Becoming an Outdoors-Woman


After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 developments, we are sad to announce that our September BOW event is postponed until Spring 2022

Your safety, and the safety of our employees and volunteers is our highest priority. Rescheduling this event will enable us to work even harder to provide the learning experience in the outdoors that you all expect and deserve - in an even safer environment.

An email to all registered participants has been sent and a refund will be issued within the next few days.

The KDWP BOW Planning Team can't wait to host you next spring and will get back to you with more information soon. 

Stay tuned on Facebook and at We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Here is your chance to learn outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, orienteering, backpacking, camping and boating.

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Designed for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older and is for YOU if:

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • you are a beginner who wants to improve your skills.
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try some new ones.
  • you enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

What is a BOW Workshop Like?


The workshops span a weekend, beginning at noon on Friday. The weekend is divided into four blocks of instruction, about three hours each.


During each instructional period, there will be 6-10 courses offered. The participant registers for one choice in each time period. In each session, there will be choices that focus on each of three areas: shooting and hunting, fishing, and non-harvest activities. These might include canoeing, camping, or orienteering. The teaching is focused on the needs of adult learners, with the classes being taught in a very “hands-on” way.


The spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop will beheld at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City, KS. The atmosphere is “outdoorsy” but comfortable. Participants stay in primitive cabins with several bunks to a room. Meals are provided and cooked by the Rock Springs staff. The focus of the weekend is learning in a comfortable atmosphere.

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The instructors and staff are patient and supportive. The participants share in the success of each group member. This is a non-competitive situation where each individual can learn at her own pace.


The evening activities are filled with fun and camaraderie. There are mini-workshops, star gazing and a campfire. The emphasis is on the enjoyment that goes with the social side of outdoor activities.

Questions about BOW?


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To Register for Fall 2021: Registration Closed

For More Information: BOW Brochure & Course List (pdf)