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2016 BOW Summer Workshop


Dates: Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7
Fees: $100 (includes instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of equipment, all meals and lodging).

Some partial scholarships are available. To apply please fill out this application form.

Registration Form

Summer Courses

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  • *Firearms 101: The course will cover the basic types of firearms, firearm safety, and give some tips for selecting and purchasing firearms.
  • *Introduction to Rifles: Learn the basics of rifles and proper shooting techniques. Learn to sight-in a rifle, the different types of scopes, bullet types, shooting positions, calibers and what they mean, and best of all, spend lots of time shooting.
  • *Basic Shotgunning: Students will learn how to judge distances, pattern shotguns, learn basic shooting techniques, and receive instruction on the clay target range.
  • **Fly-Fishing: Participants will learn the basics of fly-fishing, differences in rod weight and length, types of fly line and how to fly-cast. This course will give you in-class instruction as well as hands-on experience with fly-fishing equipment most commonly used in North Dakota.
  • *Boat Fishing/Trailering: Learn the basic skills, equipment and tactics needed to fish from a boat. This class will provide the opportunity for participants to learn the proper procedure for loading/unloading a boat, in addition to time on the water fishing.
  • *Trapping for Beginners: Split your time learning the fundamentals of both upland and water trapping during this class. Topics will include equipment use, laws, ethics and basic fur-bearer habits.
  • *Archery: Archery is a fast growing sport that has a variety of applications, from target shooting to bow hunting large and small game. Learn the basics of gear selection and shooting techniques, with lots of hands on experience.
  • **Canoeing 101: This course will focus on water safety, required equipment, and basic paddling techniques. This course will be largely taught on or near the water and will cover everything from getting in and out safely to portaging your canoe and safely transporting it to your vehicle.
  • **Nature is Neat: Discover what the Turtle Mountains have to offer, spend time hitting the trails of Lake Metigoshe State Park to learn about wildlife, native plants and any-thing else you may encounter on the trail.

* Mild activity (little walking, some standing and sitting)
** Moderate activity (walking, some hiking)
*** Somewhat strenuous, requiring some coordination and fitness

Session Schedule

Friday, August 5

Time Description Location
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration and Check-In Dining Hall
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Welcome - NDGF Staff Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session 1 Meet in Dining Hall
Basic Shotgunning | Fly-Fishing | Archery | Nature is Neat
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ice-Breaker Activity Amphitheater
8 p.m. - Into the Night Laughter around the Campfire Amphitheater

Saturday, August 6

Time Description Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. - Noon Session 2 Meet in Dining Hall
Boat Fishing and Trailering | Trapping for Beginners | Canoeing 101 | Introduction to Rifles
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session 3 Meet in Dining Hall
Trapping for Beginners | Canoeing 101 | Firearms 101 | Fly-Fishing
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner TBD
7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Key Note Speaker TBD
7:45 p.m. - Dark Yard Games Amphitheater

Sunday, August 7

Time Description Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. - Noon Session 4 Meet in Dining Hall
Nature is Neat | Basic Shotgunning | Fly-Fishing | Archery
Noon Lunch and Check-Out Dining Hall

General Information

Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend the summer BOW workshop. During the first week of registration, preference will be given to first-time participants and previous participants bringing a first-time participant. Other applications will be held until after that period and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshop fees of $100 for the Lake Metigoshe summer workshop include instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of equipment, all meals and lodging.

Scholarships - A limited number of partial scholarships, sponsored in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, are available to attend North Dakota’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs. Download, fill out, and return the application form and payment of $50. Preference will be given to students, low-income households and North Dakota residents.

Cancellation Deadline - A $50 processing fee will be assessed to all cancelled registrations. Registrants who do not attend and who do not cancel by July 15 will be assessed the FULL pro-gram fee. You may send a substitute.

Lodging - Lodging for the Lake Metigoshe workshop is in dorms. Bath facilities are located nearby. Participants must provide their own bedding and towels. Buildings are smoke free and alcohol is prohibited at the facilities. All camp facilities are handicap accessible.

Confirmation letters will be sent to successful applicants that include payment options, maps and a packing list for the weekend. All course equipment will be provided by the instructors. Additional information will be sent as the workshop approaches.

Registration Form