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Wyoming Game and Fish


Apply Now for WGFD Summer Camps



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03/01/2011 - Want to have fun this summer while learning about Wyoming's wildlife and developing outdoor skills? Then sign up for one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's summer camps and workshops. WGFD offers three opportunities each summer, one for teachers, one for youth and one for women. All camps will be held at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois. Participants stay in cabins and eat three hot meals a day in a dining hall.

WILD about O.R.E.O. Educator Workshop

Whether you teach science, history, math, physical education or lead a youth group, this 4-day workshop helps make it easy to keep your students in touch with wildlife and wild places. The WILD about O.R.E.O. Educator Workshop is scheduled for June 13-16.

This workshop is designed for both educators and youth leaders with programs such as parks and recreation. Educators learn a gamut of outdoor activities including: the history of wildlife conservation, outdoor photography, shooting sports, geocaching, staying safe in bear-country, fishing, shooting sports, canoe safety and much more. Participants can also get certified in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) or Project WILD.

Registration is open through April 29. The registration fee is $150 per person. There are 40 spots available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information visit www.gf.state.wy.us/education or contact Tristanna Bickford at (307) 777-4536 or at tristanna.bickford@wgf.state.wy.us

WILD about O.R.E.O. Youth Conservation Camp

Wyoming youth who would like to spend a week learning outdoor skills and participating in shooting sports, fishing, canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities are encouraged to apply for the 2011 WILD about O.R.E.O. Youth Conservation Camp.

Camp dates this year are July 31-Aug. 5. The camp is free of charge and is available to youth age 14-17. Young men and women enjoy a week of learning outdoor skills and conservation ethics. In addition to learning shooting and fishing skills, there is outdoor photography and campfire time.

Students must live in Wyoming and be recommended by a teacher or youth leader. Camp size is set at 40 openings. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, May 27. Application forms are available at any regional office of the Game and Fish, at the department website http://gf.state.wy.us, or by calling (307) 777-4538.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an outdoor skills program for women that will be held June 18-20, at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside of Dubois. Activities at the weekend long camp are designed to introduce women to a variety of outdoor pursuits they can enjoy in Wyoming's great outdoors—from hunting and shooting to fly fishing, canoeing or wildlife photography.

Applications must be received by the Game and Fish by 5 p.m. on April 15. Faxes and e-mails will not be accepted. The three-day event costs $150, which includes all meals, lodging and equipment. Space is limited to 50 women and final participants will be selected through a random draw.

Applications and additional information are available at http://gf.state.wy.us by clicking on "Education" then "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman." Applications can be mailed to: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. For more information, contact Janet Milek at (307) 233-6404

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