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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!
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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.
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.
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
2023 Iowa Winter BOW Workshop
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!
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February 10 - February 12, 2023Camp Okoboji, Milford, IA
April 21-23, 2023TBD
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