BOW program offers hunter safety class to women: MI

Article Posted: January 10, 2003

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BOW program offers hunter safety class to women

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
(BOW) program is sponsoring an all-women's hunter safety class in
conjunction with the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at
Mitchell State Park in Cadillac.
The two-day class, scheduled for Jan. 25-26, is open to any female, 18
years and older, who wishes to attain a hunter safety certificate
necessary for hunting. All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, l960 must
have this certificate or proof of a previous license to purchase any
Michigan hunting license.
The class will meet each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upon successful
completion of the course, each participant will receive a hunter safety
certificate. The class is presented free of charge, but participants
should bring their own sack lunch. Class size is limited to about 30
participants and preregistration is required by calling Rick Torres,
park interpreter and class instructor, at 231-779-1321.
"These classes are a good way for women to familiarize themselves with
firearms and how to handle them safely, even if they don't intend to
hunt," said Lynn Marla, DNR BOW coordinator. "This is important
information for single mothers, for example, who may not be interested
in hunting, but whose children may be going out to shoot with
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is a hands-on, outdoor skills
program for women who wish to enjoy all that Michigan has to offer. For
information on other programs scheduled for women throughout the state,
contact Lynn Marla, BOW Coordinator, at 517-241-2225 or

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