BOW program offers winter sports workshop in Porcupine Mountains

SILVER CITY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program is offering a Beyond BOW Winter Sports Workshop at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Silver City.

Scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2018, the program is for women who have some previous experience and would like to enhance their skills and abilities.

Participants will have opportunities to ice fish and cross-country ski both Saturday and Sunday, and, in addition, snow-shoeing will be offered Saturday. Participants should bring ice fishing gear, snowshoes, cross country skis, and outdoor apparel appropriate for winter weather. There is a downhill ski resort as well for those who wish to bring downhill skis.

A fishing license is required for those who wish to fish during the workshop. An all-species fishing license should be purchased prior to the event.

The cost is $26, or a 24-hour license may be purchased for $10. A Recreation Passport or daily parking pass also is required for entry to the state park.

Participants will meet at the Kaug Wudjoo Lodge Friday afternoon/evening for two nights of lodging. Instructors will be on-site beginning at 2 p.m. to assist with check-in. Dinner will be provided by the instructors Friday evening. The lodge has a full kitchen, so participants will be able to prepare their own meals on-site for the remainder of the event.

Enrollment is limited to 10, and enrollees must be 18 or older. The deadline for registration is Jan. 8, 2018. Class information and registration materials are available online at This will be a rain, shine or snow event. For further information, contact Michelle Zellar at 906-293-5131 or via email to