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Becoming an Outdoor-Woman (BOW) two day, Cast-n-Blast Workshop

Location: Bear Creek Pheasant Farm, 18 miles south of Corvallis, near Monroe, OR

Date: Saturday and Sunday August 11-12

Cost: $60.00/person

Registration Limit: 12 participants

Contact: Mark Newell 503-947-6018 or / Darlene Sprecher 503-947-6025 or

This workshop is designed for women 18 years old or older. This Cast-n-Blast Workshop is designed to teach women a variety of outdoor skills.  We will teach you how to handle a firearm safely, how to shoot trap, the basics of archery, warm water fishing, and fly fishing, and you will learn to hunt behind dogs on a chukar hunt. There will be primitive camping on site free of charge, and you are encouraged to stay.  We will have some fun evening activities and dinner for those who are going to be camping with us.

Saturday Agenda:

7:00 AM Check In
7:30-7:40 AM Welcome and Introductions
7:40-8:40 AM Safety Talk
9:00:-11:00 AM Shotgun/Safety (Hands on Practice, Trap Shooting)
11:00-12:00 PM Lunch
12:00-5:00 PM (rotation through archery, fly fishing, warm water fishing)
Example: 12:00-1:30 Archery; 1:45-3:15 Fly Fishing; 3:30-5:00 Warm Water Fishing

Sunday Agenda:

7:00 AM Check In
7:00-7:30 Safety Briefing
7:30-12:00 Morning Hunt
12:00-12:30 Cleaning Chukar
12:30-1:30 Lunch

Workshop Notes: All necessary gear and lunch on both days will be provided. You MUST have a valid Oregon hunting and fishing license in your possession at the workshop.  You may purchase a preserve permit at the workshop if you do not want to purchase a hunting license, and upland game bird validation. Early registration is encouraged.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received two weeks (14 days) prior to any workshop will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a workshop. You may however, send a substitute participant in your place.

All cancellations must be in writing. You can fax cancellations to 503-947-6009 or e-mail them to: In your written cancellation, please state which workshop you will not be attending, your name, and a phone number in case we have questions. If you intend to send a substitute participant in your place, please give us their name and phone number/e-mail so that we can send them the required paperwork.

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.


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