Post Content

Mary Griffin

Mary Griffin

Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)

View Commissioner Griffin's Bio

Plans for Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) weekend are in full swing! Happening June 1-3, this is a great opportunity to have a fantastic weekend learning new outdoors skills and spend some quality time with girlfriends, siblings, daughters or other women in your life. The BOW weekend also offers the opportunity to meet some new friends in a beautiful natural setting and learn in a fun environment. I have attended this event over the past five years and made some terrific new friends who were either attendees or instructors.

Archery

The BOW weekend workshop will be held at Chimney Corners YMCA Camp in Becket, Massachusetts from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. Lodging, meals and all instruction are including in the $275.00 price of the weekend. (It would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, which is coming up on May 13.) A discount is available, if more than one family member attends, and scholarships are also available. The registration materials are currently available at http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/bow/bow_calendar.htm

Here's a list of some of the workshop sessions offered this year.

  • Basic Fishing with Jim Lagacy, MassWildlife’s Angler Education Coordinator
  • Learn to Fly Fish with Jim Lafley of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Tom Fuller
  • Learn Fly Tying with Jim Lafley of DCR
  • Beginning Shotgun at the Lee Sportsmen’s Association
  • Beginning Rifle at the Lenox Sportsmen’s Club
  • Beginning Handgun at the Lenox Sportsmen’s Club
  • Learn how to use a tree stand safely
  • Forage for wild edibles with Russ Cohen from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration
  • Archery instruction (the sport that has caught imaginations of people who have seen the popular movie The Hunger Games)
  • Map and Compass skills
  • Ropes Course
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing

Go ahead, join the adventure and develop skills that will last you a lifetime!

Written By:

Recent Posts

Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30

Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure

Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.

The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17

The View from Massachusetts

While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September

September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September