Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)


Becoming an Outdoors Woman

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

  • 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, Kayak Fishing, Dutch Oven and Cast Iron Skillet, 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. Event fee: $95 AND a valid 2017 Hunting or Fishing license or combination of both. If you plan to take one of the fishing classes, please purchase a fishing license prior to attending if you don’t already have one.

Registration for BOW Fall Weekend is open!  If you have been to 2 BOW events or less, please register now! If you have been to more than 2 BOW events, please wait to register until August 21 to allow new participants first pick over classes!  Go here for a list of classes available.

  • Registration is open Wednesday, August 09, 2017 to Saturday, September 09, 2017.
  • This events runs from Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017.
  • You must be 18 or older to register for this event.
  • Registration for this event is $95.00
  • A valid hunting or fishing license will be required to participate in this event.
  • This event can take no more than 85 participants.
  • Please sign up for 4 sessions.


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 


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


Group Photos

Group Pictures

Workshop Pictures

Workshop Photos




Click An Image to View More