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 was a success! For questions about next year, contact Tiffani Gerber.

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

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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

Squirrel Hunting, Dec. 7 & 8, Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Join a team of fun instructors in an educational workshop, rifle sight-in and a hunt to introduce squirrel hunting. Squirrels are plentiful and fun to hunt. This small game is a good introduction to sport hunting. Orientation, safety instruction and firearms sighting will be Friday night. The hunt will be on Saturday.

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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.

Email Julia Plugge to register.