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Colorado women invited to all-female weekend workshop focused on outdoor skills

Women-only outdoor skills weekend planned for Western Colorado
Posted at 11:02 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 13:02:33-04

MONTROSE, Colo. — Women who want to improve their outdoor skills and learn more about wildlife, hunting and fishing are invited to a weekend-long workshop in western Colorado.

The “Cast and Blast” weekend workshop, which is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, runs from June 21-23 at Jim Olterman/Lone Cone State Wildlife Area, about 25 miles south of Norwood.

Women will learn about fly fishing, shotgun shooting, archery, wildlife watching, camping and the basics of wildlife management. CPW will supply all sporting equipment, but if you have a 20-gauge shotgun or fishing or archery gear, you’re welcome to bring that, CPW said.

"This program is designed for women and provides a very supportive atmosphere for those who want to learn about fishing, hunting and wildlife," said Kelly Crane, district wildlife manager in Ouray. "We especially invite women who have little or no experience to join us."

The event is limited to 15 to 20 women who are 18 years old and older. Participants must have a current Colorado fishing license and will need their own camping gear, though cabins are available. All food will be provided.

A $40 deposit is required by those who have chosen to participate but will be returned on the first day of the workshop.

If you’re interested, you can request an application by contacting Darlene Trainor at 970-252-6000 or Applications must be submitted by June 5.

Want to learn more about the workshop? Email Crane at