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Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)

Summer BOW registration is now open! Join us July 12-14 at the Ozark Natural Science Center. The cost is $260 for the weekend. Click here to apply!

Becoming an Outdoors Woman is comprised of outdoor skills workshops, classes, and camps designed for 18 years and older women. The program focuses on providing women the opportunity to learn skills and encourage participation in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. These programs offer a supportive atmosphere where women can learn skills that enhance their enjoyment of Arkansas outdoors. BOW classes range from introductory level to advanced outdoor training.

Kayaking, fishing, fly, fishing, archery, hunting, pistol, shotgun, trap, rifle, dutch oven tree ID, birding, mountain biking, backyard habitat and more!

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Arkansas Facebook

Keep up with the latest information and upcoming workshop dates. Stay in touch with women that have attended past workshops or ask the coordinators and participants’ questions. Search and like our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Arkansas (@BOWArkansas) Facebook page.

What can you expect from the annual fall “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” workshop?

The weekend is divided into four educational sessions: Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning.

This workshop is for you if…

  • 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 already do some of these activities but would like to learn new ones.

Spring Statewide Women’s Weekend

The Spring BOW Weekend will be April 19 – 24, 2024 at the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center.

We invite you to join us! Please dress as needed for the weather and location of your classes. Lodging and food is not provided for the weekend. Registration will open at 10:00 am Friday, February 16. There are no fees for any classes.

Registration Link:

Summer Statewide Women’s Weekend

The Summer BOW Weekend will be July 2024 (date to be determined) at the Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville, Arkansas.

Dalena Gail Haynes Scholarship Fund

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program is proud to offer scholarships through the Dalena Gail Haynes Scholarship Fund. Limited funds are available for partial scholarships. For more information please click on the application below.

Lea White

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Coordinator

Phone 501-604-0330