BOW Workshop 2019

Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Iowa

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.

2023 Becoming an Outdoor-Woman Winter Catalog

 

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. Iowa 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.

  • 2023 Winter BOW scholarship applications due January 9, 2023. 
  • 2023 Winter BOW scholarship winners will be notified January 13, 2023.

 

 

BOW Upcoming Events

These events have been made possible by the Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program. This workshop is open to both residents and non-residents and any adult 18 years age or older.

 

 

Learn to Hunt: Upland Birds
Join us for an evening workshop at Olofson Shooting Range in Polk City. Participants will learn strategies for upland hunting, where to hunt, practice shooting on the range and then learn how to dress, butcher and prepare wild pheasant. The event is for females, 18 and over and is $45. This event also includes two mentored hunts at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa, November 19th and December 10th.

 

When: November 18 & 19, 2022
Where: Olofson Shooting Range
11652 NW Nissen Dr
Polk City, IA 50226
Registration Information:

Women's Learn to Hunt: Upland Birds

2023 Iowa Winter BOW
Grab your jacket, your hat and mittens and join us at Camp Okoboji and we enjoy all that winter has to offer! This weekend event, held in partnership with Clay County Conservation Board, Dickinson County Conservation Board, and Iowa Lakeside Labs, is geared towards making the long months of winter much more enjoyable! Learn how to read the winter woods, go on a mentored rabbit hunt, freshen up on your knot tying skills or even learn to snowmobile! Our BOW instructors are there to help you along the way. Join us for this wonderful Friday-Sunday weekend event! Learn more in the 2023 Winter BOW Catalog

 

When: February 10-12, 2023
Where: Camp Okoboji, Milford, IA
Registration Information:

2023 Iowa Winter BOW Workshop

She Goes Outdoors Podcast
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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!

Future BOW Dates

February 10 - February 12, 2023
Camp Okoboji, Milford, IA

April 21-23, 2023
TBD

Questions?
Rachel Alliss at 515-729-6037 or  Rachel.Alliss@dnr.iowa.gov

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