About Becoming an Outdoors Woman

A Short History

Welcome to NH BOWBecoming an Outdoors Woman began as a course at the University of Wisconsin looking into the reasons more women don't participate in many outdoors activities, such as hunting and fishing. It was determined that women preferred to learn these skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other women. Professor Christine Thomas ran a workshop the following year that quickly filled to capacity. More than double the number accepted were interested in attending.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman in New Hampshire

The NH Fish and Game Department together with the NH Wildlife Federation began offering the Fall B.O.W. Weekend in 1994 at the Rockywold/Deephaven Camps in Holderness NH. The camps are located on the shores of Squam Lake, and have the land and facilities available to present such a program. Currently, 130 applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.