Women in the Outdoors is Aug. 23 at the Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club.


Love the outdoors but cannot find the time to enjoy it? 

Tired of your typical Saturday … errands, laundry, kids, cleaning, chores… the same old rut? 

Here is your chance to rekindle old outdoor interests or learn new ones without having to be in tip-top shape or handy with an axe.

This is simply a chance to spread your wings and try something new in the outdoor environment. 

Women in the Outdoors is Aug. 23 at the Chillicothe Sportsman’s Club. 

The event is hosted by the Big Sandy Spurs chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Through this event, women from all walks of life will be given the chance to experience the thrill of outdoor activities, such as archery, canoeing, recreational shooting, basic handgun, outdoor cooking, wood carving, self-defense and more. 

This event is open to females ages 14 and older.  Pre-registration is required for participation in the day’s activities.

“The Women in the Outdoors program is about encouraging women to try new outdoor activities in a safe environment that makes them feel at ease,” said Patty Foster, national coordinator for Women in the Outdoors, southern region. 

“This event is also an opportunity for women of all walks of life – singles, moms, daughters, young and old – to spend a weekend outdoors, away from home, having fun and making new friends.”

Since 1998, the NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors program has organized events designed especially for women. 

The program uses expert instructors to teach outdoor skills using a hands-on approach. 

By also encouraging a greater awareness of the country’s natural resources, events create outdoor convictions that are important to the future success of wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting traditions. 

During its inaugural year, Women in the Outdoors hosted 18 events, and today the program organizes more than 400 events across the nation.

The combination of sponsorship and local chapter support allows the NWTF to offer these programs at a low cost to participants. 

The cost of attending each event includes a membership in the Women in the Outdoors program and a subscription to Women in the Outdoors magazine, the federation’s full-color, quarterly publication with articles and information on various outdoor adventures and activities.

“The Women in the Outdoors program allows the NWTF to reach an entirely new audience, one that has the potential to benefit conservation efforts,” said Tammy Mowry, Women in the Outdoors national coordinator, northern region. 

“It’s an opportunity for women to find great satisfaction and enjoyment in the outdoors.”

For more information, contact Maria Geiger at 274-6823, or e-mail tomaria@mchsi.com; contact Cindy Spillman, Women’s regional coordinator at  cswito@hughes.net; call (800) THE-NWTF; or visit  www.womenintheoutdoors.org.