weekend did, this weekend is likely to fill quickly. There’s a limit of 48 participants.

10" ice fishing hole drilled with an auger

10″ ice fishing hole drilled with an auger.

The weekend will start off with registration at 4 pm. We’ll have dinner at 6 pm and an evening program at 8 pm. Then it’s off to bed for a good night’s sleep to be ready for a day indoors and out. Winter Skills is a little more relaxed that last September’s Introductory Skills Weekend. Breakfast doesn’t start until 8 am and classes are three hours instead of three and half hours. The weekend will conclude after lunch Sunday afternoon.

If you’re not familiar with Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Maine, you can learn more on BOW’s website and Facebook page.

Robin Follette

About Robin Follette

Maine Press Association award winner, 2013. Robin's Outdoors, Bangor Daily News, third place in Sports blogs. I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand and have always loved the outdoors. From gardening to hunting and fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and foraging, most of my time is spent outdoors. I teach outdoor skills as a volunteer instructor for Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs and Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Pro-staff at The Limb Grip. My personal blog is here. I'm currently working on my first book, a collection of short stories based on my outdoors experiences.