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. Choose an adventure for 2017! 

​COSTA RICA ADVENTURE​​​     FEBRUARY 16-24, 2017

BAJA BOW- SEA OF CORTEZ​  MARCH 15-22, 2017

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO​ ​        May 31-June7, 2017

ICELAND BOW ADVENTURE​   July 27-August 5, 2017


Visit state and provincial BOW websites by selecting a location below:
 

 A - K

State/Province​ ​Contact
Alabama Marisa Futral​
(800)245-2740
Alaska​​ Nancy Sisinyak
Interior
(907)459-7346
Tracy Smith Southcentral
(907)267-2896
Nancy Long
Southeast
(907)465-6166
Arizona​
(623)979-4612
Arkansas​Tisa Bomar
(501) 978-7366


British Columbia​

Joann Bosch​

(604)882-9988
California
Susan Herrgesell
(530)347-0227
Colorado​
Maureen Mika
(847)693-9264
Delaware
Lynne Pusey
(302)422-1329
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) 725-8285

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​​
Karina Stonesifer​
(410)260-8537
Massachusetts​​
(508)389-6311
Minnesota​

(218)203-4347

Michigan​
(906)228-6561

Montana​
Liz Lodman
(406)444-9940​
Nebraska​​
Tiffani Gerber
(402)471-5571
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​ Brian Schaffer​
(701)328-6312
Nova Scotia​
Pamela Grace
(902) 662-5043

 O - W

State/Province​ ​Contact
Ohio​​
Matt Ortman​
(614)265-6544​
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
Holly Morris

(304)772-3450
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."