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Monday, January 09, 2006

ANNOUNCE, outdoors woman? fearless?

This was too quirky to pass up.

Indianapolis Star:
If you're female and you can saw a log, catch a fish with your bare hands, pitch a tent, suit up in mountaineering gear and use snow shoes, you could win the Search for Chicago's Fearless Female at 11 a.m. Jan. 21.

That would get you a diamond ring, a four-day wilderness escape for four to Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., and, presumably, that fish you bare-handed if you want to take it home.

The search is part of the 27th annual Chicagoland Outdoors Show Jan. 18-22 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Three competitors for the fearless women search will be selected based on 150-word essays explaining why they are Chicago's most fearless female. The essay deadline is Friday, with the winners picked Jan. 16. Essays should be e-mailed to www.chicagolandsportshow.com. Contestants don't have to live in Chicago. Information: (800) 511-8376.


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