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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

A terrific 2019 Winter BOW Workshop was held  February 16, 2019 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. The weather was beautiful and the participants had a great day! The first photos from participants have been posted. Photos have also been posted on our Facebook Page. Check back soon for more photos from the workshops!

NEW FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION POLICY FOR FALL 2018! Registrations are now accepted by mail, email, fax, or walk-in. In the spirit of being fair to all, Fall BOW registration will now occur by random lottery. Prospective participants can take advantage of a three week pre-lottery registration period with the lottery being held the following week. Look for details to be posted with Fall registration forms!

Photos from Winter BOW 2018 have been posted!

Kristin Hand, an attendee at the recent Fall BOW Workshop weekend, sent us a wonderful thank-you letter you can read here!

A great 2017 BOW Winter Workshop was held on February 25, 2017 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. Check out lots of photos of the fun which have been posted on Becoming an Outdoors Woman NH Facebook and some great shots sent by Christina Yoon.

Barbara Neville Wilson of the Wolfeboro Women's Network wrote a great article for Sweet 16 about Winter BOW and the popularity of the program. Check it out here: If You Plan It, They Will Come

Reporter Kirstan Knowlton of the Berlin Daily Sun wrote a wonderful article about Winter BOW 2016. Check it out here: Becoming an Outdoors Woman.

How do you see yourself? Find out what BOW is all about in this short video message from BOW Coordinator, Kim Proulx. https://youtu.be/e9W7Q1aI9vw

Workshop Photos


Upcoming Workshops

Cook Like A Wild Woman: Seacoast Wild Edibles JULY 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH. Looking to learn about foraging and meal prep? Join us for a fun day, growing your skills around food in the wild! Our instructors will teach you about everything from foraging plants to prepping your seafood on your own. The Workshop Brochure is available for download for more information. Online registration opens June 3, 2019. Open to women age 18 and older. COST: $70 LIMIT: 20

Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend Will be held June 21, 22, & 23, 2019, Coleman Lodges, Coleman State Park, Stewardstown, NH This weekend workshop is for women who have some fly fishing experience and want to become more independent fly anglers. COST: $270 LIMIT: 12  Workshop Brochure is available for download. The Registration link opened on May 6, 2019 – register early!

Beyond BOW Intro to Shotgun and Wing Shooting will be held June 8, 2019 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. This one day course for women will introduce you to various techniques of hunting different game bird species in NH. COST: $70 Fee includes instruction, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, continental breakfast, and lunch. The Workshop Brochure is available for download and the Registration Link will be active on April 15th. LIMIT: 16

2019 NH BOW Fall Weekend will be held September 6, 7 and 8, 2019 at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps. The Fall Workshop Brochure is now available for download. REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 3, 2019, check back for Registration Forms and information on the new Registration Policy. Enrollment is limited.


Thinking about attending the Fall BOW weekend? Check out this video about some of the fun workshops offered.

Wondering if BOW is for you? Check out this short video message from an enthusiastic BOW participant.  https://youtu.be/zCNyQ6ffQkw

Beyond BOW Workshops We Have Offered
Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting
Fly Tying
Winter Hiking
Handling Handguns
Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend
Waterfowl Hunting Weekend
Introduction to Turkey Hunting
Overnight Backpacking
Navigating in the Outdoors
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. Online registration links and Fall registration forms are posted on the website on the day registration opens. Fall registration forms are accepted by mail, email, fax, or walk-in.

For Fall BOW, registrations are accepted and entered into a lottery. First-time participants, as well as repeat participants who bring a new person with them, remain as 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.

Intro to Shotgun Workshop Brochure

Intermediate Fly Fishing Brochure


View Full Calendar

Jun 03, 2019
Cook Like A Wild Woman Registration Opens
Fall BOW Weekend registration period opens

Jun 07, 2019
Int. Fly Fishing Weekend Cancellation deadline

Jun 08, 2019
Beyond BOW – Intro to Shotgun and Wing shooting

Jun 21, 2019
Beyond BOW – Int. Fly Fishing Weekend

Jun 22, 2019
Beyond BOW – Int. Fly Fishing Weekend

Jun 23, 2019
Beyond BOW – Int. Fly Fishing Weekend

Jul 13, 2019
Beyond BOW – Cook Like A Wild Woman

Aug 10, 2019
Fall BOW Cancellation/replacement deadline

Aug 31, 2019
Land Navigation Registration Opens