Wild Women of Washtenaw (WWOW)

Twenty-Fourth Annual OUTDOOR WOMEN’S EVENT

Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11, 2024


Friday, May 10, 2024

HUNTRESS SAFETY CLASS - Your opportunity to earn your MDNR Safety Certificate - for the first 12 participants that sign up for it. Mandatory attendance at class times 1 pm -8 pm Friday and pre-course assignments. You may want to go hunting for the first time or maybe need your hunter safety certification for an out-of-state hunt. You need a Hunter Safety Certificate to purchase a Michigan Hunting License if you were born after January 1, 1960. There is an online pre-course assignment that you must pay for and complete before the beginning of the class. The pre-course assignment has a $29.95 fee that you will pay the MDNR vendor when you register for the pre-course. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/things-to-do/hunting/education You must print the pre-course completion certificate and bring it to the start of class. You must attend all class sessions and pass the written knowledge test and the safe firearms handling exercise to successfully complete this course and receive your hunter safety certification.

Cardio Drumming - 6pm - 7pm Cardio Drumming: with Club Empowerment of New Hudson $5. cash @ event: Please preregister, Limit of 25 w/Loaner equipment [More if you have your own Equipment] Enjoy an exercise that doesn't feel like a workout. Anyone can do it. Make Cardo Drumming what you want. Go with the beat and have fun.

The Wild History of the Wild Turkey 5p-6p [or later] - Ever wondered about those big goofy-looking birds in your neighborhood? Who is that Wild Turkey and where did he come from? Michigan Master Naturalist and Wild Turkey Fanatic Jen Davis from the National Wild Turkey Federation, wants to share the saga of the Wild Turkey in Michigan with you. Get the gobble, drum up the dish, and tell your turkey tales. Topics will range from the history of wild turkeys in Michigan, their near disappearance and recovery, the life cycle, habits, and habitat needs of this mysterious and delicious bird, and a little bit about how to get one on your Thanksgiving table, if you're feeling lucky.

Tomahawk and Knife Throwing - 5p-7p [or later]: - Learn the art of Throwing Knives and Tamahawks, near the muzzleloading Range.

Air Rifles & Pistols: Fun for everyone! Join us in the room behind registration. Encouraged for first time shooters.

Campfire and Camaraderie: Enjoy a nice fire under the stars with good company. If you play an instrument, bring it along for campfire music.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Walk/Run through Nature for Woman's Charity = 5K [3 miles] or 1 Mile - 7 am Runners Start, the last start 7:30 am [All running/Walking must be complete by 8:30 am] in time to make 9 am Introduction and Basic Safety Oreination] The entry fee will be $5. cash at the event - Our Charity will be: Hope Through Horses program servicing the new women's and children's shelter in Tecumseh, MI - WWOW was the absolute inspiration to start our different Camps many years ago. ( RED Shirt) LOL - Annie Schiller has been a participant for many years.

