BOW program offering shooting sports workshop September 14, 2022 The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is offering an “Introduction to Shooting Sports” workshop Saturday, Sept. 24. The Wisconsin Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is offering an “Introduction to Shooting Sports” workshop Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Bill Cook Izaak Walton League property east of Stevens Point. This workshop is designed for beginners and is an opportunity to learn to shoot in a safe, supportive environment. The course introduces participants to recreational shooting with a variety of firearms. Participants will learn hands-on firearm safety handling and principles from certified, patient instructors. After becoming familiar with the different guns available, participants will be coached one-on-one in shooting lessons using rifles, shotguns and handguns. No experience is necessary, and all the equipment – firearms, ammunition, ear and eye protection – will be provided. This workshop is designed for beginners but also appropriate for anyone who wants to brush up on their shooting skills or try a type of gun they have not used. It is an opportunity to learn to shoot in a safe, supportive environment. The $99 registration fee includes lunch. Only 15 spots are available in this one-of-a-kind BOW program designed specifically for women. To ensure a spot, call Peggy Farrell, 715-346-4681 to make a reservation. The Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League grounds consist of 147 acres of managed forest along the scenic Plover River in Stevens Point. Its Conservation Center has meeting space and modern restrooms. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops focus on learning outdoor skills including hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, camping and canoeing. Workshops are designed primarily for women ages 18-80+. BOW is a nonprofit, outreach education program at UW-Stevens Point and is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.