They will become known as "outdoors women" as they learn and sharpen their skills in hunting, angling and outdoor recreation at a three-day seminar in the mountains east of Beaver.

The event, held Aug. 28-30 and open to women 18 and older, will be sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.The event will be held at the Elk Meadows Ski Resort 20 miles east of Beaver in the Fishlake National Forest. Volunteer instructors from the DWR, hunter education instructors and Utah sportsmen will teach some 20 subjects.

The first workshop was held in 1990 and focused on reasons why more women aren't enjoying the outdoors. The workshops have gained popularity throughout the country, and Utah is one of 44 states and eight Canadian provinces to host a workshop this year.

Subjects that will be taught include firearms and firearms safety; basic map and compass; basic fishing; wildlife identification; outdoor photography; beginning rifle; beginning shotgun; beginning muzzle loader; beginning archery; campfire cooking; horseback riding; fly tying; bird watching; basic camping; beginning canoeing; field care and wild game cooking; beginning fly fishing; survival skills; and game calling.

To register, call 801-538-4710 and request a packet. Cost for the workshop is $150 and includes meals, lodging and course materials.