Winter BOW Weekend is Back, with a New Addition!

This extensive, weekend long program is the perfect excuse to get outside, learn or improve new skills and make new friends. Take to the ice to learn how to ice fish or head to the woods and learn to survive, track game, or just go for a hike. Learn how to operate a snowmobile, cook with wild game on a campfire or even prepare yourself for the future with the Introductory curriculums provided by Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

NEW this year the weekend will culminate on Sunday with a longer session that goes more in-depth on a few outdoor winter activities!

Bryant Pond is a wonderland in the winter making it the perfect place to have fun and learn all in a safe and comfortable environment with knowledgeable and dedicated instructors.

Please Note: Snow Date will be upheld in the case of a snowstorm or extreme cold. The Bryant Pond team will notify you within 24 hours if the Snow Date is needed.

See the Program Schedule for Evening Activities options! 

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Program Date: February 2nd – 4th, 2024  

Snow Date: February 23rd – 25th, 2024

Fee: $275

Minimum Attendance requirement: 40 participants

Register Online Link

Additional Forms: Note these forms will become available as part of your online registration.
Assumption of Risk- Adult Participant
Adult Photo Release
Dietary Needs for BOW
Adult Med Form (Optional)


BOW Sessions and Activity Levels

Session #1 (Saturday Morning 9-12)
Introduction to Snowmobiling (L)
Introduction to Trapping (L)
Introduction to Spring Fly Fishing and Fly Tying (L)
Winter Survival (M)
Becoming a Registered Maine Guide (M)

Session #2 (Saturday Afternoon 1-4)
Introduction to Ice Fishing (M)
Becoming a Hunter (M)
Introduction to Snowmobiling (L)
Campfire Game Cooking (L)
Winter Mountaineering (M)

Session #3 (Sunday Expedition 9-2)
Ice Fishing Expedition (M)
Snowshoe Hike Expedition (M)
Shooting Sports Experience (L)

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