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Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program



BOW Delaware Logo Due to staffing changes late in the year leading to difficulty in reserving lodging, the 2016 BOW Program will be held as two separate one-day events instead of a full weekend event.

The event dates and locations are as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 at Cape Henlopen State Park (Lewes)
  • Saturday, Oct. 8 at Lums Pond State Park (Bear)

These are separate events - participants may register for both events but are not required to. There is a separate fee for each event.


2016 BOW Registration Forms

Saturday, Sept. 24 at Cape Henlopen State Park

Saturday, Oct. 8 at Lums Pond State Park 

Please send completed registration forms with payment (for each event) to:
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife - BOW
4876 Hay Point Landing Rd.
Smyrna, DE 19977

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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