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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

We have no events scheduled at this time so please check back soon for upcoming events!

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
1-800-858-1549

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 info.center@ky.gov

 

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Workshop Pictures

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