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Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program


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Delaware's 2019 BOW Event was a great success! With 28 outdoor courses and fantastic weather, we couldn't have asked for a better weekend for the event. Congratulations to all the women who participated in new outdoor activities and challenged themselves to grow through new experiences. Thank you to all of our instructors and committee members who worked hard to make this event a success! Plans for BOW 2020 are underway!


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Learn more 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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