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BOW, California duck-hunting workshop still has space available

January 11, 2011 | 10:13 am

A participant at a previous BOW, California duck-hunting workshop takes aim.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, California is kicking off its 2011 workshops with a duck-hunting clinic Friday and Saturday, and there's still space available.

Held at the Wilderness Unlimited property in Williams, located in Colusa County, this is a unique opportunity to learn the sport in one of the most waterfowl-populated areas of the Central Valley.

Limited to 10 participants, this course should provide plenty of personal instruction -- each three-person blind will consist of two attendees with a guide and a dog.

Shotguns, ammunition, waders and boots will be provided. However, participants will need to have a valid California hunting license with both the state and federal duck stamps.

The group will meet Friday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Wilderness Unlimited clubhouse for dinner, outfitting and discussion of safety practices, laws and regulations, hunter ethics, waterfowl identification and the schedule for the following day.

Overnight accommodations will be in trailers at the on-site RV park (there is room to park a personal RV if preferred), or there are hotels in Williams. The group will rise before sunrise Saturday to get out to the blinds. A continental breakfast will be provided before leaving.

The cost to attend is $200. Registration should be done no later than 5 p.m. Thursday and can be completed online at www.bowca.org/onlineregistration or by calling Susan Herrgesell at (530) 347-0227.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: A participant at a previous BOW, California duck-hunting workshop takes aim. Credit: BOW, California