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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

Clarification for Fall BOW participants:  T here was an error on the second page of the confirmation letter you received. This statement is incorrect: Registered participants must arrive on Friday, September 4, 2015, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. It should read: Registered participants must arrive on Friday, September 11, 2015, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We regret any inconvenience – see you on the 11th!

Beyond BOW Fly Tying Course - was held January 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
A five-night workshop – participants learned about basic equipment and how to tie several fly patterns.

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. Check out the 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.

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.

BOW Fall Weekend - September 11, 12, 13, 2015 Rockywold-Deephaven Camps This Class is Full and registration is closed: Our biggest event of the year! Participants choose from topics such as: Fishing, Shooting Sports, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting, Map & Compass, Kayaking, Canoeing and more. The cost is $335, which includes instruction, materials, use of equipment, all meals and two nights lodging. The Workshop Brochure is available for download. Registration opens June 1st. Limited to 140 participants.

Beyond BOW Workshops

Introduction to Bow Hunting - August 23, 2015, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center This workshop is full and registration is closed
Do you want to learn about bow hunting? Gear up and head out into the woods for this one-day bow hunting course for women. The Introduction to Bow Hunting Brochure is now available for download.

Seacoast Wild Edibles - July 25, 2015 Great Bay Discovery Center This workshop is full and registration is closed Wild Edibles – the ultimate locally-sourced food! We will learn how to identify and collect edible species, including seaweed!

Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun - July 11, 2015, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center - This Course is full, registration is closed.
This one-day course for women will introduce you to rifles and shotguns, action types, safe handling, the correct ammunition, proper maintenance and storage. Live shooting opportunity for all participants at both the .22 and shotgun ranges.

Beyond BOW Workshops We Have Offered
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.

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Sep 11, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop

Sep 12, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop

Sep 13, 2015
Fall BOW Workshop