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 including Belize, Costa Rica, and Baja Mexico. Visit our Destinations page by clicking HERE for information on the 2015 trips.

ICELAND BOW ADVENTURE​ July 26-August 2, 2014. 2015 dates TBD

BAJA BOW ADVENTURE​ March 11-18, 2015​. Registration is Open:

  • Click here for more information and to register: BAJA BOW 2015
  • ​Note: Baja BOW is in partnership with Green Edventures. This link will take you to their page for information and registration through UWSP Continuing Education.

​TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO​ BOW ADVENTURE July 13-20, 2015


 Visit a specific BOW website by selecting a location below:

 

 A - K

 
State/Province​ ​Contact
Alabama Sylvia Payne
(800)262-3151
Alaska​​ Nancy Sisinyak
Interior
(907)459-7346
Tracy Smith Southcentral
(907)267-2896
Nancy Long
Southeast
(907)465-6166
Arizona​
(623)979-4612
Arkansas​
Arlene Green
(501)831-51504​​
British Columbia​
Darlene Clark
(604)882-9988
California
Susan Herrgesell
(530)347-0227
Colorado​
Susanne Roller
(303)697-2800
Delaware
Lauren Johnson
(302)735-8650
Florida​
Lynne Hawk
(561)625-5122
Georgia​
Jody Rice
(770)784-3059
Illinois
Mitch Ingold
(217)782-7026
Indiana
Danielle Shrake
(317) 232-4194
Iowa​
Julie Sparks
(515)281-6159
Kansas
Jami McCabe
(785)845-5052
Kentucky
Beth Minch
(800)858-1549 ext. 4504
 

 L - N

 
State/Province​ ​Contact
Louisiana​​ Dana Norsworthy 
(318)345-3912
Bill Breed
(318)343-1241
Maine

Brittany Humphrey
(207)215-0292

Manitoba

Carly Deacon​

(204)633-5967​

Maryland​
Patricia Handy
(410)260-8537
Massachusetts​​
(508)389-6300 x 6305
Minnesota​
(218)833-8628
Michigan​
(906)228-2500

Montana​
Liz Lodman
(406)444-9940​
Nebraska
Peggy Kapeller
(402)471-5482
New Brunswick​
Nathalie Michaud
(506)479-1481
New Hampshire​
Laura Ryder
(603)271-3212
Newfoundland and Labrador​ Brenda Pike​
New Jersey​​
New Mexico
Leilani McGranahan
(505)250-7663
New York
Kelly Stang
(518)402-8862
North Carolina BB Gillen
(919)218-3638​
North Dakota​ Nancy Boldt
(701)328-6312
Nova Scotia​
Pamela Grace
(902) 662-5043
 

 O - W

 
State/Province​ ​Contact
Ohio
Nick Jamison
(614)265-6310​
Oklahoma​
(918)592-2267
Prince Edward Island​
Tracy MacDonald
(902)368-6080​
South Carolina​
South Dakota​
Maggie Lindsey
(605)773-3384​
Tennessee
Donald Hosse
(615)781-6541
Texas
Heidi Rao
(281)534-0126
Vermont
Ann Shangraw
(802)241-3720
Virginia

(804)367-0656
West Virginia
Billie Shearer
(304)558-2771
Wisconsin
Peggy Farrell
(715)346-4681
Wyoming​
Janet Milek
(307)233-6404
SCIF Sables
Jackson, Wyoming​
Sue Hanker
(520)620-1220

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."