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Becoming an Outdoors Woman participants from 2014 

It is time!
Registration is now open for 2015 Fall BOW, September 18-20 at Springbrook Conservation Education Center in Guthrie County.


Learning gun safety.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)
is an international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Check out the BOW Brochure for more information!

The workshop is for you if...

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

 Stand up Paddleboarding
What are people saying?

Great workshop for knowledge, time to relax, meet people and have a positive educational experience.
Lots of interesting topics to choose from, very friendly people and lots of fun!
You will not regret it!
Want to learn these skills? This is the place to do it! Lots of fun and empowering.
Try it! You'll be surprised by what you can do and how much you'll enjoy it!
You don't need any knowledge, do not be intimidated. So much fun!
A workshop that inspires you to try new adventures!
You will feel refreshed and recharged after a BOW weekend.
Learned a lot and had tons of fun with great women. Hands-on experience was great!

Fishing in Iowa!

Contact Julie Sparks at
515-725-8285 or

Additional BOW Links and Resources:

Join the conversation! BOW (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) Iowa Family Page Facebook Group

International BOW Website:

Download the Dutch Oven Recipes from BOW

For those Geocachers:, and

BOW on Flickr
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