Archery 101: Learn about the fun sport of archery. You will learn the different parts of a bow and techniques on how to shoot in this hands-on class.

3D Archery: Learn archery skills including judging distance and shooting around obstacles, while shooting at animal targets in a wooded setting.

Intro to Fishing:  Learn basic fishing techniques and practice in our pond

Fly Fishing 101: Learn fly-fishing techniques from a professional and practice in our pond!

Intro to Fly-Tying: Learn the basics of fly-tying and tie flies to take home with you.

Beekeeping: Intro to the basics of beekeeping and the uses of honey & beeswax based products.

Trap-Shooting: Learn how to wingshoot clay pigeons with a shotgun from our expert instructors.

Skeet-Shooting: Further your shotgun wingshooting skills and learn how to shoot at a clay pigeon as it crosses in front of you.

Outdoor Photography: This class covers techniques for capturing nature in your photos. The focus of the class will be composition and picture taking skills. Don't forget to bring your own camera to put your newfound skills to the test.

Intro to Handguns: Basic handgun skills will be presented. Learn how to load and unload a handgun safely. You will be instructed on the types of guns and ammunition. Then take your skills to the practice range.

Rifle Marksmanship: Learn to shoot rifles and the fundamentals of marksmanship skills. Join us for fun and action on the firing range!


Woodsmanship: Want to learn what to look for when you're walking or hunting in the woods? Learn to interpret animal sign and different types of flora. Become a skilled traveler in the woods.

Turkey Hunting 101: Learn turkey hunting techniques for the spring & fall seasons. Basic hunting skills, calls and safety will all be part of this class.

Game Processing: You've got your game. Now what do you do with it? Learn how to process mammals, fish & fowl in this informative hands-on class.

Basic Self-Defense for Women: Learn the basics of defending yourself in the case of an attack.

Falconry:  Learn about the 5000-year-old sport of falconry. In this class, you will learn about trapping the birds, housing, equipment, training, and exams.

Wilderness Survival: Learn how to be prepared to help yourself and others if you are stuck in the wilderness.

Dutch Oven Cooking: Food always tastes better when it’s cooked outside. Session covers methods, equipment and recipes to make delicious meals & snacks.


Massachusetts License to Carry Certification: (Counts for 2 classes). This course will teach the basic skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This certificate class will allow you to apply for your Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms.

Knife/Hawk Throwing: Learn the skills and techniques necessary to participate in the primitive sport of knife & tomahawk throwing.

Wild Mushroom Hunting:  Learn how to hunt & gather the edible wild mushrooms one might find in the New England outdoors.

Gun Shopping 101: Want to learn how to pick out the right firearm for you? Choose the right handgun, shotgun or rifle for a variety of uses.

Birdwatching: Learn the basics of bird watching and identification with our experienced instructor.

Explore Bowhunting: Hands on learning about bowhunting, including preparing for the shot, shot placement and what to do afterwards.

Paracord Crafts: Learn how to make a survival bracelet and other fun crafts out of paracord.

Herb Gardening: Learn how to plant & maintain a garden full of delicious and nutritious herbs.

Disaster Preparedness: Learn how to keep you and your family prepared with supplies and knowledge in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. 

Vehicle Maintenance:  Want to learn how to change your oil or change a tire by yourself? Maintain your vehicle’s fluids and maintenance schedule?

K9 First Aid: What do you do if your dog is injured in the field? Learn how to respond in case of an emergency.

Dendrology: Learn about the basics of tree identification and their benefits to wildlife.

Blade Honing: "Living by the Edge" is a hands-on class where you will learn how to sharpen your hunting knives, kitchen knives and broadheads.

Women in the Outdoors is dedicated to providing interactive educational outdoor opportunities for women ages 13 and older. Local chapters throughout the nation conduct outdoor learning events featuring hands-on activities.


The Women in the Outdoors Program supports both hunting and non-hunting activities. All Women in the Outdoors members do not necessarily participate in the act of hunting; however it is our hope that through quality educational programs, all women attendees will form a better understanding of the importance that shooting sports, ethical hunting and scientific wildlife management go hand in hand in our ongoing conservation efforts.

2018 Class List

            Full Descriptions are at bottom of list

Wilderness Survival

​Blade Honing

Dutch Oven Cooking

Massachusetts LTC Certification

Knife & Hawk Throwing

Wild Mushroom Hunting

Vehicle Maintenance

Skeet Shooting

Gun Shopping 101

Beekeeping

Herb Gardening

Intro to Fishing

Birdwatching

Disaster Preparedness / Prepping

Paracord Crafts


The 2018 WITO Event will feature over 30 different instructional classes, seminars and activities. All of our classes are designed with the beginner in mind (unless otherwise noted). Come and enjoy a fun day with friends and other Women in the Outdoors!

Massachusetts



Archery 101

Fly-Fishing 101

Intro to Fly-Tying

Trap-Shooting

Outdoor Photography

Intro to Handguns

Rifle Marksmanship

Woodsmanship

Turkey Hunting 101

3D Archery

Game Processing

Basic Self-Defense

Falconry

K9 First Aid

​Dendrology

​Explore Bowhunting