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Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
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Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges.
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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...
The goal of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) scholarship program is to broaden participation in the weekend workshop to women 18 years old and older who would be unable to attend without financial assistance. BOW encourages anyone to apply for a scholarship. However, preference will be given to first-time attendees and those promoting diversity in outdoors education across the state through their community affiliations, culture, region, and/or profession.
Photography - Jeff Barnes, BOW 2019
NWTF - Eastern Wild Turkey
Download the Dutch Oven Recipes from BOW
For those Geocachers:
www.geocaching.com, pathtags.com and www.munzee.com
The workshop is being held at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Indianola, IA. Lodging is available in shared bunk-style lodges with shared bathrooms. Workshop fees include instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, t-shirt, session takeaways, meals and lodging (if selected).
2021 BOW Catalog - Session Descriptions
Wild Edible Webinars
Join Iowa DNR and Mitchell County Conservation Board for Wild Edible Webinars! We will be hosting webinars all spring and summer so you can learn about what's growing all around you.
Sign up by March 31, 2021 for the May 2021 Box which will highlight FISHING!
Each box is packed full of gear, educational resources, field guides, and more for only $50.00 (including shipping and handling).
She Goes Outdoors has a great group of ladies talking about spending time outdoors and would love to share these conversations with you. Check out their podcast that is both educational and entertaining!
Take me to the podcast!
April 30 - May 2, 2021Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, Indianola
Better yet - Join us on Facebook (Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Iowa) and connect with folks from all over who have attended a workshop!
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Modern Huntsman Volume Four is focused on women of the outdoors. Led by a cast of female guest editors, this issue celebrates the accomplishments and stories of extraordinary gentlewomen in hunting, fishing, art, ranching and conservation.
The individuals featured in this book have tremendous influence in forging the future for women in hunting while still honoring traditions that have been passed on for generations. They have overcome gender stereotypes to pursue their passions and professional fields, while challenging some of the preconceived notions of women in hunting.
Due for release in late October, this issue will be available on Subscribe - Modern Huntsman and from select retailers.
Reserve your copy by subscribing to Modern Huntsman, and preorders will be available soon.
Use discount code: BOWIAApply for 15% off (applies to one-time purchases of Volume 2, 3 and (soon to be) 4, discount does not apply to full subscriptions)