Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, offers interactive workshops for adult women with an interest in learning outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, target shooting and kayaking, among other outdoor endeavors. Workshops are tailored primarily to women who are new or who are beginners eager to improve their skills.

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BOW Weekend

October 6-8, 2023 at Fort Robinson State Park

The cornerstone event is the BOW Weekend Workshop held the first weekend in October each year. This three-day workshop includes sessions taught by expert instructors in a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends and having fun! Participants complete four sessions of their choosing; session workshop topics include hunting, shooting, fishing, ecological education and more. Watch the video below to get a taste of the activities, setting and camaraderie the weekend offers!


Registration will open on February 21 at 9 a.m. for first time participants, and any repeat participants who bring a new participants. The repeat participant must register on the same day as their invited new participant, and list each other as roommates. Registration is taken on a first-come, first served basis. All other repeat participants may begin registering on March 31, however, there is no guarantee seats will be available on that date.

Register for BOW weekend

Download the event flyer

Complete this form to be added to the wait list.  We will contact wait list participants as cancellation occurs.  Note that we may have cancellations from now through middle of September.

BOW Weekend Scholarship

We are offering a limited amount of partial scholarships valued at $125 for select Nebraska resident BOW attendees!

Preference will be given to first time participants with interests in learning outdoor skills (such as hunting, fishing and shooting sports) and the potential to impact others using these new skills.

Application deadline: April 1, 2023

View the scholarship details here

Apply here

For information about the 2023 BOW events, contact Tiffani Gerber at

Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Beyond BOW workshops provide the next step on the path in becoming a confident, independent outdoors person Beyond BOW offers single-topic programs teaching advanced skills outdoors. Workshops may take place in half day, occur over a weekend, or take place over several evenings.

Stay tuned for upcoming BOW Workshops!

Women’s only hunter education courses

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers women’s only hunter education courses, designed give women the chance to learn the basics of hunter safety and gain hands-on firearm and archery experience in a fun, safe environment among like-minded women. All courses will be led by women who are experienced hunters and certified volunteer hunter education instructors.

Register for a hunter education class