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More and More Women are Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Learning about fishing

The reason fewer women participate in hunting, fishing, backpacking
and canoeing is because they have not had an opportunity to learn the outdoor skills that are necessary to enjoy these activities.

Since 1991, when the first "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" program was developed, BOW workshops have expanded to 44 states and nine Canadian provinces, with many offering multiple programs throughout the year. Women are interested in learning outdoor skills and when the opportunity is offered, they are lining up in greater numbers for the chance to be involved.

Kayak lessons Workshop Format
Workshops can be a day long or span a fun-filled weekend that begins on a Friday evening. Plenty of personal attention is available for all activities.

Skills Workshops
Participants select their program choices from a list of courses offered during the workshop. The workshop provides opportunities in three general program areas: shooting and hunting, fishing, and eco-sports, such as kayaking, camping or orienteering. The instruction is focused on the needs of learners 18 years and older. All classes are taught in a very "hands-on" way.

first phesant huntAtmosphere
The workshops are held at camps where the atmosphere is outdoorsy, but comfortable.

Attitude
The instructors and staff are patient and supportive. The participants share in the success of each group member. This is a noncompetitive situation where each individual can learn at her own pace.

survival training, learn to start a fire without matches Fun
The emphasis is on the enjoyment that goes with the social side of outdoor activities. Special evening programs are filled with fun and camaraderie.