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Welcome to NHBOW

Becoming An Outdoors-Woman is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and is for you if: you have never tried these activities and want the opportunity to learn; you are a beginner looking to improve your skills; you are familiar with some outdoor activities, but would like to try your hand at new challenges; you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

News and Notices

Barbara Neville Wilson of the Wolfeboro Women's Network wrote a great article for Sweet 16 about Winter BOW and the popularity of the program. Check it out here: If You Plan It, They Will Come

Reporter Kirstan Knowlton of the Berlin Daily Sun wrote a wonderful article about Winter BOW 2016. Check it out here: Becoming an Outdoors Woman.

2016 Winter BOW, Was held February 21, 2016, 8 am - 4 pm at Owl Brook in Holderness. Attendees proclaimed it an "Awesome time!". Check out the great photos posted on Facebook.

How do you see yourself? Find out what BOW is all about in this short video message from BOW Coordinator, Kim Proulx. https://youtu.be/e9W7Q1aI9vw

A Successful Fall BOW Weekend was held September 11, 12, 13, 2015 at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH.  Many wonderful comments and photos have already been posted to our Facebook page and a number of slideshows of photos have been posted to our Photos page.  Check back soon for additional photos!

Winter BOW 2013 Participant Sue Pike wrote an article about Winter BOW 2013 for Seacoast Online.

Workshop Photos

Fall BOW 2015 held September 11-13, 2015.

Photos by Fall BOW Participants
Photos by NHFG Staff
Friday Registration
What Grows Here Workshop
Saturday Morning Workshops
Sunday Workshops

2015 Seacoast Wild Edibles held July 2015 at The Great Bay Discovery Center
Check out the Workshop Photos taken by Susan Faretra

2015 Winter BOW held February 14, 2015
Check out the Winter BOW photos taken by Terry Tilley, Jane Vachon, and Pam Riel.

Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend was held on May 3-5, 2013. Check out the Workshop Photos!

Introduction to Trapping: Check out the workshop photos!

Upcoming Workshops

2016 BOW Fall Weekend - will be held September 9, 10, 11, 2016 at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam
Lake in Holderness, NH. The cost is $335, which includes instruction, use of equipment, all meals and two nights lodging. Participants choose from topics such as: Fishing, Shooting Sports, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Hunting, Map and Compass, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery and more. Workshop Brochure is available for download. Registration for the weekend workshop will open June 6th.

Wondering if BOW is for you? Check out this short video message from an enthusiastic BOW participant.  https://youtu.be/zCNyQ6ffQkw

2016 Workshops at a Glance

Beyond BOW Workshops

Wilderness Survival. This class is full and registration is closed. One-day Beyond BOW workshop for women who want to be prepared to survive an emergency outdoor situation. Saturday June 4, 2016 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. The Workshop brochure is still available for download. Limit 18.

Intermediate Fly Fishing; June 24, 25, & 26 2016, Coleman Estates, Coleman State Park, Stewartstown, NH. This weekend workshop is for women who have some fly fishing experience and want to become more independent fly anglers. Attendees must supply their own fly rod and reel. A fishing license is not required during scheduled class time. Workshop Brochure and Registration Forms are available for download. Registration opens on May 9, 2016 – register early! Limit 15.

Beyond BOW Workshops We Have Offered

Fly Tying
Handling Handguns
Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend
Waterfowl Hunting Weekend
Introduction to Turkey Hunting
Overnight Backpacking
Navigating in the Outdoors
Introduction to Trapping 
Cook Like a Wild Woman
Saltwater Deep Sea Fishing Day Trip
Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun
Seacoast Wild Edibles

Introduction to Bow Hunting
Wilderness Survival



We appreciate your interest in NH BOW!

We are pleased that so many women want to attend BOW events in New Hampshire. The number of spaces available is limited by staffing and funding. We are committed to making the application process as fair as possible. Registration forms are posted on the website on the day registration opens. Registrations are only accepted by postal mail

For Fall BOW, registrations are numbered as they are received, but we also take into consideration: first-time participants, as well as repeat participants who bring a new person with them, get the highest priority. For Beyond BOW events, all participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our programs fill up fast, so please register early.  We hope to see you at a future program!

Workshop Downloads

Check back often to see brochures and registration forms as they become available. REGISTRATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BY POSTAL MAIL ONLY -- NO WALK-INS, EMAILS OR FAXES.

View Full Calendar

Jun 04, 2016
Wilderness Survival Workshop

Jun 06, 2016
Registration Opens for Fall BOW Weekend

Jun 24, 2016
Beyond BOW – Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend

Jun 25, 2016
Beyond BOW – Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend

Jun 26, 2016
Beyond BOW – Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend

Aug 15, 2016
Registration Opens for Deer Hunting Basics

Aug 29, 2016
Registration Opens for Navigational Workshop

Sep 09, 2016
2016 BOW Fall Weekend

Sep 10, 2016
2016 BOW Fall Weekend

Sep 11, 2016
2016 BOW Fall Weekend