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DNR's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offering turkey hunt workshop in Tuscola County

Workshop limited to 11 participants, May 1 deadline to register

Women with little or no previous experience who would like to expand or learn new turkey hunting skills will have a chance to do so through an upcoming Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in Cass City.

The free BOW program will be held May 13-14, sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Cabela's and Ben's Great Outdoors.

"We are so appreciative of these sponsors for their continued support for this program," said Michelle Zellar, DNR BOW coordinator. "Ammo, shotguns and lunch will all be provided. However, overnight lodging will be the responsibility of the participants."

This two-day workshop is open to any properly licensed woman hunter, 10 years of age or older. No experience is required, proper safety and hunting techniques will be taught and followed.

On Friday, May 13, participants will gain knowledge of turkey biology, general turkey hunting techniques, turkey calls and calling techniques, hunting ethics, general firearm safety and shooting. Participants will then be paired with hunting mentors and set afield to hunt.

On Saturday, May 14, the participants and their mentors will meet at the DNR's Cass City field office (4017 Caro Road) for a light breakfast before an early morning hunt. Following lunch there will be an opportunity to participate in bird cleaning prior to wrapping up the workshop.

To attend this event, you must have a Michigan base license and turkey hunting license, which is available as an apprentice option and must be purchased prior to attending the workshop (Hunt Unit ZB, Hunt Number 0117).

Enrollment is limited to 11, and to first-time, participants only. Deadline for registration is May 1. Class information and registration materials are available online at Michigan.gov/BOW. This will be a rain or shine event.

For more information, contact Michelle Zellar at 906-293-5131 ext. 4004, Ron Sting 989-872-5300 or send an email to DNRBOW@michigan.gov.

For more information on Michigan's fantastic Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, visit Michigan.gov/BOW.

Contact: Michelle Zellar, 906-293-5131 ext. 4004