Session Cancelled 4/23/2020, Please be sure to check out options for the Fall BOW session the weekend of October 9th to the 11th.  Registration Due to open up on May 1st 2020.

Think Spring!!

Get outside and brush off the cobwebs from the long winter! Spring mini is being held Saturday May 16th, 2020. This one-day intro will offer participants the chance to complete 3 workshop sessions of their choice. Topics vary, including sessions in forest ecology, wild game cooking, 3 different shooting sports, hunting and fishing skills, basic survival skills and many more.

Spring BOW Mini Session descriptions May 16th 2020:

Participants have the option of a longer afternoon session or 2 shorter sessions. The first session is the
same length for all. After lunch, session 2 is either 4 hours with a short snack/bathroom break in the middle or 2 sessions of 2.5 hours each.


Fee: $85.00

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Session I - 9:00-11:45   

  • Pistol/Handgun Shooting
  • Wild Game Cooking
  • Fly Fishing Basics -Gear, casting, and fly presentation
  • Turkey Hunting Tactics
  • Hiking Mt. Christopher: A short moderate forest ecology hike to this glacially carved ledge.
  • Wildlife Tracking-Exploring the forest for signs of wildlife
  • Archery 101- Learn the basics of shooting and improving accuracy.
  • Cast Iron Cooking
BOW participant on climbing wall

Session II - Short Session 12-:45-3:15

  • Becoming a Hunter I – Getting started in Hunting
  • FlyTying
  • Canoe Tripping Skills
  • Vernal Pools- What lives and thrives here?
  • Primitive Skills: Wild Edibles-Seeking Nature’s Bounty
  • Reading the Forested Landscape-Forest Ecology Hike
  • Map and Compass: Topographic Map and route planning for your next hike
  • Archery 101-Learn the basics of shooting and improving accuracy
BOW participant: Pistol range

Session II - Full Session 12-:45-5:30 (Will not choose a third session)

  • Shotgun Sporting Clays-Improving shotgun skills w/extended shooting time

Session III - 3:00-5:30

  • Climb to New Heights! Rock Climbing Basics
  • Bass Fishing Tricks and Tactics
  • Archery 102: Archery Shooting-Shot Placement and 3-D Shooting 
  • Preparing Brook Trout for the Table- Cleaning & Cooking Maine’s Favorite Fish!
  • Axemanship – Traditions of the Maine Woods
  • Campfire Cuisine-Fire cooking, Reflector Ovens, & More
  • Tree-stands & Ground-blinds
  • Primitive Skills: Wild Edibles-Seeking Nature’s Bounty
BOW participant at Archery range
BOW participants cooking lesson
BOW Participants on the range