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Space is still available in upcoming Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) events and workshops around Minnesota. Three weekend workshops and a shooting clinic remain in the 1999 offerings. Becoming An Outdoors Woman workshops are intended for women interested in trying new outdoors activities or improving existing skills. "Our 1999 schedule ends in October. Scheduled events well resume with winter offerings beginning in February," said Jean Bergerson, the Minnesota BOW coordinator. Events remaining this summer and fall are listed below. • Aug. 7 -- Women^s shooting clinic. Women will have the opportunity to learn trap shooting during the Aug. 7 clinic at St. Anthony Gun Club in Anoka. The clinic will run from 1-4 p.m. Register by calling the Department of Natural Resources Information Center at 1-888-MINNDNR or (651) 296-6157 (Twin Cities metro area). • Aug. 20-22 -- Women^s Outdoor Weekend, Laurentian Outdoor Center, Britt. Choose one of the following activities and spend the entire weekend immersed in learning and doing: fly-fishing, canoeing, grouse hunting or big game hunting. Register by calling 1-888-749-1288. • Sept. 10-12 -- Fall workshop, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center, Lanesboro. This workshop is for women interested in learning new skills or getting hands-on experience at activities they already know. A variety of angling and shooting courses will be offered as well as a chance to canoe the Root River, bike the Root River trail, or try a high ropes course. Register by calling 1-888-800-9558. • Oct. 15-17 -- Women^s Hunting Weekend, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center, Lanesboro. Spend the weekend in the company of other women enjoying comradery in the field. Choose waterfowl, small game or archery deer activities. Register by calling 1-888-800-9558. All events have limited registration. "Most workshops provide the necessary equipment," Bergerson said. "All a participant needs to do is bring herself."

Uploaded: 7/21/1999