Central Mass Chapter
National Wild Turkey Federation         

Women in the Outdoors

The 2014 Central Mass Women in the Outdoors Event

Date: Saturday July 19, 2014
Location: Auburn Sportsman's Club
       50 Elm St, Auburn, MA

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Women in the Outdoors is dedicated to providing interactive educational outdoor opportunities for women ages 13 and older. Local chapters throughout the nation conduct outdoor learning events featuring hands-on activities.

 The Women in the Outdoors Program supports both hunting and non-hunting activities. All Women in the Outdoors members do not necessarily participate in the act of hunting; however it is our hope that through quality educational programs, all women attendees will form a better understanding of the importance that shooting sports, ethical hunting and scientific wildlife management go hand in hand in our ongoing conservation efforts.

Class Listings:

Archery 101: Learn about the fun sport of archery. You will learn the different parts of a bow and techniques on how to shoot in this hands-on class.

Advanced Archery: Hone your skills and sharpen your aim in this class for intermediate and advanced archers. Bring your own equipment if you have it.

Canoe/Kayak: Participants will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to canoe or kayak. Learn about equipment, preparation and safety. Then off to paddle in our picturesque pond! Remember to wear clothing appropriate for being on the water!

Fly Fishing 101: Learn techniques from a professional and practice in our pond!

Beekeeping: This class will show you how to maintain a colony of bees throughout the year. Also learn how to use beeswax to make fun crafts.

Trap-Shooting: Learn how to wingshoot clay pigeons from our expert instructors. $5 class fee

Outdoor Photography: This class covers techniques for capturing nature in your photos. The focus of the class will be composition and picture taking skills. Don't forget to bring your own camera to put your newfound skills to the test.

Handgun Safety: Basic handgun skills will be presented. Learn how to load and unload a handgun safely. You will be instructed on the types of guns and ammunition. Then take your skills to the practice range.

Rifle Marksmanship: Learn to shoot .22 rifles and the fundamentals of marksmanship skills. Join us for fun and action on the firing range!

Woodsmanship: Want to learn what to look for when you're walking or hunting in the woods? Learn to interpret animal sign and different types of flora. Become a skilled traveler in the woods.

Turkey Hunting: 101: Learn turkey hunting and calling techniques for the spring & fall seasons. Basic hunting skills, calls and safety will all be part of this fun and informative class.

Intro to Trapping: Learn the basics of trapping. Whether it is to address human wildlife conflict issues or to take furbearers during the statewide trapping season, you'll learn about the equipment and techniques needed to get started.

Game Processing: You've got your game, now what do you do with it? Learn how to process fish & fowl in this informative hands-on class.

Kitchen Garden Folklore and Recipes: Learn to use common herbs in your garden in a simple tasty way. Make an Herbal Sugar Jar to bring home.

Basic Self-Defense for Women: Learn Judo & Jujitsu techniques to fend off an attack. Black Belt instructors will guide you through throws, takedowns, weapons, defensive strikes, escapes and their practical application in keeping you safe.

Falconry: Learn about the 5000 year old sport of falconry. In this class you will learn about trapping the birds, housing, equipment, training, and exams. All things required to be a falconer

Canning 101: Learn the basics of the waterbath method and pressure canning method of food preservation. We will discuss food safety, equipment, proper processing methods and demonstrate a simple canning project. $5 Class Fee

Wilderness Survival: Learn how to be prepared to help yourself and others if the need arises. You will learn the rubrics of survival needs; building effective fire lays and debris shelters, and know what to pack and how to use it! Also learn emergency first aid techniques.

Duct Tape Crafting: Learn how to turn a roll of duct tape into fashionable and functional items. Start out making a duct-tape tote bag and learn what else you can make as well.

Dutch Oven Cooking: Food always tastes better when it’s cooked outside. Don’t go hungry in the outdoors! This session covers methods, equipment and recipes to make delicious meals & snacks.

Orienteering: Learn how to use a GPS and Map & Compass to find where you're going in the woods.

Massachusetts License to Carry Certification: (Counts for 2 classes). This course will teach the basic skills,knowledge and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
This certificate class will allow you to apply for your Massachusetts Firearms License To Carry .

Waterfowl ID: Learn how to train your eyes to look for distinguishing marks on migrating waterfowl.

Power Tools 101: Saw, Screw, Grind, Assemble, Voila! A survey of power tools from drills to saws. Learn to use an assortment of power tools safely & effectively.

Treestand Safety: Learn how to properly set up your treestand. Students will climb treestands with harnesses and learn how to avoid accidents. Proper footwear required.

Wolf Talk: Wolf behavior in captivity and in the wild. Eating habits, pack structure. Visual displays of fur skulls and more. Question and answer session and pictures with a live wolf included .

Knife/Hatchet Throwing: Learn the skills and techniques necessary to participate in the primitive sport of knife & hatchet throwing. Our expert instructors will teach you all you need to know to get started in this fun family sport.
Troubleshooting the Shooter: You already know how to shoot your shotgun or rifle. Come take a class where expert instructors will look at your form and technique then offer critiques and tips to make a good shooter a great one! This class is intended for intermediate and advanced shooters only.

Registration Fee: $75 for ages $18 & Older / $45 for ages 13-17

  • Includes Tuition, WITO Membership & Meal

  • If you are a current NWTF Member take $35 off the tuition fee (Must provide current member # and exp date). If you joined at last year's event you MUST renew your membership this year.

  • Payment via check or credit card

  • Make checks payable to: NWTF

  • For Credit Card payments please call: 774-272-1274

  • NO REFUNDS after July 5, 2014

  • This event is rain or shine – Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities

Sponsor Registration: Become an Event Sponsor and help fund Future Events!

  • $200 includes Membership, Tuition, Meals & Special Sponsor-Only Raffle Pack.

7:00am-8:00am: Registration, light breakfast, and auction/raffle opens

8:00am... Welcome & Meet the Instructors

8:30am - 10:00am... Class #1

10:20am – 11:50am... Class #2

12:00... Lunch

During Lunch: Visit our Alpaca, Wolf and Vehicle Maintenance Demos

1:30pm – 3:00pm ... Class #3

3:20pm to 4:50pm... Class #4

5:30...Auction/Raffle Ends, Event Evaluations & Closing

To Register for this event Click Here: 2014 WITO Registration






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