Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is an international program sponsored in part by the KDFWR and other partners including Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. BOW is designed primarily for adult age women interested in building confidence and outdoor skills relevant in hunting and fishing.

Workshops range from 1-3 day events and are held at various locations across Kentucky. Come find out why thousands of women have already participated in this unique opportunity to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife- related adventures in the Bluegrass State!


Upcoming Events

  • April 8, 2017:  1 Day BEYOND BOW event at Salato Wildlife Education Center, Frankfort, KY, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • A quick glance at some classes range from Air Rifles, Teaching Conservation with Animals, Artificial Bait 101, and Bowhunting 101! The $50 event fee covers two (2) class sessions, handouts and equipment to use during the class along with a lunch. Online registration will be available during the month of March! Participants must have a valid Kentucky fishing or hunting license. Click here for more details.
  • September 15-17, 2017 Becoming an Outdoor Woman Weekend Event, Camp Webb, Grayson, KY


The BOW workshops are for you if......

  • You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • You are just looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Some of the classes held at most workshops are.....

  • Basics of Archery
  • Wild Game Cooking
  • Basics/Advanced Fishing
  • Introduction to Wild Mushrooms
  • Survival in the Outdoors
  • Edible Wild Plants
  • Basics of Fly Tying
  • Basics of Hunting in KY
  • Pistol Safety
  • Basic Rifle Use and Safety
  • Tree Identification
  • Basic Shotgun and Safety
  • Wildlife ID and Game Tracking

Conducted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the University of Kentucky.

Contact Us!

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY  40601

Olivia Dangler (Harmsen)
Becoming and Outdoors Woman Coordinator
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY  40601
1-800-858-1549 X 4493
(270) 245-7612 


Click here to e-mail for more information.

To be placed on the BOW mailing list for notification of events or to receive more information,
please call 1-800-858-1549 or e-mail


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