Women new to archery or bow hunting can learn basics in DNR class

Women new to archery or bow hunting can learn basics in DNR class

Women interested in becoming archers or learning how to bow hunt can sign up for a three-part class series on archery basics, equipment, target shooting and hunting skills in a class series starting Saturday, Feb. 28.

“Women can learn the basics of archery, and those with intermediate archery skills can learn how to bow hunt,” said Linda Bylander, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) outreach program coordinator. “They will learn-by-doing in a supportive atmosphere.”

There are two options for these classes. In a beginner’s series, women new to archery or with limited experience will learn archery basics, equipment and target shooting. And a hunting archery series is designed for women with intermediate archery skills who are interested learning how to bow hunt.

Both classes start Feb. 28 in the Schwan Center at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Subsequent classes will beSunday, March 15, and Saturday, April 18. A bow hunter education certification class is Saturday, March 21.

Safari Club International North Country Bowhunters Chapter and the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program are teaming up to offer the archery series. Women enrolled in the beginners or hunting series are given priority for the mentored archery spring turkey hunt and mentored fall archery deer hunt.

For more information on classes or BOW, see www.mndnr.gov/bow or call DNR Information Center at 888-646-6367 and request a printed copy of the catalog. To register, contact Bylander at linda.bylander@state.mn.us or 218-833-8628.

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