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Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Take BOW on the Road

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) has workshops in 38 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. Bring your friends and explore a new state and new BOW classes.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman

BOW is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills – skills often associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and is for you if:

• you have never tried these activities and want the opportunity to learn;
• you are a beginner looking to improve your skills;
• you are familiar with some outdoor activities, but would like to try your hand at new challenges; • you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

About Becoming an Outdoors Woman:

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels.

The “Original BOW” workshop format  is a 3-day, multi-course event with more than 20 classes to choose from including fly fishing, archery, shotgun and rifle shooting, wildlife habitat, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, nature photography, basic fishing, boat and trailer and more.

Several states also offer Beyond BOW” opportunities which might include 1-3 day events with a single topic like a day at the shooting range, charter fishing, kayaking on a local lake, a weekend of camping, or an archery clinic.

“BOW Destinations” are speciality trips to special destinations. Choose an adventure for 2019!

Words From Alumni

“I would like to share with all women that if you have been afraid to try any of the programs BOW offers you should just do it. Whatever apprehensions you have will be gone in the first few hours. The instructors are incredible and the women are all so friendly. We are all on equal ground; you won’t feel intimidated.”
“This was the most rewarding experience I have ever participated in.”
“Many questions were asked and answered and there wasn’t one
person who felt intimidated by their lack of knowledge.”
“The quality of instruction was outstanding”
“Good program, good food, good friends.”
“I can’t believe what this weekend did for my self esteem.”
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