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BOW® is a mix of fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits that combines a fellowship experience with women.
The focus of BOW is to make the outdoors truly accessible to women.
Fall BOW 2005
Sept. 16 - 18, 2005
Barss Corner, NS
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The Becoming an Outdoors -Woman® (BOW) program is a workshop primarily aimed at women but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.
Originally started in the United States in 1991, Nova Scotia began offering the program to women in 1997. Its primary focus is assisting people to overcome barriers, whether social or financial, to learning outdoor skills.
If you are a novice or have no experience in fishing, hunting or other outdoor sports but want to learn, this program is for you.
Some examples of the types of the classes offered. Several are offered in the program with some being repeated. All are experiential.
Rifle Bass Fishing Mountain Biking
Archery/Bowhunting Trout Stream Insect Study Exploring the Fundy Coast
Bowhunting Trout Fishing Outdoor Cooking
Archery Mackeral Fishing Kayaking
Cooking Wild Edibles Reading the Water Canoe Tripping
Muzzle Loading Flytying Canoeing (River)
Snaring/Trapping Saltwater Fishing Canoeing (Lake)
Animal Signs Plant Identification Hiking/Backpacking
Firearm Safety and Handling Attracting Wildlife Survival
Navigation Medicinal Plants Wilderness Ethics
Nature Photography Wild Game Preparation and Cooking First Aid
Horseback Riding Kids and Camping ATV
Hunting-Values, Ethics and Preparation Hunting with Dogs Boat, Motor, Trailer
Stream Study - Preparing for a Day of Fishing Long Guns
Winter BOW Classes
Beginning Snowmobiling & Emergency Tips
Nature in Winter
Cross Country Skiing
Firearm Safety, Storage & Handling
Winter Clothing/Winter Safety
Some Comments from BOW participants:
" Great Program - opened up an even wider enjoyment and
appreciation of the woods and out-of-doors"
--- C. Baldock
"This was my first BOW and I was certainly impressed with the quality of instruction, the organization of the entire event and the general friendly attitude of everyone. I believe there would be more women beating down a door to get here if they new about the program and how great it is.."
--- C. Sears
In two and a half days I did target shooting with both a rifle and a bow. I went fishing, learned basic orienteering and had a basic course in rifle safety. I learned about wildlife habits and habitats, ate great food, won prizes, met fun people and had a wonderful time. No exaggeration."
--- M. MacDonald
"I had a wonderful time. I will drive everyone I know crazy because I'm not going to stop talking about this weekend for a long, long time. Can't wait until the next one."
--- B.J. Stewart
Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Build memories, take a kid out doors and teach them about nature by interacting with it, hunting and fishing.
Learn from the past, don't dwell on it.