Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Winter

2019 BOW Winter Workshop
This one-day event will be held on February 16, 2019 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. This workshop focuses on winter outdoor skills.


Women who want to learn outdoor skills like ice-fishing or snowshoeing can sign up for a day long workshop offered jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

Participants focus on learning one skill during the workshop. Choices include ice-fishing; winter outdoor survival skills; basic snowshoeing and tracking; and 'Shoe and Shoot, which combines snowshoeing and target shooting.

DISCOUNTED FEE FOR WOMEN AGES 18-25: $30. Please include a copy of your drivers license when registering.
Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Fee includes instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment and lunch. FEE DUE WITH REGISTRATION. Registration opens in January 2019 – Register early!
REGISTRATION ONLINE ONLY: Registration opens January 2, 2019. Go to where you will be directed to the event registration page. Payment and accompanying forms must be at Fish and Game headquarters by January 22, 2019. If the program is full, check back often to see if spaces have opened up through cancellations.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION: Upon being registered, you will be sent an email confirmation. Once your payment is received, you will be sent an information package (directions to Owl Brook, and itinerary, and a list of what to bring). If we do not receive your payment by January 22, 2019, your name will be REMOVED from the roster.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel by February 8, 2019, you will receive a full refund. Registrants who do not attend and who do not cancel by this date will not receive a refund. You may send a substitute in your place; please advise us if you choose to do this by February 8, 2019, by calling (603) 271-3212.

CHECK-IN TIME: Please arrive between 8:00-8:30 am to check in. Welcome begins at 8:30, classes begin promptly at 9:00 am.

CLOTHING: You will start your day inside, but classes will be held outdoors for most of the day, so plan accordingly. Participants MUST bring warm, waterproof clothing and footwear suitable for winter conditions.

BOW MERCHANDISE: T-shirts, embroidered fleece vests, embroidered fleece pullovers and caps will be available for purchase. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

RAFFLE: You will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each or 25 for $20. You could win outdoor gear and other great prizes. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

DIRECTIONS: Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road (off Route 175) in Holderness, NH. Detailed directions will be included in your registration packet or visit:

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Winter BOW is postponed only in the event of a major storm, if we determine that it is too hazardous to travel. You can get information regarding postponement by calling (603) 536-1290. Postponement will be decided by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15. If the February 16 program is postponed, the planned snow date is February 17, 2018.

NOTE: Gear for all courses will be provided by the instructors, unless stated otherwise.

"Women have loads of fun and want to have outdoor skills so they can spend enjoyable time outdoors with their families -- or on their own - during New Hampshire's long winters," said Laura Ryder, program leader for hunter and aquatic education at Fish and Game.

Co-sponsored by the N.H. Fish and Game Department and the N.H. Wildlife Federation
New Hampshire Wildlife Federation
54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301 :: (603) 224-5953 ::

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 :: (603) 271-3212 ::