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January 18, 2017

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CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is offering an exciting lineup of courses in 2017 for women interested in learning outdoor skills. Application forms and brochures are published at when each registration opens. Sign up as soon as possible after registration opens, as these courses fill quickly.


Explore Winter Hiking, February 15, March 1, & March 4, 2017 -- This new Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop will be held at Fox State Forest Education Center in Hillsborough and the Wapack Trail in Greenfield, NH. Cost: $55. Registration is now closed.


Winter BOW, February 25, 2017 -- This one-day winter workshop allows women to experience ice-fishing, snowshoeing and tracking, winter outdoor survival, or “Shoe and Shoot” (woodland target shooting on snowshoes). Cost is $55 ($25 for participants age 18-25). Registration opened in January; spaces are still available.


Beyond BOW Deep Sea Fishing, June 4, 2017 -- Enjoy a day of deep-sea fishing adventure aboard The Yellowbird out of Hampton, NH.  Cost: $75.  Registration opens April 10.


BOW Fall Weekend, September 8-10, 2017, at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness, NH. This is the NH Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program’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, sharing nature with children, and more. Cost: $335 (includes all meals and two nights lodging, plus instruction and equipment use). Registration opens June 5.


Duck, Duck Goose: An Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting, August 12, 2017 -- Learn how to hunt ducks and geese at this Beyond BOW session at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.  Cost: $55. Registration opens June 26.


New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs are sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the NH Wildlife Federation. Participants must be 18 or older.

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