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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, offers hands-on workshops for adult women with an interest in learning outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, canoeing 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

The 2018 BOW weekend is officially full! To be placed on the waiting list, contact Tiffani Gerber.
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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, canoeing, kayaking and more.

Watch the video below to get a taste of the activities, setting and camaraderie the weekend offers.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Ladies, are you looking to add a little fun and adventure to your summer? Grab a friend and join us at one of our Beyond Becoming and Outdoors Women events! Events/workshops coming up include shooting, archery, kayaking and canoeing. Learn more and register: NebraskaBOW.com

Posted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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. For more information, contact Julia Plugge.

Upcoming events and workshops

Beginning Canoeing at Wehrspann Lake | June 14

Do you want to explore the sport of canoeing? We have the boat, paddle and life jacket ready for you to learn.

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Ladies' Day on the Range, June 30, Weeping Water Gun Club

This event is for any woman who wants to learn how to shoot and increase her knowledge of rifles, handguns, shotguns and archery equipment with other like-minded women.

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Beginners Kayaking, July 21, Lake Wanahoo


Anyone wanting to explore the sport of kayaking, we have the boat, paddle and lifejacket ready for you to learn how to kayak. This fun three hour workshop will cover basic skills, safety, how to get in your kayak, launching and docking, equipment and general kayaking knowledge.

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Ladies Day on the Range, September 29, Ponca State Park

Shooting sports will include Archery, .22 Rifle, Shotgun, and Muzzleloaders.

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