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DNR offers ladies-only hunter education class

The Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer a free hunter education class for ladies only on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caledonia Sportsman’s Club.

This is a home-study course, and participants must review the materials prior to attending. The class will include review of materials previously studied at home, range time and the test for certification. A hot dog lunch will be provided, compliments of Caledonia Sportsman’s Club, or attendees may bring a sack lunch if they prefer.

Participants may choose to get the course booklet by mail or study the course online. Those who would like materials mailed to them should fill out the registration form and return it no later than Aug. 16 to allow for delivery of the booklet and pre-study before the class. Those choosing the online option should visit www.hunterexam.com/usa/michigan or www.hunter-ed.com/michigan and obtain a certificate prior to the class. There is a third-party fee involved with the online course.

Youngsters are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.
The Caledonia Sportsman’s Club is located one mile south of 100th Street, at 10721 Coldwater Ave., about six miles east of Caledonia and three miles west of Freeport. For more information about the club, visit www.csc.us.com.

For registration forms and more information on this and other BOW events, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, email dnr-outdoors-woman@michigan.gov or call 517-241-2225.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman helps women learn about and enjoy hunting, fishing, backpacking, shooting sports, canoeing and many other outdoor recreation activities. BOW specializes in beginners, but also offers a variety of programs that support a mix of skill levels. BOW is a noncompetitive program, designed to let each individual learn and gain confidence at her own pace. The program emphasizes the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, while sharing in one another’s success. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/bow.

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