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Joe Manchin III, Governor

Frank Jezioro, Director


News Release : June 21, 2007


Hoy Murphy , Public Information Officer (304) 558-3381
Billie Shearer, Wildlife Resources Section (304) 558-2771

DNR to Host Fourth Annual Wild & Wonderful Women’s Outdoor Event July 28 th at Kanawha State Forest

The registration deadline for the fourth annual Wild & Wonderful Women’s Outdoor Event to be held at Kanawha State Forest on July 28 th is quickly approaching, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the Division of Natural Resources. Registration must be received by June 29 to obtain a discount.

“The focus of the event is to provide women an opportunity to learn outdoor activities with hands-on experience,” Jezioro said. “Although women make up half the population in West Virginia, they make up a much smaller percentage of those who take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.”

During this one-day event, which is being co-sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Women In the Outdoors program, women will have the opportunity to participate in four 90 minute classes throughout the day: archery, camping, first aid, fishing, fly tying, backpacking, outdoor cooking, outdoor survival, shooting, stream ecology, talkin’ turkey, and what’s in the woods.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn an outdoor skill, but were unsure of the equipment needed or what’s involved, this field day is a wonderful opportunity to explore these areas. Experienced volunteer instructors will provide hands-on training throughout the day. In addition, women participating in the event will be eligible for door prizes, various raffles, and a silent auction that will include various items such as wildlife prints, sculptures, and quilts.

A registration fee of $40 (if postmarked by June 29) or $45 is required to cover the cost of training, materials, lunch, one year subscription to the Women in the Outdoors Magazine, and a gift. Ages 14-17 must attend with a parent or legal guardian.

For more information concerning this event or to register, visit the DNR’s Web site at or call 304-558-2771 or email for more information.


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