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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

NEW FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION POLICY FOR FALL 2018! Registrations are now accepted by mail, email, fax, or walk-in. In the spirit of being fair to all, Fall BOW registration will now occur by random lottery. Prospective participants can take advantage of a three week pre-lottery registration period with the lottery being held the following week. Look for details to be posted with Fall registration forms!

Photos from Winter BOW 2018 have been posted!

Kristin Hand, an attendee at the recent Fall BOW Workshop weekend, sent us a wonderful thank-you letter you can read here!

A great 2017 BOW Winter Workshop was held on February 25, 2017 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. Check out lots of photos of the fun which have been posted on Becoming an Outdoors Woman NH Facebook and some great shots sent by Christina Yoon.

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.

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

Workshop Photos


Upcoming Workshops

2018 NH BOW Fall Weekend will be held September 7, 8 and 9, 2018 at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps. Join us for a great 3 day workshop weekend with lots of great courses available. The Workshop brochure is now available for download. Registration forms are now available for download registration opens June 4th, 2018. PLEASE READ REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY FOR NEW FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION POLICY!

Introduction to Rifle & Shotgun Saturday AUGUST 11, 2018 - 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center This one-day course for women will introduce you to rifles and shotguns, action types, safe handling, the correct ammunition, proper maintenance, and storage. Workshop brochure is now available for download, check back for online registration information.

Beyond BOW Overnight Campground Camping Adventure Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24, 2018 This Workshop is Currently FULL.
Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, N.H. Join us for a fun-filled overnight at Pawtuckaway State Park. Our instructors will teach you everything from knots to outdoor cooking and turn you into a campground aficionado!
The Workshop Brochure is available now for download. Open to women age 18 and older.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS MAY 1, 2018. To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a completed scholarship application postmarked by May 1, 2018, including: this scholarship application, with your written statement and your $35 application deposit.

Beyond BOW Deep Sea Fishing Adventure SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018,  7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. In record time, our Deep Sea Fishing workshop has filled. Please keep checking back in case of cancellations, there's still a chance you might be able to get in!
Join us for a fun day of deep sea fishing aboard the “Yellow Bird.” This 60-foot-long vessel is rugged, fast, dry and clean. It has been chartered exclusively for our Beyond BOW experience. The workshop brochure is available for download. Online registration is now open at this link. Register early as this course fills fast!

Beyond BOW Fly Tying Workshop: This workshop is full and registration is closed. Learn a new hobby for the winter that supports your passion for fly fishing!
MARCH 7, 14, 21, & APRIL 4, 11, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A five-night workshop – participants are expected to attend all sessions. Held at Fox State Forest 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH. The Workshop Brochure is now available for download.

Thinking about attending the Fall BOW weekend? Check out this video about some of the fun workshops offered.

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

Beyond BOW Workshops We Have Offered
Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting
Fly Tying
Winter Hiking
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. Online registration links and Fall registration forms are posted on the website on the day registration opens. Fall registration forms are accepted by mail, email, fax, or walk-in.

For Fall BOW, registrations are accepted and entered into a lottery. First-time participants, as well as repeat participants who bring a new person with them, remain as 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. FALL BOW REGISTRATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BY POSTAL MAIL ONLY -- NO WALK-INS, EMAILS OR FAXES.

View Full Calendar

Jun 23, 2018
Beyond BOW – Campground Camping

Jun 24, 2018
Beyond BOW – Campground Camping

Jun 25, 2018
Intro to Rifle & Shotgun Online Registration Opens

Aug 11, 2018
Beyond BOW – Intro to Rifle and Shotgun

Sep 07, 2018
Fall BOW Weekend

Sep 08, 2018
Fall BOW Weekend

Sep 09, 2018
Fall BOW Weekend