Archive for April 1st, 2010

Women in the Wild Workshop

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Women in the Wild may sound like an anthropological examination of early human females, but in truth it’s a workshop to help women interact with the outdoors in new ways.

:08—Women in the Wild is a great way for ladies to come out and try things that they otherwise might be intimidated to try, in a third party setting.

Game Warden Brandi Reeder organized the event, set for May 1 & 2 in Rockport.

:13—We have everything from shotguns, BB guns, archery, fishing and fly-fishing, boat operations, Dutch oven cooking, first aide, self-defense. We just have a wide range of activities in which these ladies can come out here and try.

Reeder says Women in the Wild participants will learn from the best.

:12—Including John Martel who does outdoor photography. And then I have Jay Watkins who’s a pro guide as well as pro tournament fisherman. I have Chuck Naiser who’s going to do my fly-fishing this year; I have an exceptional lineup.

The only requirements are that you’re a woman and at least 21 years old; otherwise, no experience necessary.

:12—The more knowledge that you get, the more confident you feel in your own capabilities to do things. Instead of relying on someone else to help you with it, you can do these activities yourself and be confident that even if you don’t know it—you can learn it!

We have details about registration and accommodations for the Women in the Wild workshop, at

That’s our show …with support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Accommodations for the weekend are not provided, however, there are many great places to stay in Rockport. Find a partial listing at this website:

Explore the Outdoors with “Women in the Wild” Workshop

ROCKPORT — Women interested in the outdoors are invited to attend the second annual Women in the Wild workshop, a weekend-long event being held by the Rockport chapter of the Texas Outdoors Woman Network (TOWN) on May 1-2. The event is designed to help familiarize women with the various outdoor activities in the Coastal Bend and encourage them to participate in a fun and safe outdoor environment.

The event will be held at The Lodge in Rockport. The entry fee includes participation in four of the scheduled activities, a t-shirt, a Saltwater Fisheries Enhancement Association membership and meals for the weekend.

Courses offered include beginner and intermediate shotgun shooting, BB guns, archery and self defense. There will also be a fly fishing seminar with Chuck Naiser and a fishing seminar with Jay Watkins. Women will have a chance to learn boat equipment and operation, kayaking, outdoor photography, habitat/species identification, first aid and Dutch oven cooking.

“The intent is to help these women become familiar with new activities without pressure to master any one thing,” said Texas Game Warden Brandi Reeder.

TOWN is an offshoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program. Its goal is to provide outdoors-oriented women a chance to meet and develop friendships with other women who have similar interests. Chapters across Texas regularly hold various activities that allow women to participate in the outdoors in a stress-free and supporting environment.

Women interested in the program need to register before April 15. Entry costs $125 before March 15 and $150 after that. Registration is limited to the first 75 women above the age of 21.

Registration forms are available at the Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement Offices in Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Victoria and online at For more information visit the TOWN Rockport Web site or contact Brandi Reeder at or (361) 790-2611.