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Media Contact: Tamara Trail, Texas Wildlife Association, t_trail@texas-wildlife.org, (972-681-1701) or Linda Campbell, TPWD, linda.campbell@tpwd.texas.gov, (512) 389-4395

Feb. 13, 2006

Women of the Land Workshop Offered March 10-12

SAN ANTONIO — Women who are interested in learning outdoor skills, as well as land management skills, are encouraged to sign up for “Women of The Land,” a weekend workshop scheduled for March 10-12 at the Franklin Family Ranch near Blanco, Texas.

This two-day program is geared towards women who are interested in learning about plants, deer ecology and habitat management techniques, as well as about shooting, photography, fly fishing and outdoor cooking.

The “Women of The Land” program is open to all women age 14 and older. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to participate.

“We realize that family values are important to outdoor women and we want to do all we can to assist them in passing on your land management heritage to the next generation,” said Linda Campbell, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department private lands program director.

The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Wildlife Association, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The cost is $150 per person for all the classes, meals, and lodging for Saturday night. Lodging for Friday night is also available for an extra fee.

Participants are offered their choice of classes over four concurrent sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Classes being offered include: Deer Ecology & Management, Hill Country Plants & Habitat, Fishing & Pond Management, Wildlife ID on Your Land, Habitat Management Basics, Rifle Basics, Shotgun Basics, Camping & Dutch Oven Cooking, Hunting Deer - Basics for Hunters & Landowners, Wildlife Photography, Birding, & Wildlife Viewing, Ranch & Wildlife Management Planning and Stream Ecology and Fly Fishing.

For more information, contact Tamara Trail of the Texas Wildlife Association at 972-681-1701, Linda Campbell of Texas Parks & Wildlife at 1-800-792-1112, x. 4395 or call 1-800-TEX-WILD. You may also download a registration form from http://www.texas-wildlife.org/.

AR 2006-02-13


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