Winter BOW Workshops

The 2017 Winter BOW program will be held February 25, 2017

This one-day workshop will be held on February 25, 2017 (snow day Feb. 25) at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH.


A. ICE FISHING FUN: Experience the excitement of ice-fishing, one of N.H.'s most popular winter activities. Come prepared to spend the day on the ice - drilling holes and dropping lines - as you learn about techniques, equipment, safety, and fish handling. There will be a variety of ice fishing shelters for you to try out and warm up in. You will enjoy our famous fish fry and hot chocolate, too!

B. BASIC SNOWSHOEING AND WINTER TRACKING: This beginner course will introduce you to different types of snowshoes, how to choose the right snowshoes for your needs, how to put them on and how to maneuver in the woods. You will also learn what items to bring on a winter hike. Then, strap on your snowshoes and get ready to explore! You will be searching for signs of wildlife and learning the art of wildlife tracking. Snowshoes will be provided, unless you bring your own.

C. WINTER SURVIVAL: Shake away your fears of being outdoors in the winter! You will learn how to dress properly, stay warm, navigate and use basic survival techniques. The afternoon will be spent outside building survival shelters, rescue fires, and navigating through the woods. In addition, learn basic winter first aid techniques.

D. SHOE AND SHOOT: Are you ready to try the exciting sport of snowshoe biathlon? This course combines snowshoeing and target shooting. You will begin your day with a quick review of snowshoeing techniques and then head over to the center’s shooting range. Safety and techniques for rifle shooting will be taught for the beginner. No firearm experience is necessary. A non-competitive course will be set up for teams to snowshoe their way to targets. A .22 caliber firearm will be provided. Prerequisite: basic snowshoeing experience is required and participants must provide their own snowshoes.

Co-sponsored By N.H. Fish And Game Department and N.H. Wildlife Federation

NOTE: Equipment for all courses will be provided by the instructors, unless stated otherwise.

NOTE TO MEDIA: A selection of photos from previous winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops may be downloaded from .

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Winter Workshop
is co-sponsored by: 

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 :: 603.271.3212
New Hampshire Wildlife Federation
54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301 :: 603.224.5953