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Over the past few years there has been a steady decline in the number of hunters that have been taking to the fields. One of the main reasons for this is the sharp decline in birds which has led to some hunters finding it hard to enjoy time in the field.

However, one group of hunters has increased over the last few years: women hunters. The growth of this hunting demographic has fuelled the need for workshops to be held across the United States to provide opportunities for women to learn the necessary skills for hunting.

Those looking to sign up to a women’s pheasant hunting event can now sign up to one being organized by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The event will be held on February 28 near Dallas. While some workshops are open for women of all abilities, this one is specifically for newcomers to the sport. Those who have not hunted for a number of years and are in need of a refresher course are also encouraged to apply for a place. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

The event will start at 7am and end at 4:30pm. There are two parts to the event. In the morning there will be classroom lessons on gun safety and shotgun skills. There will also be an opportunity to practice marksmanship before taking to the field for a guided pheasant hunt with a dog. The hunt will be held at Luckiamute Valley Pheasant Preserve.

The cost for the workshop is $52 and includes all equipment. However, attendees will also have to purchase an Oregon Hunting license, upland game-bird validation and harvest information program validation in advance.

Are you interested in attending the workshop? Are you looking to improve your skills at a workshop this year?

Let us know in the comments below.

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