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. Join our email list to receive updates about exciting BOW programs!

BOW Weekend

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:

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

What to bring
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For more information, contact Tiffani Gerber.

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.

Upcoming events & workshops

Ladies Fishing Instructor Training

Pass on your love and knowledge of fishing by becoming a fishing instructor. Get certified to lead your own fishing clinics, and gain access to loaner fishing equipment and materials.
Free to attend. Preregistration is requested.

To learn more and register: email Julia Plugge

Experience Fort Robinson State Park • May 17-19, 2019 • Crawford, NE

Enjoy Nebraska’s beautiful pine ridge by hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. Stay at one of Nebraska’s most important historic sites–Fort Robinson State Park. We will be hiking the challenging buttes and enjoying some great views. Enjoy spending time at the pond for a fun afternoon of kayaking, and take a horseback ride through the scenic park trails. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun activities and breathtaking views!

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Archery Series • May 1, 8 & 15, 2019 • Platte River State Park

Whether for target, hunting or recreation, these archery classes will take your skills to the next level. Handle different archery equipment, learn how to hit the target and enjoy the evening in a small group of like-minded ladies.

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Archery Topic/week

For more information, contact Julia Plugge.