New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program has been supporting women in the New Hampshire outdoors since 1995. NH BOW is an educational program offering adult women hands-on classes and workshops on a range of outdoor sports in a supportive environment conducive to learning and having fun. No experience is necessary and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman began as a course at the University of Wisconsin that analyzed the reasons more women don’t participate in outdoors activities, such as hunting and fishing. Research indicated that women preferred to learn these skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other women.
New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program is a non-profit group, co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Our instructors are volunteers who have years of experience educating within their chosen passions and an appreciation for the natural environment.
This program receives Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility, or if you need more information, please write to:
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240