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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : May 11, 2005


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380

Contact: Elizabeth Gallaher, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771


DNR to Host Second Annual Wild & Wonderful Women's Outdoor Event

July 9 at Kanawha State Forest


  The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces its second annual Wild & Wonderful Women's Outdoor Event to be held at Kanawha State Forest on July 9 th, according to Frank Jezioro, Director.


  “The focus of the event is to provide women an opportunity to learn outdoor activities with a hands-on experience,” said Jezioro. “Although women make up half the population in West Virginia , they make up a much smaller percentage of those who enjoy outdoor activities.”


  During this one-day event, which is being co-sponsored the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women In The Outdoors program, women will have the opportunity to participate in four one-half hour classes throughout the day: archery, shooting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, first aid, backyard habitat, nature journaling, and outdoor cooking.

  If you've ever wanted to learn an outdoor skill, but were unsure of the equipment needed or what's involved, this field day is a wonderful opportunity to explore these areas. Experienced volunteer instructors will be on hand to provide hands-on training throughout the day. In addition, women participating in the event will be eligible for door prizes, various raffles, and a silent auction that will include various items such as wildlife prints, sculptures, and quilts.


  A registration fee of $45 is required to cover the cost of training, materials, lunch, one year subscription to the Women in the Outdoors Magazine, and a gift. However, women wanting to save a little money can take advantage of a reduced early registration fee of only $40 until June 9, 2005 .


  For more information concerning this event or to register, visit the DNR's Web site at or call 304-558-2771 or email for more information.


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