ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel all BOW workshops currently scheduled for 2020. Depending on how the situation changes, we may try to schedule some smaller workshops in the fall. Please check back for updated information. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be back bigger and better in 2021.
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"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 hands-on as possible, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests once the workshop is over.
During this workshop, we offer over 30 different classes including firearm safety, preserving the harvest, fly fishing, and more! In addition to workshop classes, we offer evening programs and activities such as a game feast, nature presentations, crafts and night hikes. Classes and evening activities offered may vary from event to event.
In addition to the weekend workshop, we also offer Beyond BOW events. Beyond BOW workshops last from one to three days and are focused on specific activities. Beyond BOW workshops may include a one-day fishing clinic, a backpacking experience, goose hunting on the eastern shore, From Field to Table (learning how to take wild game from harvest to the dinner table) or an outdoor survival skills weekend. Each workshop we offer is tailored to showcase the resources and opportunities available in that area, as well as offer a more intermediate hands-on experience.
The 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 see a list of all the classes we've offered
(not all classes listed are offered at every workshop)
12512 Pleasant Valley Rd
Flintstone, MD 21530
20901 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-4736 ext 103 (office)
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)