The New York State Department of Conservation is taking reservations from women for a workshop to help them hone their outdoors skills.

Some of the classes being offered in the "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) workshop September 7-9 include foraging for wild food, doing yoga on a paddleboard, nature photography, camping and bowhunting.

The workshop at Greek Peak is limited to 125 registrants. Participants will be selected by lottery. Applications sent to NYS Outdoors-Woman, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-4754 must be postmarked by June 28. The cost is about $325 per person. The fee includes lodging for 2 nights, meals and the cost of the classes.

For more information, call (518) 402-8862 or check the DEC Becoming an Oudoors-Woman website at

BOW is a national educational program which is offered in 38 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces.

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