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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 .


Archery 101-Class is full.

Saturday, June 25
Ulm,  MT



Nature Journaling 

June 18, 2022

Hamilton, MT


Before the advent of modern photography, nature was recorded in words and illustrations for scientific documentation. Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition was an amazing nature journalist. He documented more than 200 plant and animal species that were new to science with written descriptions and hand drawn pictures. Today nature journaling strives to capture not only the physical presence of our natural experiences, but also the journalers feelings, thoughts and interpretations.

For more information and registration click here.



Summer BOW Update! August 12-14, 2022 Lubrecht out of Missoula MT

Because I am traveling for work most of May, Summer BOW registration will go live Wednseday, June 1. This will allow me to process registrations right away and get you confirmations without delay. Priority registration for new Summer BOW particpants, or returning participants who bring a new participant with them, will be from June 1-June 7, but alumni are encouraged to send in their registration forms right away so they are processed in the order they are received after priority registration. Applications are processed by post mark date and must be mailed, no drop offs to keep it fair. Please email me at if you have any 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

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