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Women in the Outdoors Workshop at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Midwest Region, April 22, 2006
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Participants in the Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop build bluebird houses during a training session at Squaw Creek NWR.

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Participants in the Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop build bluebird houses during a training session at Squaw Creek NWR. - USFWS photo - Photo Credit: n/a
Participants in the Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop learn Dutch oven cooking techniques during a training session at Squaw Creek NWR. - USFWS photo
Participants in the Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop learn Dutch oven cooking techniques during a training session at Squaw Creek NWR. - USFWS photo - Photo Credit: n/a

On April 21-22, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge hosted the first annual Women in the Outdoors SkillsWorkshop held at the Refuge headquarters.  The event was co-sponsored by the Platte County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Friends of Squaw Creek.  This workshop was designed to give women 14 years of age and older an opportunity to learn new skills involving outdoor recreation in a non competitive environment.

Pheasants Forever and the Missouri Waterfowl Association sponsored the Friday night mixer.  Twenty-seven women relaxed on the refuge and watched the sun set Friday evening.  There were several other activities that night including kickless shooting, wildlife movies and a night hike.

Saturday activities started at 5:15 a.m. with 9 women in a blind taking picutes of strutting turkeys while 8 women went on a birding hike.  A total of 43 women participated in classes including making antler jewelry, learning about alien plants, Dutch oven cooking, birding techniques, mushroom hunting, wetland management, wildlife photography and widlife woodworking to name a few. 

The 43 women attending came from five states - Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.


Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov



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