  • CLASS FULL   1 Huntress Safety Course [Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm] This does NOT count as any of your Saturday Classes   Your opportunity to earn an MDNR Safety Certificate - the first 12 participants that sign up. Mandatory attendance, 4p-9p Friday AND pre-course assignments. You need a Hunter Safety Certificate to purchase a Michigan Hunting License if you were born after January 1, 1960. You may want to hunt for the first time OR Need your hunter safety certification for out-of-state hunting. There is an online pre-course assignment you must pay for and complete before beginning the class. The pre-course assignment is $29.95, please pay the MDNR vendor when you register for the pre-course https://www.hunter-ed.com/michigan/ you must PRINT the pre-course completion certificate AND bring it to the start of class. You MUST attend all class sessions, pass the written knowledge test, and the safe firearms handling exercise to successfully complete this course and receive your hunter safety certification.
  • Archery Basic   A FUN way to learn about Archery to learn: about equipment, Learn to Shoot, and practice shooting fundamentals inside for a while then move outside to shoot in the woods on a small woods walk. A great time is had by all.
  • Archery Instinctive   New to archery or experienced with conventional compound bows? Interested in challenging yourself to shoot instinctively without sights, with a stick string and bow.? Experienced traditional archers will help you learn to shoot instinctively with our bows or yours. Instinctive Archery sharpens the eye and mind. Practice, practice, practice.
  • Archery Intermediate   MUST PROVIDE OWN EQUIPMENT. (If you borrow a bow make sure it "fits" YOU, don't bring a 60 lb bow that you can't pull back with ease) Some experience is required. Tips and practicing techniques to improve your skills. Practice shooting at 3-D targets along our wooded course.
  • Bird Houses 101 [1st & 2nd sessions only]   Assemble a simple wooden chickadee nesting box. Learn safe use of hand and power tools and some simple methods for building your outdoor projects
  • Edibles Wild and Medicinals:   cover safety and ethics when foraging, how to find reliable information, common edibles, and medicinals in our region at various seasons, and then take a walk on club grounds to collect a few edibles to eat and/or make tea with. This class will primarily be held hiking outside in the woods, please make sure you are up to this if you are interested in this class. Prerequisite for Edibles, Wild Part 2: Cooking with Wild Food.
  • CLASS FULL   Edibles, Wild Part 2: Cooking with Wild Food [3rd session only]   This class will explore methods of preparation for wild edible plants (and animals). If you have taken a basic foraging class and have wondered about the next steps, beyond a simple infusion (tea) or salad, this class can be thought of as a next step. We will cover harvest, storage and preparation methods of several wild foods and have some samples available to taste in class. We will have opportunities for hands-on preparation, but this will be a mainly demonstration and Q&A style class. Recommended to already taken Edibles Wild and Medicinals first
  • Falconry [1st session only]   The Sport of Kings (and Queens) Falconry the art of hunting wild game with a trained raptor, is thousands of years old and still practiced today. Falconer and their apprentices will introduce you to this art, their hunting birds, falconry equipment, and guide you through the process of becoming a falconer in the state of Michigan. We will also show a video of falconry in action.
  • Firemastery 101 for Fun and Survival aka "Light Your Fire"   Have fun making fire using natural and man-made materials. Find tinder and wood for your fire. Be prepared for emergencies. Know how to survive. Enjoy your new self-confidence. Pre-Requisite for the Advance Fire making class
  • FireMastery 202, Advancing in: 3rd session only   "Want something more challenging than ferro rods? Explore creating fire with flint and steel, make char from cloth and natural fibers, and then ignite your embers into flames in tinder bundles. Let your inner mountain woman shine. Encouraged to have Fire Mastery 101 previously
  • Fly Tying   Learn the art of Fly Tying for fly fishing or maybe a nice pendent. You get to take home your masterpieces!
  • Hunting the Wild Turkey [3rd session only]   Whether hunting with a camera, shotgun or bow, this class will teach you all you need to start hunting the magnificent wild turkey! Class will include discussion of both spring and fall seasons, rules and regulations, bird identification, scouting, reading signs and equipment needed. Learn the language of the wild turkey and how they communicate with each other. You will have an opportunity during the class to try different turkey calls and visualize shot placement a turkey. We will take a short walk at the end of the class and practice our calling and sign reading. Since spring is the wild turkey's mating time, we may even be lucky enough to hear real birds gobble, yelp, cut or purr!
  • Knot Tying   Ever wanted to learn how to tie Knots that you can use for everyday use? This class will show you how to tie the overhand, square, two half hitches, taut-line hitch, bowline knot and the clove hitch. These knots will help you with your camping and boating experiences.
  • Medicinal Herbs, Wild   Discover what’s in your very own yard! How to use it and how to make it into medicine for yourself and your family The instructor will have medicinal herbs available
  • Muzzle loading Shooting   Learn to load and shoot historic firearms from the revolutionary through the civil war periods from instructors in period dress. Also shoot modern-day muzzleloaders with instructors in jeans... This is truly a social sport.
  • CLASS FULL   Rifle   200-yard Balloon Shoot. Learn to shoot long distance using small-caliber rifles with very little recoil.
  • Shotgun Skeet Shooting   Learn the basics of shooting flying clay "birds" Most of the targets are crossing shots: "Clay-birds" coming out of High and Low houses. Very little recoil.
  • Shotgun Trap Shooting   Learn the basics of shooting flying clay "bird" targets mostly away shots. We'll just have to think of a way to cook them. Very little recoil. Shotguns are Fun.! Recommended for first time shotgun shooters
  • Small Bore Pistols & Rifles   Learn basics of safe and responsible handgun handling and shooting. Learn to shoot .22 caliber rifles and pistols.

All session's feature hands-on learning

Experienced volunteer instructors, shooters, and outdoors persons who love their sport and want to share it with others will conduct each session.

Schedule of Events

Sorry, No camping Saturday night.

Fees & Registration No refunds after April 25, 2024

I'm sorry Registration for WWOW 2024 is closed, If you did not get to register, we hope that you can join us for WWOW 2025.

For More Information, Contact:

Gail Chapman
(734) 417-5793
P.O. Box 294
Whitmore Lake, Michigan 48189

E-mail: wwow99wsc@gmail.com
Number for day of Event: (734) 434-6177 clubhouse  or (734) 417-5793 mobile


Traveling east on I-94, take Exit 181 to US 12 West (Michigan Avenue).
Traveling west on I-94, take Exit 181A to US 12 West.

Ellis Road is the first road left off Michigan Ave.. It makes two sharp turns before heading directly south about a mile to the WSC. As the pavement ends, turn left to the WSC entrance, 5095 Ellis Road. Follow road 1/4 mile to main clubhouse on the left.

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