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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offers turkey hunt in Tuscola County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering a Beyond BOW Turkey hunt workshop for women.

Scheduled for the weekend of May 10-11, the program is for women with no previous experience or would like to expand on or learn new skills and abilities. Space is limited to seven participants.

This free Beyond BOW event will be held in Cass City and is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Cabela’s and Ben’s Great Outdoors. The BOW program greatly appreciates the continued support of these sponsor organizations.

Ammo, shotguns and lunch will all be provided. However, overnight lodging will be the responsibility of the participants.

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

Saturday morning, participants and mentors will meet at the Cass City DNR Field Office for a light breakfast and then head out for the early morning hunt. Following lunch, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in bird cleaning prior to event wrap-up.

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

Participants must be 10 or older. Enrollment is limited to seven and to first-time participants only. Deadline for registration/cancelation is May 1.

Class information and registration materials are available online at This will be a rain or shine event.

For further information, contact Michelle Douglas at 906-235-2076, Ron Sting 989-872-5300 or email

An accompanying photo is available below for download. Caption information follows. Credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Turkeys: A group of turkeys makes its way through a snow-covered Michigan landscape.