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Becoming an Outdoor-Woman (BOW) - Pheasant Hunt

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area, La Grande

Cost: $50.00 per person (Your registration fee includes lunch on Saturday. All equipment will be provided)

Contact: Mark Newell 503-947-6018,

DESCRIPTION: Becoming an Outdoor Woman Event (BOW) (Age 18 and older). This workshop is designed for beginners, and is intended for women who have never hunted and for women that need a refresher and wish to get back into upland game bird hunting.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to invite you on this upland game bird, pheasant hunting adventure. Come and enjoy a half day session on shotgun skills training and two separate pheasant hunts (one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday morning) at ODFW’s Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. The half day of shotgun skills training includes a classroom portion on firearm safety and handling and some time spent with a coach shooting clay targets to improve your shotgun shooting skills. Following the range practice you will divide up into smaller groups and head out to hunting areas where you’ll be paired up with a trained dog and handler/guide.

We’ll have 20 gauge shotguns for your use and will provide shells for the shotguns we lend to you. We’ll also have hearing protection, hunter’s orange vests and eye protection available for those who need it.

You are encouraged to bring your own shotgun (provided it is in working order and in good repair), hearing protection, hunter’s orange vest and/or hat and safety glasses. If you bring your own shotgun please provide the appropriate shells for your own gun. Only shotgun shells using non-lead shot will be allowed. Please be sure to read the stamp on your shotgun’s barrel to see what specific ammunition is required for it.

You must have in your possession a valid Oregon Hunting License as well Upland Game Bird Validation and the free upland game bird HIP validation in order to hunt pheasant in this workshop. You may have the opportunity to hunt dove and quail as well as pheasant if you also get the free migratory HIP validation. For more information on licensing, refer to the current Oregon Game Bird Regulations or call (503) 947-6101. Hunting licenses and validation tags will NOT be available to purchase at this event so please purchase them in advance.

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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.

Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Skills Education Program is happy to announce the Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is there to help those people who are not capable of attending a workshop due to financial hardship. It will pay a portion of your fee.

Jeff Johnson was a dedicated instructor for our program and committed a great deal of his time passing his knowledge on to others. In this spirit of giving, the Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund continues to give when Jeff cannot. To apply for a partial scholarship, please call Mark Newell at: 503-947-6018 or Darlene Sprecher at: 503-947-6025 or e-mail at: or for more information.

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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