Date: July 21, 2007
Location: Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw, IL.
Do you love the outdoors but can’t find the time to enjoy it? Are you tired of your typical Saturday… errands, laundry, kids, cleaning, chores… the same old rut? Have we got the perfect escape for you!
The Mackinaw Valley Lady Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw, IL.
“Our program is about encouraging women to try new outdoor activities in a safe environment that makes them feel at ease,” said Rob Keck, NWTF CEO. “This event is also a chance for women of all walks of life – singles, moms, daughters, young and old – to spend a weekend outdoors, away from home, hanging out and having fun.”
Women in the Outdoors uses expert instructors to teach outdoor skills using a hands-on approach. Events are held across the country and often include activities involving fishing, recreational shooting, archery, outdoor cooking, gardening for wildlife, and canoeing. 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.
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 Keck. “It’s an opportunity for women to find great satisfaction and enjoyment in the outdoors.”