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Registration is closed for the August Panhandle Women's Outdoors Clinic as all slots are filled.
But Idaho Fish and Game Department officials say they're already starting a contact list for women who want to be notified when registration opens for next summer's clinic involving shooting, fishing, camping, survival and other outdoors skills.
Don't be left out. Contact Idaho Department of Fish and Game (208) 769-1414.
OUTDOOR SKILLS — Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills in a 15th annual September weekend workshop led by certified instructors.
Scheduled for Sept.14-16 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation, the annual workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women, a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship.
Twenty different classes will be offered throughout the weekend on skills such as archery, basic freshwater fishing, fly fishing and tying, kayaking and the basics of big-game hunting.
Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old and must have a current Washington recreational fishing license to participate in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions.
Info: Ronni McGlenn, (425) 455-1986, or www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org.
WOMEN OUTDOORS — The Spokane REI store is devoting an evening to providing women with information on programs and events designed especially for getting women active in outdoor activities.
Diva Night is set for Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1125
Topics to be covered range from health and wellness to camp cooking, backpacking, climbing and more.
Participating groups include the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Souper Bowl, Emde Sports, Belles & Baskets, Gals Get Going, the YWCA, Jazzercise, Fitness Center, Rossignol, Superfeet and Moving Comfort, Petzl, Columbia, Black Diamond, Asics and ZipFizz and Girl Scouts.
The REI climbing wall will be open for women to try out.
OUTDOOR PEOPLE — A woman who became cult hero as a naturalist an outdoorswoman in the 1970s has died after a long illness.
When her marriage fell apart in the mid-1960s, Anne LaBastille took refuge in the wilderness, building a log cabin on a hidden lake in the Adirondack Mountains and then carving an influential writing career out of her remote existence, the New York Times reports.
The women's and environmental movements were on the rise in 1976 when she published “Woodswoman,” the first in a four-volume autobiographical series that celebrated her adventures - and inspired women across the nation to engage in the great outdoors.
LaBastille, who had Alzheimer's disease, died July 1 at a care facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y., said her friend Doris Herwig. She was 77.
Read on for more details from the Associated Press.