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Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program



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Register now for Delaware's BOW event!
Sept. 20-22, 2019 at Lums Pond State Park

Registration Packet

Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

2019 BOW Event Info

The 2019 BOW event will be a full weekend event with onsite tent camping at Lums Pond State Park's Area 4 picnic area. Lums Pond State Park is located at 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701. All BOW participants must check in at Area 4 upon arrival (not the park office).

Registration packets should be mailed with payment to: DE Division of Fish & Wildlife - BOW, 2992 Lighthouse Rd., Milford DE 19963

Courses offered for the 2019 BOW weekend include:

  • Advanced Archery
  • Advanced Birding
  • Cooking Your Catch
  • Firearms Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Horseback Riding Trail Ride
  • Intro to Archery
  • Intro to Birding
  • Intro to Fly Fishing
  • Intro to Rifle
  • Kayaking Lums Pond
  • Mentored Crossbow Deer Hunt
  • Native Plant Walk
  • Nature Hike
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tree I.D.
  • Urban Gardening
  • Wild Game Cooking
  • Go Ape! Zip Lining Adventure

Event Fee

Event fees include meals, site fees and course expenses/supplies.

  • $140 for the full weekend
  • $110 for Saturday only
  • An additional $45 is required for the zip lining course and should be sent as a separate check with registration. Check should be made out to DE Division of Fish & Wildlife - BOW)

Limited 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.

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



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Learn about Delaware's BOW Program!

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 with the opportunity to learn skills that encourage and enhance participation in outdoor activities, like hunting and shooting sports, fishing and boating, and non-harvest recreational activities. 

While BOW is aimed primarily at women, it offers an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn skills needed for numerous outdoor activities.

The yearly 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.

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 Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-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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