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

  • Beyond BOW Field Day July 15, 2017
    Canoeing, fishing, and shooting crossbows in Horse Cave, KY!  We will be canoeing in the morning on the scenic Green River. There will be fishing poles available for those that would like to fish. A picnic style meal will be served for Saturday’s lunch. After lunch, there will be a crossbow demonstration were you can try shooting a crossbow as well! Don’t miss your chance to win one of our great giveaways!
    *** There is no class fee or event fee other than to have a fishing license! Or a hunting license if you are not going to fish. It must be valid and should be purchased ahead of time.
    Please Register at:

  • September 15-17, 2017 Becoming an Outdoor Woman Weekend Event, Camp Webb, Grayson, KY - A quick glance at some of the classes range from Advanced Fishing, Basic Rifles to Hiking! Participants will sign up for four (4) class sessions. Lodging will be in cabins and meals will be provided onsite. Participants can book a hotel room nearby or bring their own tent if preferred as well. Online registration will be available end of July/first of August. Participants must have a valid Kentucky fishing or hunting license to register.


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


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please call 1-800-858-1549 or e-mail


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