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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

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 was held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Holderness, NH. A one-day workshop focusing on Winter outdoor adventure skills. Choose from: Ice Fishing, Basic Snowshoeing and Tracking, Winter Survival, Shoe and Shoot, and Snowmobiling Skills and Safety.

Handling Handguns was held January 7, 21, 28, and February 4, 2014. Classes were offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club, 117 West Rd., Canterbury, NH. Learn about safe handling of handguns for the purposes of recreational target shooting and hunting. This four week class will cover basic handgun safety, different types of handguns, handling, loading, firing, storage, care and maintenance.

A Successful Fall BOW Weekend was held September 6, 7, 8, 2013 at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH. The weather was beautiful and the smiles on all who participated were contagious! Save the date for next year, the 2014 Fall Workshop will be held September 5, 6 & 7, 2014. Check back soon for photos from the weekend! Many wonderful comments and photos have already been posted to our Facebook page.

Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend was held on May 3-5, 2013 at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, NH. Participants enjoyed this beautiful setting and practiced their fly-fishing skills on the scenic Connecticut River. Check out the Workshop Photos!

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

Workshop Photos

2014 Winter BOW held February 15, 2014 Check out the Workshop Photos!
Fall BOW Weekend:  Another successful Fall workshop was held Sept. 6-8, 2013.
Photos By Betsy Yacubian
Photos By Dottie Hodge
Friday Registration
Friday Workshops
Saturday Morning Workshops
Nature Photography (Sessions 3 and 4)

The 2014 Fall Workshop will be held September 5-7. Keep checking the website for upcoming Beyond BOW and Winter BOW programs.
Introduction to Trapping: Check out the workshop photos!

Upcoming Workshops

Wilderness Survival -- Saturday, June 7, 2014 Could you handle an emergency and survive in the outdoors? Learn what to do if you are lost, how to build a shelter, make a fire, signal for help, purify water, get your own food, and how to recognize and treat hypothermia. Cost:$55. The Workshop Brochure and Registration Forms are available for download. Registration opens April 28, 2014. Limit: 18

BOW Fall Weekend -- September 5, 6, 7, 2014 The Fall BOW weekend is our biggest event of the year. Participants choose from topics such as: Fishing, Shooting Sports, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting, Map and Compass, Kayaking,  Canoeing and others. The cost is $335, which includes instruction, materials, use of equipment, all meals and two nights lodging. The Fall Weekend Brochure and Scholarship Application Form are available for download. Registration opens June 2, 2014. Limited to 130 participants. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is May 14.

Navigating in the Outdoors -- Oct. 25, 2014 Learn how to use a compass in the field, read a topographic map and use the map and compass together. Also covers how to use a simple hand-held GPS unit. Cost: $55. Registration opens Sept. 15, 2014. Limit: 15

Beyond BOW Workshops
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
Firearms from A-Z
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 -- usually in one or two days.  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

Apr 28, 2014
Wilderness Survival Registration Opens

Jun 02, 2014
BOW Fall Weekend Registration Opens

Jun 07, 2014
Wilderness Survival

Sep 05, 2014
2014 Fall BOW Weekend

Sep 06, 2014
2014 Fall BOW Weekend

Sep 07, 2014
2014 Fall BOW Weekend

Sep 15, 2014
Navigating in the Outdoors Regisration Opens