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.

2022 Becoming an Outdoor-Woman 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 BOW scholarship applications due TBD, 2023. 
  • 2023 BOW scholarship winners will be notified TBD, 2023.



Beyond 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.

Beyond BOW and Woods + Waters Project Present: Women's Introduction to Bowfishing Retreat
Looking to get into bowfishing but unsure where to start? Join Steph from Woods + Waters Project for a Women's Intro to Bowfishing Retreat!

When: August 5-7, 2022
Where: Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA 51542
Registration Information:

Women's Introduction to Bowfishing Retreat

Iowa Beyond BOW: Women, Wine & Water
This workshop will focus on kayaking, crafting and the art of forest bathing. Join us in beautiful Shelby County for a wonderful weekend!

When: August 26-28, 2022
Where: Nishna Bend Recreation Area - Shelby County Conservation Board
516 Maple Rd Harlan, IA 51537
Registration Information:

Iowa Beyond BOW Women, Wine & Water

December BOW Box

Each box is packed full of gear, educational resources, field guides, and more for only $50.00 (including shipping and handling).

Upcoming boxes include:
September 2022 - Shooting Range


She Goes Outdoors Podcast

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 2023

Rachel Alliss at 515-729-6037 or

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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