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Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Delaware BOW goes ‘Back to Basics’ for 2012!
Registration slots available for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program Sept. 14-16 

LUMS POND (Aug. 16, 2012) – Following a two-year break, Delaware’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is back … and getting “back to basics” the weekend of Sept. 14, 15 and 16 with a new location – Lums Pond State Park near Bear. Registration spots are still available for participants to enjoy a weekend of outdoor activities, tent- or RV-camping and fall weather at the 1,790-acre park located on the north side of the C&D Canal.

Delaware BOW’s weekend features four half-day training sessions that begin on Friday afternoon. Participants have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of course offerings during each of the sessions. Included among the many hands-on courses are target archery, camping, shotgun shooting, canoeing, fly-fishing, nature photography, outdoor cooking, geocaching, birding and various other outdoor activities. New and exciting offerings this year take advantage of the program’s new location – rock climbing at a nearby location, mountain biking the park’s scenic trails, and learning basic horsemanship skills at the park’s equestrian facilities. The instructors of these courses have been selected for their expertise as well as their ability to provide instruction in a safe, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere.

This workshop is for you if you are at least 18 years old and:

  • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who would like to improve your skills.
  • You have some experience but would like to try your hand at new activities.
  • You are just looking for camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

The cost of the three-day program is $150, which includes lodging, catered picnic-style meals, instruction, and the use of all necessary equipment and supplies. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 31. No refunds will be given for cancellations; if unable to attend, someone can attend in your place.

Delaware BOW is a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife program. For more information on the program, contact Tess Belcher by calling 302-735-8656, or email

Registration packets and more information are also available online at

While Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is aimed primarily at women, it offers an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn skills that allow them to participate in numerous outdoor activities. Since the first BOW was held in Wisconsin in 1991, this exciting international program has expanded to 46 states and seven provinces with more than 80 workshops offered each year.  

The main goal of the BOW program is to provide women the opportunity to learn skills that encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities, such as hunting and shooting, fishing and boating, and non-harvest activities.

Vol. 42, No. 318

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