Announcements

Winter BOW 2023

Registration opens on January 16 for New Hampshire’s 2023 Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women will learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months.

The Winter BOW Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. Participants focus on one outdoor activity during the day-long workshop. Choices include winter hiking, winter outdoor survival, snowshoeing/wildlife tracking, and “Shoe and Shoot” (woodland target shooting on snowshoes). A brochure with more information is now available at www.nhbow.com.

A fee of $85 covers the workshop, lunch, and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration opens on January 16. All registration will be done online. Classes fill quickly so be prepared to sign-up when registration opens to secure your spot. To sign up, visit www.nhbow.com/winter-bow-registration, where you will see a link to register. If the program is full, please check back to see if spaces have opened up through cancellations. Registration closes on February 6.

New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (www.nhwf.org), a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing, and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.

New BOW Merchandise Site!

New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors Woman has launched a new merchandise store through SquadLocker. With over 100 custom BOW items including shirts, tanks, hoodies, hats, bags and more. Proceeds from this new merchandise fundraising site help support future BOW programming.

Shop the BOW Merchandise site

Post-covid Update – July 7, 2021

Hello to all of you intrepid BOW women. We would like to provide an update on the status of the New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors Woman program and what is happening as we jump start programming again. We hope everyone has been healthy and well during the pandemic. 

We held three small Beyond BOW workshops over the past year, two one-day fly fishing workshops and an ice fishing workshop. Given the COVID restrictions, we held everything outside and followed strict protocols. Unfortunately, we were unable to hold our Fall event in 2020, and Winter BOW had to be cancelled last year as well.

We will be holding a one-day Fall BOW event for 45 women on September 11 this year. Registration opens July 30, 2021. All information will be posted soon. We also plan on an Introduction to Deer Hunting workshop in late September, and our Winter BOW will happen in February. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for details.

The big change we want to share is a different venue for our fall BOW weekend in September 2022. After a wonderful 25 years at Rockywold-Deephaven Camp, we will be headed to Geneva Point on Lake Winnipesaukee. We decided on Geneva Point to help keep the registration costs affordable. We believe BOW programs should be accessible to women regardless of their economic situation. We will continue to provide scholarships for our weekend-long fall BOW event and expect to have the same diversity in sessions offered as in previous years. We hope to return to Rockywold with perhaps a smaller Beyond BOW opportunity in the future. We can’t say enough good about Rockywold and please know that our move to a different camp was not due to negative circumstances, it was simply a financial decision.

The quality of our sessions and the enthusiasm of the volunteer instructors will remain high, and we look forward to continuing to connect women to the outdoors on many levels in the future. We hope to see you at our next BOW adventure!

THE BOW COMMITTEE