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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. Contact the BOW Coordinator if you are seeking a partial scholarship.

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 .

Workshops

 

BOW Ice Fishing in Helena January 9, 2021

Required: Helena Zoom Class Thursday, January 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

These classes are for the beginner or intermediate ice angler who wants to learn or improve their fishing skills. At the Zoom class you will learn about ice fishing gear, dressing to stay warm, and how to be safe on the ice. Saturday morning you will be fishing on the ice.

See registration form for more details. Cost is $20 and registrations forms must be mailed. Call Sara at (406) 444-5280 or email at sarsmith@mt.gov with questions.

  • The Helena class is full. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

 

BOW Ice Fishing in Missoula/Frenchtown Pond January 23, 2021

Required: Missoula Zoom Class Thursday, January 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

These classes are for the beginner or intermediate ice angler who wants to learn or improve their fishing skills. At the Zoom class you will learn about ice fishing gear, dressing to stay warm, and how to be safe on the ice. Saturday morning you will be fishing on the ice.

See registration form for more details. Cost is $20 and registrations forms must be mailed. Call Sara at (406) 444-5280 or email at sarsmith@mt.gov with questions.

  • The Missoula class is full. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

 

 

BOW Ice Fishing in Shelby February 6, 2021

Required: Zoom Class Thursday, February 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

These classes are for the beginner or intermediate ice angler who wants to learn or improve their fishing skills. At the Zoom class you will learn about ice fishing gear, dressing to stay warm, and how to be safe on the ice. Saturday morning you will be fishing on the ice.

See registration form for more details. Cost is $20 and registrations forms must be mailed. Call Sara at (406) 444-5280 or email at sarsmith@mt.gov with questions.

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

Sara Smith
Montana BOW Coordinator
(406) 444-5280
Email: sarsmith@mt.gov

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