MI Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program Invites Women to Pheasant Hunt March 19

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Feb. 28, 2011

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program (BOW), will be hosting a Pheasant Hunt at Hunters Creek Club in Metamora, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Pheasant Hunt is designed for women ages 18 and up. Beginners – particularly those who have never bird hunted before – are especially welcome and will receive extra attention and instruction.

The event begins with safety instruction and target practice, followed by lunch in the dining room. After lunch, participants will go to the field for a guided three-bird limit walk-up hunt. There will be three hunters and two guides per field.

Participants will need a small game license or an apprentice license; for more information on licenses, visit www.michigan.gov/dnre. Participants will also need to bring or borrow the following items to get started: hunter orange as the outermost layer of clothing, a shotgun, and ear and eye protection. These items can be borrowed from the BOW program host at the event. Participants will need to bring or purchase two boxes of shotgun shells. Ammunition is available for purchase at the Hunter’s Creek Pro Shop.

The registration deadline for this event is March 11, and cost is $150 per person. This includes all instruction, 25 sporting clay targets, lunch and guides during the hunt.

Ammunition, hunting license, bird cleaning and gratuities are not included in the registration fee. There is a $3.95 charge per bird for cleaning. As required by law, birds must be cleaned by Hunters Creek staff.

Hunters Creek Club is located at 675 E. Sutton Rd. in Metamora. For more information and a registration form, visit www.michigan.gov/bow. Questions may be directed to DNR-Outdoors-Woman [at] michigan [dot] gov or 517-241-2225.