Days of wonders
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Hunter and gatherer

Bird-watchers catch sight of a woodpecker. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Deb Cox, left, shows Janice Mahaffey the proper way to cast a fly at the three-day workshop, Becoming an Outdoors Woman. About 60 participants learned to shoot, kayak, fish and more. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Women, some of whom have never held a gun, practice trap shooting at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in the Sierra foothills. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Lisa Wicker practices fly-fishing at a lake dotted with other beginners taking part in the workshop. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Cynthia Boriskin blasts several clay pigeons. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Joan Fischer cheers after her winning aim in archery class. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Sally Stoner unhooks and releases a 4-inch blue gill caught Janice Mahaffey. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Catherine Syzemore, left, Linda Allen and Maria Dias try to identify a tree during a wilderness exploration class. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Barbara Visnovske takes aim with an unloaded shotgun in the Firearms and Safety class. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Mary Moore practices during a fly-fishing workshop. (Anne Cusack / LAT)