December 5, 2012
Fresh Air Educators, who hosts Wisconsin ATV, snowmobile, boater and hunter education online courses, has recently unveiled a FREE Paddle Safety Course. It only takes about an hour to complete, and you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting! Just sign up and you can sign in and out as you please to complete it.
If you’ve already taken ATV, snowmobile, boater, or hunter education through Fresh Air Educator’s online courses, you can use the same log-in you already created; if not, just create a new account. The course has been approved by NASBLA, the National Association of State Boating Laws Administrators, and provides guidance on buoys, suggestions for planning your trip, safety advice for both cold and hot weather, tips on properly loading your canoe or kayak, and some pointers for if you will be using a canoe or kayak for hunting and fishing. Great for new trappers, those trapping from a canoe for the first time, or those with boating experience who want some tips for cold weather safety. To take the course, you can find the link on our DNR Trapping website by following this link http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/trap/ or by going to dnr.wi.gov and using the keyword “trap”.
Read and join the discussion on Wisconsin DNR: Learn How to Trap from a Canoe at OutdoorHub.com.
March 8, 2012
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get hands-on training in various outdoor skills at its “Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop” June 1-3 at the Windermere Conference Center along the Lake of the Ozarks in Roach, Mo.
The workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women receive hands-on outdoor-skills training at the beginner level by selecting a group of four courses from the following offerings: archery, hunting, canoeing, outdoor cooking, firearms, camping, fishing, fly tying, map and compass reading, and shotgun shooting. Women attending for the first time are encouraged to attend the program a second year to complete four additional courses.
The special weekend is targeted to women 18 years and older, along with young women age 14-17 when accompanied by a woman 18 years or older. The workshop is free, but a $20 deposit is required at the time of registration and will be refunded at check in. There is no deposit fee for young women aged 14–17 when registered with an adult. Registration deadline is April 30.
Participants are responsible for their own accommodations and meals. MDC will provide dinner on Saturday. Various lodging options are available at the Windermere Conference Center including lodge, motel, cabin and camping. For more information or to make reservations directly with Windermere, call 800-346-2215, or visit www.windermereusa.org.
For more information on this and other Discover-Nature-Women programs, visit www.mdc.mo.gov and search “Discover Nature Women,” or call 573-522-4115, ext. 3808.
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