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Welcome to NHBOW

Becoming An Outdoors-Woman is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and is for you if: you have never tried these activities and want the opportunity to learn; you are a beginner looking to improve your skills; you are familiar with some outdoor activities, but would like to try your hand at new challenges; you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

News and Notices

Winter BOW 2015 - Was held February 14. We had plenty of snow, the wind abated and participants enjoyed Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing and Tracking, Shoe and Shoot, Winter Survival or Snowmobiling. Please check back for photos from the workshops.

Navigating in the Outdoors was held Oct. 25, 2014. Participants learned how to use a compass in the field, read a topographic map and use the map and compass together plus how to use a simple hand-held GPS unit.

A Successful Fall BOW Weekend was held September 5, 6, 7, 2014 at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH.  Many wonderful comments and photos have already been posted to our Facebook page.

Wilderness Survival was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. Participants learned what to do if lost, how to build a shelter, make a fire, signal for help, purify water, find food, and recognize hypothermia.

Introduction to Turkey Hunting was held March 22, 2014 One day class to learn about wild turkey habitat and behavior, hunting gear, calling, hunting safety and ethics plus how to clean your turkey.

Winter BOW 2013 Participant Sue Pike wrote an article about Winter BOW 2013 for Seacoast Online.

Workshop Photos

2015 Winter BOW held February 14, 2015 Check out the Winter BOW photos taken by Terry Tilley, Jane Vachon, and Pam Riel.
2014 Fall BOW Weekend held September 5-7, 2014
Nature Photography
(Sessions 3 & 4)

Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend was held on May 3-5, 2013. Check out the Workshop Photos!

Introduction to Trapping: Check out the workshop photos!

Upcoming Workshops

Check out the fun workshops being offered this year in our 2015 Program Flyer.

Beyond BOW Fly Tying Course - January 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This class is Full and Registration is closed.
Want to learn a new hobby for the winter that supports your passion for fly fishing? A five-night workshop – participants are expected to attend all sessions. Cost for the five night workshop is $80 and includes all equipment, materials, instruction and refreshments. The course is limited to 12 participants.

Beyond BOW Workshops
Fly Tying
Handling Handguns
Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend
Waterfowl Hunting Weekend
Introduction to Turkey Hunting
Overnight Backpacking
Navigating in the Outdoors Workshop
Introduction to Trapping 
Cook Like a Wild Woman
Saltwater Deep Sea Fishing Day Trip
Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun
Seacoast Wild Edibles

Introduction to Bow Hunting
Wilderness Survival



We appreciate your interest in NH BOW!

We are pleased that so many women want to attend BOW events in New Hampshire. The number of spaces available is limited by staffing and funding. We are committed to making the application process as fair as possible. Registration forms are posted on the website several days before registration opens, and registrations are only accepted by postal mail

For Fall BOW, registrations are numbered as they are received, but we also take into consideration: first-time participants, as well as repeat participants who bring a new person with them, get the highest priority. For Beyond BOW events, all participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our programs fill up fast, so please register early.  We hope to see you at a future program!

Workshop Downloads

Check back often to see brochures and registration forms as they become available. REGISTRATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BY POSTAL MAIL ONLY -- NO WALK-INS OR FAXES.

View Full Calendar

May 26, 2015
Intro to Rifle and Shotgun registration opens

Jun 01, 2015
Fall BOW Registration Opens

Jun 08, 2015
Seacoast Wild Edibles Registration opens

Jul 06, 2015
Introduction to Bow Hunting Registration Opens

Jul 11, 2015
Beyond BOW – Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun

Aug 23, 2015
Introduction to Bow Hunting

Sep 11, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop

Sep 12, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop

Sep 13, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop