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Becoming an Outdoors Woman

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, kayaking and more!

BOW Weekend

October 4-6, 2024 at Fort Robinson State Park
BOW Weekend Workshop is our cornerstone event, held annually on the first weekend in October. 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.

Registration will open in April of 2024 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. The registration date for repeat attendees without a first time participant guest will open in May 2024. Registration is taken on a first-come, first served basis; however, there is no guarantee seats will be available in May. Please note that registration is opening later this year as we work to update and improve the registration system. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about BOW registration dates.

Sign up for your newsletter to receive announcements. For information about the 2024 BOW events, contact Julia Plugge at julia.plugge@nebraska.gov.

Workshops

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.

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 firsthand firearm and archery experience in a fun, safe environment. All courses will be led by women who are experienced hunters and certified volunteer hunter education instructors.

Newsletter

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