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    Anyone involved in this in either Anchorage or Fairbanks?
    Any of your wives been involved in this?
    Here is a schedule:
    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/regio...A/bow.schedule
    There is nothing offered in the Interior, though.
    I posted about this last year, but I couldn't find the original thread.
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    My wife did the event at Lost Lake last summer. She was really hoping to do it again this year and is currently planning to go to the winter workshop.

    Hopefully they haven't cancelled this year's summer workshop. She's been looking forward to that since last year!

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    A coworker went to the winter workshop last year and absolutely loved it. She learned a lot and had a lot of fun. She's going back this year, and my wife and another coworker are joining them. They're pretty excited about their trip to Chickaloon.

    I think it's a really cool and impressive program. I was pretty surprised that my wife signed up for the trapping class - and I'm only a little bit jealous.
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    When is the winter workshop and when do you have to be registered for the summer workshop?
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    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/region3/programs/BOW/

    They have a schedule up for the year now, but you can't register for events until they open it (like 4-8 weeks in advance or something).

    My wife went to the winter event last year and loved it. She is going again this year.

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    My wife signed up and is looking foward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    When is the winter workshop and when do you have to be registered for the summer workshop?
    Winter workshop is March 13-15 in Chickaloon.
    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Regio...n%20Packet.pdf

    You've got a while still until you can register for the summer workshop.
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    We are super busy that week/weekend. Hm. Maybe I might still be able to go to that one.
    Thanks for letting me know Wyoming.
    It's just unfortunate that there isn't another event located in Fairbanks.
    Chickaloon is quite the drive from the Interior even in March.
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    My wife did that about 2 years ago, IIRC. Enjoyed it. Made a pulk and did an overnight ski trip (in the rain)

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    Sweet. I'm hoping that by involving my woman in some of these classes, she will truly understand the need for good, expensive gear!!

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    Explain to her that it's an 'investment' just like her make up is an 'investment'. She doesn't want to go out with only the best for her and neither would you when you are hunting. You need the best of the best gear.
    I have better analogies. I'll just have to think about them.
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    Is wldboar going with you COtoAK?
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    She could but I haven't registered yet.
    I'll ask wldboar if she's interested in coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Explain to her that it's an 'investment' just like her make up is an 'investment'. She doesn't want to go out with only the best for her and neither would you when you are hunting. You need the best of the best gear.
    I have better analogies. I'll just have to think about them.
    She has expensive make-up, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    She could but I haven't registered yet.
    I'll ask wldboar if she's interested in coming.
    Keep a look out for my wife if you go. The outdoors thing is still fairly new to her.
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    Chickaloon closed....Actually thinking about doing the Raspberry Island in Nov. Fishing season over then
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    Talked to my wife about it yesterday, but the $275 bucks sounded kinda steep....She did sound interested though and will definitely keep watching the list!

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    Not to stray from the subject, but if you guys want to get the outdoor girls together outside the BOW thing, I think that'd be a great idea as well. Likea SW shopping spree or somethin lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    She has expensive make-up, too.
    ..and there you go. Good excuse for getting some good gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Keep a look out for my wife if you go. The outdoors thing is still fairly new to her.
    Is she going to Chickaloon? I was thinking about going to the summer gig.

    Quote Originally Posted by wldboar View Post
    Chickaloon closed....Actually thinking about doing the Raspberry Island in Nov. Fishing season over then
    How about the summer event? The one thats between Fairbanks and Delta? Maybe you should consider that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Talked to my wife about it yesterday, but the $275 bucks sounded kinda steep....She did sound interested though and will definitely keep watching the list!
    It is definitely steep, but worth it in the long run.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Not to stray from the subject, but if you guys want to get the outdoor girls together outside the BOW thing, I think that'd be a great idea as well. Likea SW shopping spree or somethin lol
    TWB,
    Let's see. An all girls get together for a shopping spree. Do you know what kind of women you are talking to here? Do you know what kind of shopping spree we all like?
    Okay... let's see.
    1. Wiggy's Sleeping Bag
    2. Big Agnes Tent Copper Spur
    3. JetBoil (with add ons) <--I get a new one every year
    4. Leupold Scope
    5. Swarovski Binos (they are better than the crystal)
    6. Advantage Max 4 camo gear
    7. Simms chest waders (for sheep hunting and staying warm)
    8. Danners (good, strudy boots for sheep hunting - ankle protection)
    9. Barneys Pack (if they can make one for my frame, I'd be happy)
    10. I'd like a new wall tent, too!

    This doesn't even include the Bowtech the Edge bow that I want, or the 30-06 that I would like to have.

    This doesn't include the ski-doo, the merc engine for the boat that I want, the ATV that I have been eye balling, the super cub to do fly ins and fly outs for my sheep hunt. I'd settle for an Experimental or a 150.

    Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, TWB. I think that you are talking about the wrong women on this board.

    Next time you make a gender comment like that, I think that you need to be prepared enough to know that not every city snob turned Alaskan does in fact know their gear. I think that you should be shocked on the kind of women Alaska produces.

    You want to do some shopping? Bring it on, Donkey Kong and we will see if you can withstand your gender comment on 'shopping'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    ..and there you go. Good excuse for getting some good gear.


    Is she going to Chickaloon? I was thinking about going to the summer gig.


    How about the summer event? The one thats between Fairbanks and Delta? Maybe you should consider that one.


    It is definitely steep, but worth it in the long run.


    TWB,
    Let's see. An all girls get together for a shopping spree. Do you know what kind of women you are talking to here? Do you know what kind of shopping spree we all like?
    Okay... let's see.
    1. Wiggy's Sleeping Bag
    2. Big Agnes Tent Copper Spur
    3. JetBoil (with add ons) <--I get a new one every year
    4. Leupold Scope
    5. Swarovski Binos (they are better than the crystal)
    6. Advantage Max 4 camo gear
    7. Simms chest waders (for sheep hunting and staying warm)
    8. Danners (good, strudy boots for sheep hunting - ankle protection)
    9. Barneys Pack (if they can make one for my frame, I'd be happy)
    10. I'd like a new wall tent, too!

    This doesn't even include the Bowtech the Edge bow that I want, or the 30-06 that I would like to have.

    This doesn't include the ski-doo, the merc engine for the boat that I want, the ATV that I have been eye balling, the super cub to do fly ins and fly outs for my sheep hunt. I'd settle for an Experimental or a 150.

    Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, TWB. I think that you are talking about the wrong women on this board.

    Next time you make a gender comment like that, I think that you need to be prepared enough to know that not every city snob turned Alaskan does in fact know their gear. I think that you should be shocked on the kind of women Alaska produces.

    You want to do some shopping? Bring it on, Donkey Kong and we will see if you can withstand your gender comment on 'shopping'.
    Nope my wife only gets vacuum cleaners, mops, and sewing machines from me. Who in their right mind would actually purchase quality outdoor gear for their wife.

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