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Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program



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The 2017 BOW event will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Killens Pond State Park campground, 3015 Paradise Alley Road, Harrington, DE 19952 

Register for the 2017 BOW EventNOTE: Registration deadline is extended to Sept. 15.

2017 BOW Event Info

The 2017 BOW event will be a full weekend event with tent camping at Killens Pond State Park. Tents are available on a first-come, first-served basis or you can bring your own!

This event will take place at the Killens Pond State Park campground at 3015 Paradise Alley Rd., Harrington DE 19952. All BOW participants must check in at the campground when they arrive (not the park office on Killens Pond Rd.).

Courses offered for the 2017 BOW weekend include:

  • Beginning Freshwater Fishing
  • Boating Safety
  • Birding 101
  • Campfire Cooking
  • Canoeing
  • Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Daypacking/Hiking
  • Cooking Your Catch - How to Process Your Fish
  • Intro to Archery
  • Intro to Fly Fishing
  • Intro to Shotgun
  • Invasive & Nuisance Plants in Delaware
  • Mentored Deer Hunt (with crossbow)
  • Native Landscaping for Pollinators
  • Orienteering 101
  • Prehistoric Storytellers (an introduction to Delaware's horseshoe crabs)
  • Tree I.D.
  • Waterfowl I.D.
  • Wonders of Wetlands

Event Fee

  • $130 for the full weekend (includes meals, lodging & course expenses)
  • $90 for Saturday only (includes meals & course expenses)

*Scholarships are available through the Delaware Friends of BOW. To apply for a scholarship, complete the application form: BOW Scholarship Application
 Completed forms should be sent to Delaware Friends of BOW, 410 Cornish Road, Harrington, DE 19952.


To register, complete the registration form at the top of this webpage and mail it with payment to: Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife - BOW, 2992 Lighthouse Rd., Milford DE 19963. Registrations are processed as they arrive in the mail, so get yours in soon!

Questions: Contact Lynne Pusey at or 302-422-1329.


Interested in receiving updates for future BOW events? Join the BOW email listserv by sending a blank email to:

Since the first BOW event 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, like hunting and shooting, fishing and boating, and non-harvest activities. 

 While Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is aimed primarily at women, it offers an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn skills needed for numerous outdoor activities. Please see Delaware's YouTube channel video: Becoming an Outdoors Woman 

The BOW event features opportunities for participants to choose from a wide range of course offerings during each of the sessions. 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.


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This workshop is for you if:

  • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner wanting 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.

For more information about the Becoming an Outdoor Woman program, please contact:

Lynne Pusey, BOW Program Coordinator
DuPont Nature Center
2992 Lighthouse Rd. 
Milford, DE 19963 
Telephone: 302-422-1329 or via email to:  

  The Division of Fish & Wildlife's wildlife and fisheries programs receive most of their funding from hunting and fishing license funds combined with Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Act trust funds generated from hunter and angler equipment purchases. To learn more about these funding sources and how they are used for wildlife and fisheries restoration and conservation in Delaware, click here.

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