DEC Outdoors-Woman programs to be featured exhibitor at Clayton show

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The Clayton Rotary Club has announced the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as the featured exhibitor for the 2019 Clayton Gun Show. The show will be held August 17-18, 2019, at the Cerow Recreation Park Arena in Clayton, NY, and is a Yellow Ribbon event for military personnel.

The DEC outdoors training and experience program will be among the among the more than 60 sporting exhibitors and vendors at the show, including gunsmiths, guides, conservation organizations, and collectors, buyers, and sellers with new, used, and antique firearms; sporting knives; black powder guns; military memorabilia; and gear for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Beyond BOW are programs designed to teach women outdoor skills through information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction in such activities as fishing, shooting, archery, hunting, trapping, outdoor photography, camping, canoeing, outdoor cooking, and more.

The classes are designed for women ages 18 and older with little to no outdoors experience. Examples of Beyond BOW experiences include hunter education courses, a guided fishing trip on Lake Ontario, and Adirondack camping and hiking trips.

The Clayton Gun Show hours are 8:30 am-5 pm on Saturday, August 17, and 9 am-3 pm on Sunday, August 18. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for military personnel with ID; children under 12 enter free. Show proceeds benefit Clayton area charities.

For more information, contact show managers Tony Pisarski, 315-783-6017; Tom Neely, 315-482-4596; or Aileen Martin, 315-767-5643.

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