Wild Women of Washtenaw (WWOW)

Twenty-second Annual OUTDOOR WOMEN’S EVENT

Saturday, May 7, 2022


Saturday, May 7, 2022

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.

  • 1 Hunter Safety Course [Friday 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm] NO Camping - This does not count as any of your Saturday classes   Opportunity to EARN your MDNR Safety Certificate - for the first 12 participants that sign up for it. Mandatory attendance at class times and pre-course assignment. You may want to go hunting for the first time or maybe out-of-state hunting. You will need a Hunter Safety Certificate, if you were born after January 1, 1960, to purchase a Michigan Hunting License. This is sure to be an enjoyable class to earn your hunter safety certificate and enjoy WWOW. There will be a pre-course assignment, you can either do it online, the State charges $28.95, or we can mail a book to your home, to do the assignment [Only if you register early enough] Either way you need to bring in the completed assignment, the day of class on Friday. Attendance to all class sessions is required, Friday 3:30 pm-8:30 pm, food will be provided. You must attend all sessions & pass a written evaluation & safe firearms handling exercise, to successfully complete this course.
  • Archery Basic   Learn about equipment . Learn and practice shooting fundamentals.
  • 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 required. Tips and practicing techniques to improve your skills. Practice shooting at 3-D targets along oue wooded course.
  • Bird Houses 101 [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
  • CLASS FULL   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.
  • 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.
  • Fly Tying   Learn the art of Fly Tying for fly fishing or maybe a nice pendent. You get to take home your masterpieces!
  • Herbs 101/102   This class will involve seeing, smelling and tasting herbs. Many uses and types: oils, salve, teas and essential oils. We will work with wild and cultivated herbs and growing them at home. We will be eating and tasting our way through a very hands on type of class.
  • 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.
  • Map and Compass   Afraid of getting lost? Not knowing where you are or how to find your way? Have fun learning to use a map and compass to find your way into the woods and back out again.
  • 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.!
  • 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

I'm sorry Registration for WWOW 2022 is closed, If you have already registered please get your $75 Fee mailed in to be received no later than Friday, April 22, 2022. If you did not get to register, we hope that you can join us for WWOW 2023.

For More Information, Contact:

Gail Chapman
(734) 417-5793
P.O. Box 260
Pinckney, Michigan 48169

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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