Thanks to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Cabelas for your support in 2013!
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BOW Workshop at Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL
September 26 - 28, 2014
Registration begins June 30, 2014
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!
There are currently 78 registrations received. Only 7 more will be accepted.
Itinerary | Registration Form | Course Descriptions
To assist us in promoting our Becoming An Outdoors Woman Workshops, please download this promotional flyer and put up at outdoor related businesses in your area.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources invites you to join women from
all over for a weekend full of adventurous outdoor activities. Try your
hand at charting a course, calling a bird, shooting a bow, firing a shot,
tying a fly, catching a fish, paddling a canoe, building a campfire or
going on a photo safari. Program instructors provide a supportive, safe,
non-threatening and non-competitive learning environment. As you "become
an outdoors-woman" you will learn new skills that you can share with
family and friends.
An Outdoors Woman (BOW) is a program designed to give women introductory
experiences and instruction in various outdoor activities. Activities
range from the shooting sports to outdoor recreation to nature crafts
and skills. Program instructors emphasize the basics in instruction while
providing information on equipment, associated clubs and/or organizations,
and additional training opportunities.
activities offer beginning and advanced levels such as shotgunning I &
II or Archery I & II. Activities such as these have prerequisites
where you must take the beginning class to be able to participate in the
advanced class. The shotgun, handgun, rifle, and muzzleloading classes
require participants to have a hunter safety card or take the firearms
safety class offered at each BOW event.
of classes offered at BOW events:
I & II
I & II
I & II (river trip)
I & II
or Deer Hunting
husband found out about this opportunity on the DNR web site. I attended
and found it to be a fun, relaxing, learning experience away from my husband
and kids. A chance to do activities I love, learn new things and meet
other women (build friendships). It was absolutely wonderful. So much
more than I ever expected. The Instructors were good teachers and informed.”
program is tremendous! Everybody is super friendly, and the instructors
were all very passionate and helpful. I will definitely be back, and I
am telling all my female friends about it.”
daughter wants me to take her camping. As a single mother, I don’t
have time or money to learn these skills individually (camping skills),
having so much in a single weekend is perfect. I was nervous about this
weekend, but it was a great experience. I will definitely register for
other BOW events. Best time I've had in years.”
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International Home Page (http://www.uwsp.edu/bow)