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Program Date: October 14th & 15th 2023  

Fee: $250.00

Minimum Attendance requirement: 40 participants

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Fall BOW Session Descriptions
Fall BOW Schedule
Frequently asked Questions
Activity Level Descriptions


Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Introductory Skills Weekend

As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall we look forward to enjoying our time outside with friends before the winter settles in.  The fall BOW weekend is an opportunity for women to participate in workshops in three general program areas: Shooting and hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation such as paddling, hiking etc.  All of our workshops are taught in a very “ hands-on” way, focusing on the needs of the learner and are open to all participants 18 years of age and older.

We look forward to introducing you to all sorts of outdoor recreational activities. Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a great way to learn outdoor skills.  Beginners are our specialty, and our fall mini offers a mix of outdoor skills for all levels of participants.

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BOW Sessions and Activity Levels

Session #
Wild Edibles: Seeking Nature’s Bounty (L)
Learn to Hunt: Whitetail Deer Hunting (L)
Learn to Shoot: Introduction to Rifle Shooting (L)
Hike Bucks Ledge/ Lapham Ledge (E)
Foliage Paddle and Basic Techniques (M)
Fly Tying for Beginners (L)



Session #2
Tree Stands, Ground Blinds and Trail Cameras (M)
Learn to Shoot: Introduction to Shotguns (M)
Wildlife Tracking: Exploring the Forest for Signs of Wildlife (E)
Introduction to Canning (L)
Campfire Cooking (L)
Intro to Fly Fishing (L)













Session #3
Wild Edibles: Seeking Nature’s Bounty (L)
Safe Use of Handguns for Hunting and Recreation (L)
Map and Compass (M)
Archery Shooting Skills (L)
Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting (L)
Fire and Survival Skills (M)