Fisheries and Land Resources
May 11, 2017

Registration Open for Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop 2017

Registration for the upcoming Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop taking place at Killdevil Camp, Gros Morne National Park, is now open. The workshop will run from June 16 to 18, 2017.

This workshop helps women learn and improve skills in 11 areas related to hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. The sessions are taught at an introductory level and in a friendly atmosphere ideal for women who have an interest in learning more about outdoor activities from skilled instructors.

The fee for the workshop is $275 and includes all meals, accommodations and materials. To receive a registration package, please contact Brenda Pike at or call 709-229-7811/7888. The program fills up fast so register early. A full list of workshops is included in the backgrounder below.

“Taking part in workshops such as Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a great way to engage in active, healthy living and better appreciate the beauty of our natural environment. I encourage all women who have an interest in outdoor activities to consider participating.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Classes Offered at Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

Bow/Archery Basics
This session will help the participant discover and learn basic archery skills. It will cover the features of a bow and arrow and a range will be set up to tryout the equipment.

Rifle Basics
Participants will use a .22-calibre rifle to learn how to safely and correctly handle a rifle, breathing, sighting and trigger pull.

Participants will learn the different types of shotguns and ammunition, how to judge distances and basic shooting techniques using clay targets.

Outdoor Cooking
Participants will learn how to make both gourmet dishes and desserts while enjoying the great outdoors.

Map & Compass/GPS
Participants will learn how to use these devices and satellites to plot a map.

Basic Camping
Participants will learn how to choose a good campsite, put up and take down a tent, build an open fire and bear proof a campsite.

Fly Casting
Participants will learn the different equipment and clothing necessary for fly fishing, different methods of casting, how to join lines and when to use different flies.

Introduction to Nature Photography
Participants will learn about photo composition, lighting, weather and other concerns specific to landscape and wildlife photography. Participants should indicate on the registration form what type of camera they have.

Stanleyville Hike
Participants can take part in a four kilometre hike (return) to the abandoned town of Stanleyville. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative will be provided.

Nature Journaling
Participants will learn how to record their observations and thoughts to better understand the natural beauty of their surroundings.

Green Gardens Hike
Participants can take part in a 4.5 kilometre trail (nine kilometre return) which is uphill and steep in places. In the event of inclement weather, alternate sessions will be offered.

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