In 2024, Maryland Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will be celebrating 30 years of providing women the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills and build confidence.  We are starting the year off with a Beyond BOW Goose Hunting Clinic in January and our “Friends of MD BOW” Fundraising Banquet in March.​

Friends of Maryland BOW Fundraising Banquet:

Whether you have attended a BOW workshop, are one of our dedicated instructors, want to learn more about the program or would simply like to show support then please join us at our banquet on March 15! All funds raised will directly support BOW workshops in Maryland and allows us to offer scholarships to woman to participate in the program!

When: Friday, March 15, 2024 -6:00-9:00pm

Linganore Winecellars – Abisso Banquet Hall, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Price:$65 pp includes meal and open bar of Linganore wine and Red Shedman Beer

Registration and RSVP is required, CLICK HERE​ TO REGISTER.
For questions, email Maureen Brook at​ or Letha Grimes at

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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.

Weekend Workshop

Learning to prepare recipes with waterfowl at the From Field to Table workshopDuring 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.

Beyond BOW Workshops

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.

Two women in the snow holding guns with a row of dead geese lying in front of them.     Woman kayaking.

Click here to view the workshop photo albums.

Click here to see a list of all the classes we've offered
(not all classes listed are offered at every workshop)

Karina Stonesifer
12512 Pleasant Valley Rd
Flintstone, MD 21530

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