Fall BOW

Fall BOW 2022 will return to our three-day weekend format, this year held at Geneva Point Center on Lake Winnipesaukee from September 9-11, 2022!

Participants choose four workshops to take during the weekend. Topics include: fishing, shooting sports, hiking, outdoor cooking, hunting, map and compass, kayaking, ecology and more! The weekend includes all meals and two nights lodging, plus instruction and equipment use.

Registration Fee: $295.00. Registration is now closed.


Important Registration Information

REGISTRATION ONLINE ONLY: Registration and payment for this course will be done online. No mail in applications will be accepted. Participants will select classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on August 9, 2022.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel by July 27, 2022, you will receive a full refund. Registrants who do not attend and who do not cancel by this date will not receive a refund. You may send a substitute in your place; please advise us if you choose to do this by August 9, 2022. To cancel or submit a substitute, please send an email to nhbow@wildlife.nh.gov or call (603) 271-0495.

LOCATION: Geneva Point Center is a unique nonprofit conference center and summer camp located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Situated at the foothills of the White Mountains, Geneva Point has nearly one mile of shoreline and 184 acres of wooded land and is just an hour from Concord, one half hours from Manchester and two hours from Portsmouth, Boston and Portland. 

CHECK-IN TIME: Please arrive between 9:00–11:00 a.m. on Friday to check in and move into cabins. Welcome begins at 11:15 a.m. followed promptly by lunch at 12 p.m.

FEE: The registration fee of $295.00 per person includes two nights of lodging, seven meals, instruction in all sessions, program materials, and use of equipment.  

HOUSING: All lodging will be in rustic summer camp-style cabins that sleep 3-4 people. Each cabin has its own cold water toilet and sink, and hot showers are available in the nearby shower house. Each Participant will be provided a bottom bunk. Participants must provide their own sleeping bag or linens and a pillow. Participants will be staying at the Dock Road & College Row Cabins. For further information and pictures, please check out the following link: https://www.genevapoint.org/housing

EQUIPMENT: Gear for all courses will be provided, unless stated otherwise. If you choose to bring your own items (fishing rod, camera, snorkel etc.) you will be responsible for keeping track of them and bringing them to class. Please leave personal firearms at home.

SESSIONS: Each session will be 3 hours, there will be ample travel time between classes and meals to navigate the campus. Meals will be served in the dining hall. Optional evening activities both nights will be provided.

CLOTHING: Fall BOW, will take place in all weather conditions. Please bring layers, clothing that can get wet (if participating in on-the-water classes) and rain gear as well as sturdy footwear.

BOW MERCHANDISE: Some BOW merchandise will be available for purchase a the weekend but the majority of our T-shirts, hats, and embroidered clothing will be online for purchase through our squad locker store! Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

RAFFLE: Saturday night we will hold our annual Fall BOW raffle drawing. You will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each or 25 for $20, and view the items throughout the weekend. You could win outdoor gear, sportsman equipment and other great prizes! Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Fall BOW Weekend is a rain or shine event.

QUESTIONS: Send us a message at nhbow@wildlife.nh.gov.

Fall Weekend 2022 – Class Offerings

FALL BOW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Session I (Friday Afternoon)
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Basic Map & Compass
Intro. to Firearms & Firearm Safety
Intro. to Rifle
Basic Camping
Intro. to Archery
Field Dressing Big Game
Intro. to Kayaking
Basic Fishing
Intro. to Hiking
Wilderness First Aid  

Session II (Saturday Morning)
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Basic Map & Compass
Intro. to Shotgun
Intro. to Revolver
Wilderness Backpacking
Intro. to Kayaking
Outdoor Skills & Survival
Intro. to Archery
Fly Fishing A-Z (Part 1)
Intro. to Kayak Fishing (Part 1)
Basic Fishing
Beautiful Bugs  
Intro. to Turkey Hunting
Session III (Saturday Afternoon)
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Basic Map & Compass
Intro. to Shotgun
Intro. to Revolver
Nature Photography
Outdoor Cooking
Outdoor Skills & Survival
Intro. to Archery
Fly-fishing A-Z (Part 2)
Intro. to Kayak Fishing (Part 2)
Fishing with Artificial Lures
Exploring Wildlife Habitats
Intro. to Deer Hunting  
Session IV (Sunday Morning)
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Intro. to Hiking
Field Dressing Fish & Small Game
Outdoor Cooking
Intro. to Bow Hunting
Wildlife Viewing
Intro. to Fly Tying
Intro. to Muzzle Loader
Snorkeling
Eco-Touring on the Lake
Canoeing
Furbearers Forever
Please note: If you choose to take Part 1 of a course you are required to take Part 2 the following session and vice versa.