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NH Offers Variety of Courses for Women to Learn Outdoor Skills in 2016

Kim Proulx: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212

January 12, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is offering an exciting lineup of courses in 2016 for women interested in learning outdoor skills. Application forms and brochures are published at when registration opens. Sign up as soon as possible after registration opens, as these courses fill quickly. New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs are sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation. Participants must be age 18 or older.


Winter BOW – February 20, 2016 – Course full; registration is closed. Offered every year, this one-day workshop allows women to experience ice-fishing, snowshoeing and tracking, winter outdoor survival, or “Shoe and Shoot” (woodland target shooting on snowshoes).


BOW Wilderness Survival -- June 4, 2016, at Owl Brook Hunter

Education Center in Holderness, NH. Learn how to handle an emergency and survive in the outdoors. You’ll gain tips on what to do if you are lost, how to build a shelter, make a fire, signal for help, and purify water, as well as what to take along in your survival kit. This course is taught by NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers. Cost: $55. Registration opens April 25, 2016.


BOW Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend -- June 24-26, 2016, at Coleman Estates, Coleman State Park, Stewartstown, NH. This weekend is a chance for women who have basic fly-fishing skills to become independent fly-anglers. Learn the finer points of casting, reading the water, picking a fly and landing a fish. Participants bring their own fly-rod. Cost: $275 (includes 5 meals and 2 nights lodging). Registration opens May 9, 2016.


BOW Fall Weekend -- September 9-11, 2016, at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in  

Holderness, NH. This is NH BOW’s biggest event of the year. Participants choose four workshops to take during the weekend.  Topics include fishing, shooting sports, hiking, outdoor cooking, hunting, map and compass, kayaking and more. Cost: $335 (includes all meals and two nights lodging, plus instruction and equipment use). Registration opens June 6, 2016.


Deer Hunting Basics -- October 1, 2016, at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. If you are a woman thinking about hunting the elusive whitetail deer, this introductory workshop is for you! Learn the seasonal habits of deer, hunting techniques, how to identify sign, game recovery, and choices of firearms. Cost: $55. Registration opens August 15, 2016.


Navigational Workshop -- October 15, 2016, at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, NH. Learn how to navigate in the woods, use a compass, read a topographic map and use the map and compass together. Also covers use of simple hand-held GPS unit. Compare the two methods of navigation on a moderate woods course. Cost: $55. Registration opens August 29, 2016.

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