Becoming an Outdoors Woman weekend scheduled for October


 The 2018 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Introductory Skills Weekend is slated for October 5-7, 2018 at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond and registration is now open!

 You can learn more and register here:

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offers workshops for women 18 and older to gain or improve skills in activities related to hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. The workshops offer a safe and comfortable environment for beginners to learn and make new friends. 

The 3-day Intro Skills Weekend allows participants to complete four 2 1/2 hour sessions in topics of their choosing ranging from shooting sports, paddling, fly casting, fishing, fly tying, ATVing, wilderness first-aid, homesteading, map and compass and much more!

The cost to attend is $230, which includes food, lodging, materials, equipment and instruction. 




George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.