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Education BOW: Becoming an Outdoors Woman

About BOW

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) introduces women to different outdoor skills such as fishing, hunting, shooting, archery, orienteering, camp cooking, kayaking, and much more. BOW provides participants with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction.

A BOW workshop is for you if…

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  • You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.

  • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.

  • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.

  • You enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals and you seek time away to reconnect with nature.

BOW offers partial scholarships for women aged 18 years and older who are full-time residents of Montana and who have not previously attended a BOW event. These scholarships enable women to participate in BOW who otherwise may not be able to afford the full registration fee. Recipients may receive only one scholarship in a lifetime. 

For further information on the history of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program or to find BOW programs in other states, visit the national BOW website .



This position is vacant. Stay tuned for a new hire. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in information on the next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in Montana, contact:

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Wayde Cooperider 

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