Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an educational program offering hands-on workshops to encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities like hunting and shooting sports, fishing and boating, and non-harvest activities.

To ensure the health and safety of our participants, instructors and committee members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the 2020 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event has been canceled.

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Lynne Pusey
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Since the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event was held in Wisconsin, in 1991, this exciting international program has expanded to 46 states and seven provinces with more than 80 workshops offered each year. The main goal of the BOW program is to provide women with the opportunity to learn skills that encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities, like hunting and shooting sports, fishing and boating, and non-harvest recreational activities.

Courses are geared toward adult women age 18 and above, though men may participate.

The yearly BOW event features opportunities for participants to choose from a wide range of course offerings during each of the sessions. The instructors of these courses have been selected for their expertise as well as their ability to provide instruction in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive atmosphere.

Past Becoming and Outdoors-Woman Events

The 2019 event was held at Lums Pond State Park, September 20 through 22.

The 2018 event was held at Cape Henlopen State Park, September 28 through 30.

The 2017 event was held at Killens Pond State Park, October 6 through 8.