Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' popular "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" summer workshop is set for Aug. 7-9 at Lubrecht Forest, east of Missoula. 

"It's a great opportunity to go and spend time with people who enjoy the outdoors and learn new activities," FWP's Vivica Crowser said. "People who are registered to do this can choose between different instruction and activities everywhere from gun-handling, to fishing, map and compass reading, kayaking, bird and insect identification, outdoor survival. Basically it's a just good variety of outdoor activities that if you have little or no exposure, it's a great way to learn more about them in a very safe environment."

Crowser said participants must be at least 18 years old to register. Fees also range anywhere from $170 to $290 depending on the course women choose to get involved with, meals, and time spent with instruction.

"Go to the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks website, follow the links there," Crowser said. "There's a registration form that you can download and send in. I do recommend you do it sooner rather than later, especially with it coming up in less than a month. It's really popular and often times, it does fill."

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is also sponsoring a kayak and camping class August 8 and 9 on the Clark Fork River. Crowser said participants will paddle from the Big Eddy Fishing Access Site to Saint Regis with an overnight camp at the Sloway Campground. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and provide their own kayak, life jacket and camping gear. The $60 fee includes three meals and transportation of camping gear. Crowser adds that participants should have some kayaking experience.

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