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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 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.

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.

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

Winter BOW 2017 photos by Christina Yoon

Fall BOW 2016 held September 9-11, 2016.

Photos from Susan Chiarella
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 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. The Fall Workshop Brochure and the Scholarship Application are now available for download. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017. Registration opens on June 5, 2017.

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

2017 Workshops at a Glance

Beyond BOW Workshops

Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Sunday June 4, 2017 7:00 am - 3:30 pm - State Pier, Hampton Beach, NH Join us for a fun day of deep sea fishing aboard the “Yellow Bird.”  The workshop brochure is available for download. Learn the basics of deep sea fishing, REGISTER EARLY THIS COURSE FILLS FAST! THE CLASS IS FULL, check back for openings as someone may cancel. REGISTER ONLINE. Go to the event registration page: https://nhfishandgame.com/EventWeb/Event/AllEvents?EventTypeId=164  After registering online, you must print, fill out, and mail in all the forms with payment by May 1, 2017. If the program is full, check back often to see if spaces have opened up after someone cancels; there will not be a waiting list. Cost: $75 - Limit: 24

Duck, Duck, Goose: An introduction to Waterfowl Hunting, August 12, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Holderness, NH.

This workshop will cover duck biology, basic hunting techniques, essential gear and staying safe when enjoying this great outdoor pursuit. Cost: $55. Registration opens June 26, 2017. Limit: 20. Stay tuned for further details.

Beyond BOW Workshops We Have Offered
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. 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.

View Full Calendar

May 01, 2017
Scholarship application deadline for Fall Bow

May 12, 2017
Cancellation deadline for Deep Sea Fishing

Jun 04, 2017 7:00 AM
Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

Jun 05, 2017
Registration Opens for Fall BOW Weekend

Jun 26, 2017
Registration Opens for Water Fowl Hunting Basics

Jul 28, 2017
Cancellation Date for Water Fowl Hunting Basics

Aug 11, 2017
Cancellation/participant replacement deadline

Aug 12, 2017
Beyond BOW – Waterfowl Hunting Basics

Sep 08, 2017
Fall BOW Weekend – at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps

Sep 09, 2017
Fall BOW Weekend – at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps