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Kayaking is one of many outdoor activities offered during the event

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Only four days remain for women to register for a fun weekend of everything from beekeeping to personal defense during the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors national event.

The event, which will be held Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2008 at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield, S.C, provides women the opportunity to experience exciting outdoor activities such as fly fishing, kayaking, archery and much more in a welcoming and relaxed environment.

Registration costs $300 and includes meals, lodging and transportation throughout the event. Registration for local participants not needing lodging costs just $60 for one day, or $85 for events of Friday and Saturday. More than 300 women from across the country have already signed up to attend the event, but a few remaining slots are still available. The deadline to sign up for the fun is Sept. 19.

Since 1998, the NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors program has worked to share the outdoor tradition by providing expert instruction and hands-on education through events designed for women. During its inaugural year, Women in the Outdoors hosted 18 events and today the program organizes more than 400 events across the nation.

Tammy Mowry, the NWTF’s national coordinator for Women in the Outdoors, northern region, said that 2008 marks 10 years of the Women in the Outdoors program empowering women to learn, laugh and lighten up.

“We’re very excited about making this year’s event even better,” said Mowry. “This is a great opportunity for women to learn about how they can get outside and have fun in a supportive, beginner-friendly atmosphere. We’re offering two days of hands-on activities through more than 30 classes taught by pro staff instructors, as well as guest speakers, music, vendors, special auctions and much more.”

Cheryl Cummins, who will be teaching beginner’s kayaking at the Women in the Outdoors event, encouraged women to take advantage of the opportunity to try new things.

“Whether it’s kayaking, outdoor cooking, ATV safety, photography, or one of many other classes, the NWTF’s Women in the Outdoors event will offer something for everyone. It’s a great chance to bond with other women and learn about the outdoors, all while having a great time.”

Mowry added that fellowship is a key reason why the Women in the Outdoors program has thrived over the past 10 years, and why enthusiasm for the upcoming national event is so high.

“The energy and level of excitement at a Women in the Outdoors event cannot be explained – it must be experienced,” said Mowry.

For more information about the Women in the Outdoors national event, contact Teresa Carroll at (803) 637-3106, or visit the Women in the Outdoors Web site to download an online registration form.