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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

Attention past participants! Please take the National BOW Survey. Dr. Ann Herda-Rapp (Univ. of Wisconsin) and Dr. Joy James (Appalachian State Univ.) are conducting a survey of BOW participants to better understand how the program affects women, their lives and their relationships with the out-of-doors.

The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available at this link until December 10: https://uwex.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_43pSJhbAxNJqWTr. Feel free to share the link with any woman who has ever participated in BOW.  Thanks for taking the survey!

A successful NHBOW Fall weekend workshop was held September 9-11, 2016 at Rockywold-Deephaven camps in Holderness, NH. Many wonderful comments and photos have already been posted to our Facebook page and also photos from Susan Chiarella, a committee member as well as photos of some of the other classes on our Photos page.

Intermediate Fly Fishing had a beautiful weekend for the workshop on June 24, 25, & 26 2016 at Coleman Estates, Coleman State Park, Stewartstown, NH.

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.

2016 Winter BOW, Was held February 21, 2016, 8 am - 4 pm at Owl Brook in Holderness. Attendees proclaimed it an "Awesome time!". Check out the great photos posted on Facebook.

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

Fall BOW 2016 held September 9-11, 2016.

Photos from Susan Chiarella
Registration
Friday Afternoon Workshops
Saturday Morning Workshops
Nature Photography
Rockywold/Deephaven Camps
Rockywold Dining Room

2015 Seacoast Wild Edibles held July 2015 at The Great Bay Discovery Center
Check out the Workshop Photos taken by Susan Faretra

 

Upcoming Workshops

2017 BOW Winter Workshop
This one-day event will be held on February 25, 2017 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. This workshop focuses on winter outdoor skills -- stay tuned for more details. Note: registration opens on January 9, 2017.

2017 BOW Fall Weekend - September 8, 9, 10, 2017 at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam
Lake in Holderness, NH. The fee includes instruction, use of equipment, all meals and two nights lodging. Participants choose from topics such as: Fishing, Shooting Sports, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting, Map and Compass, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery and more. Check back for the workshop brochure in the spring and the announcement on the registration date.

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

2016 Workshops at a Glance

Beyond BOW Workshops

Several Beyond BOW workshops are planned for 2017, including Winter Hiking (see below), Deep Sea Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting Basics. Stay tuned for further details. 

Explore Winter Hiking Feb. 15, March 1 (preparation meetings) and March 4 (day hike)
Participants must attend all three sessions. Take your hiking adventures to the next level – in winter! This 3-session course will take you beyond summer hiking and prepare you to hike during the winter months. This is not a beginner course. Registration opens January 3, 2017. Limit: 12

 

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
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 on the day registration opens. 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, EMAILS OR FAXES.
 

Calendar
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Jan 03, 2017
Registration opens for Winter Hiking

Jan 09, 2017
Registration Opens for Winter BOW

Jan 30, 2017
Cancellation deadline for Winter Hiking

Feb 10, 2017
Cancellation date for Winter BOW

Feb 15, 2017 6:00 PM
WINTER HIKING

Feb 25, 2017
Winter BOW – at Owl Brook

Mar 01, 2017 6:00 PM
WINTER HIKING

Mar 04, 2017
WINTER HIKING

Apr 10, 2017
Registration Opens for Deep Sea Fishing

May 01, 2017
Scholarship application deadline for Fall Bow