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2018 Workshop Schedule

Save the Date
July 20
Rockfishing Clinic - Chesapeake Bay

Save the Date
May 4-5
Birding Workshop in Garrett County

Beyond BOW Winter Workshop
Registration Open

March 2-4, 2018
At Wisp Resort in Garrett County.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, Friends of BOW and Wisp Resort, invite you to join us for a Beyond BOW winter workshop from Friday, March 2, 2018 through Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Friends of BOW Fundraising Banquet
Registration Open

March 23, 2018
At Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, MD.
What a great way to keep in touch with your BOW friends and help raise funds for future workshops and BOW events. 

"From Field to Table"

February 10, 2018 
The Lodge at Black Pearl near Cambridge, MD in Dorchester County.

More events coming soon so check back often. Some of the activities we've offered so far this year include birding, fishing for striped bass and a family outdoor workshop. Join our mailing list to make sure you receive workshop updates and registration information.

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) offers outdoor skills workshops specifically for women 18 years of age and older, although men are welcome to participate. The workshops enable women to learn about a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities in a casual, non-threatening environment. The classes are designed to be as as hands-on as possible, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests once the workshop is over.


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Fall Workshop

Our large workshop is the Fall workshop which is held every year in late October-early November. During the Fall workshop, we offer over 30 different classes including firearm safety, preserving the harvest, fly fishing, and more! In addition to classes, we offer evening programs like a game feast, nature presentations, and night hikes.

Beyond BOW Workshops

In addition to the Fall workshop, we also offer Beyond BOW events. Beyond BOW workshops last from one to three days but are focused on specific activities. Beyond BOW workshops may include a 2-day canoe trip down the Potomac River with an overnight camp out, a 1-day fishing clinic, or an outdoor survival skills weekend. Each workshop we offer is tailored to showcase the resources and opportunities available in that area. Below are some examples of previous workshops.


Beyond BOW KayakThe emphasis of BOW and Beyond BOW is on the enjoyment and camaraderie that goes along with outdoor recreation, whether hunting, fishing, hiking, or boating

Click here to view the workshop photo albums.

Karina Stonesifer
12512 Pleasant Valley Rd
Flintstone, MD 21530

Letha Grimes
20901 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-4736 ext 103 (office)