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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman 2018

2021 BOW Dates

Mark your calendar for a fun weekend!

Friday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 3 


Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an outdoors skills workshop designed for women 18 years and older. The program focuses on providing opportunities for women to learn skills and encourage participation in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The workshop offers a supportive atmosphere where women can learn skills that enhance their enjoyment of Arkansas’s outdoors. BOW is an introductory-level workshop that teaches basic courses only. Advanced courses are taught at Beyond BOW events.

A maximum of 140 women will be chosen to register for BOW. Priority is given to first time participants and space is limited.

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What can you expect from a “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” workshop?
The workshop is held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center located about 15 miles west of Little Rock. The workshop spans a weekend, with registration beginning on Friday at 10 a.m., and ends with lunch at noon on Sunday. 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.

Check back next year for 2021 BOW Course Descriptions

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. 

Scholarship Application

Beyond BOW
Beyond BOW events offer hands-on instruction in a fun and supportive learning environment. Beyond BOW, as the name implies, takes you beyond the basics of BOW, as you strive to sharpen your skills. Beyond BOW events may take place in one day, or occur over a weekend in different areas of the state. For additional information on Beyond BOW activities, please contact the BOW coordinator.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Arkansas Facebook
Keep up with the latest information and upcoming workshop dates (BOW and Beyond Bow events). Stay in touch with women that have attended past workshops or ask the coordinators and participants’ questions. Also post pictures of your BOW adventures. Search and like our Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Arkansas (@BOWArkansas) Facebook page.

For more information about Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops in other states, visit

Lea Gray  Becoming an Outdoors Woman Coordinator
Phone: 501-676-6963