Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

In December, 2015, BOW Coordinator Susan Hergesell retired and the BOW California "torch" was passed on to CWA.  California Waterfowl - Becoming an Outdoors Women now exists to give ladies the opportunity to be part of our outdoor heritage by carrying many of the events that were part of BOW-CA.  CWA Heritage programs have been in existence for over 10 years and have included women's outreach events for much of that ttime.  CWA's commitment to providing skils building and safe, fun opportunities for everyone who wishes to enjoy California's great outdoor recreational traditions is second to none.  Take a look at this year's CWA-BOW schedule and if you have questions or comments, please email GeorgeOberstadt at goberstadt@calwaterfowl.org

Registration for CWA-Becoming an Outdoors Woman events will be added as they are finalized! 

 


Shooting Clinic and Sporting Clays - May 21 

Come enjoy a day of learning to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield)   All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included, just sign up and show up.  For those who are experienced shotgunners, bring your own gun and try out the challenging sporting clays course of 50 or 100 targets.  This event will include wild-game tasting, lunch and networking opportunities to meet and talk with other lady shooters.   For more information and to Register for event, click here.

 

Adult Hunter Day - May 22

Come enjoy a day of learning to become a hunter.  The day includes the 4-hour Hunter Education certification program (online preparations required beforehand), learn to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors and explore many aspects of how to become a hunter of all different types of wild game.  This will be a "packed" day of activities (see Registration page for all details) at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield)   All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included with some quality giveaways that will help get you started.  For more information and to register for event, click here.  

 

Family Fun Shoots - June 11 & August 28

Come enjoy a few hours of learning to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield)   All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included, just sign up and show up.  For those who are experienced shotgunners, bring your gun and shoot our challenging sporting clays course of 50 or 100 targets.  For more information and to Register for event, click here.

 

Family Hunter Camp - August 5-7

Hunting and shooting sports are great family activities to enjoy with spouses and chldren.  New hunters or those wishing to become better hunters will enjoy spending a weekend of outdoor fun at CWA's Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield).  We will also spend time learning about hands-on wildlife conservation by going duck banding.  For more information and to Register for event, click here

 

 

Fly Fishing Workshop - August 26-28

If you are interested in learning to fly fish from expert instructors in one of the most beautiful places in California, this is the class for you. This year there will be sessions for beginners and intermediates.  The intermediate class is only for those who have previously participated in this workshop.  For more information and to Register for event, click here.

 


Women's Pheasant Hunt Weekend - September 24-25

Ever think you'd like to try hunting but just don't know how to get started, this is the event for you.  Get your hunter safety, learn about shotgun shooting and go on a guided pheasant hunt all in one weekend with minimal investment of time and money.  All guns, ammunition, targets, hunting license, upland stamp, birds, ear and eye protection included.  Just sign up, prepare by doing the online hunter safety training and show up. CWA's certified instructors and dedicated volunteers will take it from there.  You will also enjoy the camraderie and networking with other lady hunters by staying overnight at CWA's property on Saturday night.  For more information and to Register for event, click here.

 

Multi-course Workshop - October 21-23

Becoming an Outdoors Women's extremely popular "Multi-course Workshop" will again be held at Wonder Valley Ranch in Fresno County.  You can select from a variety of classes such as archery, fly fishing, fly tying, map and compass, outdoor/Dutch oven cooking, shotgun shooting, backpacking, wilderness survival, kayaking, birding, personal self-defense, a ropes course and more. For more information and to Register for event, click here.

 


Women's Waterfowl Hunts - Waterfowl season 2016-17

Each year CWA hosts numerous "women's only" waterfowl hunts at private duck clubs including CWA's Conservation Education Centers.  The 2016-17 dates are as follows, and registration will be available by end of July.

Women's Novice Hunt Weekend - Nov 4-5

Women's Waterfowl Hunt - Grizzly Ranch Nov 11-12

Women's Waterfowl Hunt - Denverton Jan 6-7