Registration opens in August
Registration for the Fall 2022 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens August 1 at 6 p.m. for new participants and August 8 at 6 p.m. for first-timers and past attendees. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Alabama from October 7-9, 2022.
Alabama’s three-day BOW workshop is designed for women ages 18 or older and offers hands-on instruction in a fun, outdoor setting. Participants can choose four courses from more than 50 courses such as Backyard Wildlife, Camp Cooking, Map & Compass, Camping, Mountain Biking, Shooting Sports, Fishing, Hunting, canoeing, nature photography, archery, ATV driving, bird watching, boat driving and more.
BOW coordinator Marisa Futral said the classes are perfect for participants who are new to the outdoors. “There are a lot of women who haven’t been exposed to these outdoor activities and are afraid to try them,” she said. “BOW is ideal for these women because everything is taught at a beginner level.”
The BOW registration fee is $275, which covers meals, dorm accommodation, program materials, and instruction. A recreational hunting, fishing or wildlife heritage license is required to participate in BOW. Licenses are available online at https://myoutdooralabama.com/at local homologation offices and at many sporting goods stores.
“Registration is limited and classes fill up quite quickly,” Futral said. “Those interested in participating in BOW should register as soon as possible to ensure they get the classes they want.”
For more information about this fall’s workshop, including a full list of classes and class descriptions or to register, visit www.outdooralabama.com/bow. To see photos of past BOW workshops, visit Outdoor Alabama’s Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/outdooralabama.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, National Parks, and Wildlife and Fisheries. pure water. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.