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Delaware's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program



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Sept. 28-30, 2018
Cape Henlopen State Park

 The 2018 BOW Program has reached the maximum number of participants and is no longer accepting registrations.

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2018 BOW Event Info

The 2018 BOW event will be a full weekend event with lodging in dormitories at Cape Henlopen State Park's Youth Camp 2.

Cape Henlopen State Park is located at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. All BOW participants must check in at the Youth Camp 2 Mess Hall when they arrive (not the park office).

Courses offered for the 2018 BOW weekend include:

• Boating Safety
• Build a Bluebird Nest Box
• Campfire Cooking 
• Cold War Bike Tour
• Deer and Furbearer Biology
• Firearms Cleaning & Maintenance
• Fire it up!
• Intro to Archery
• Intro to Birding
• Intro to Shotgun
• Kayaking the Bay
• Mentored Crossbow Deer Hunt
• Native Landscaping for Birds
• Outdoor Photography
• Overnight Hike
• Paddleboarding
• Rain Barrel Building and Water Quality
• Saltwater Fishing by Boat
• Seining the Bay
• Surf Fishing
• Tree I.D.
• Wild Edibles Walk 

Event Fee
• $160 for the full weekend (includes meals, lodging & course expenses)
• $100 for Saturday only (includes meals & course expenses)
*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. 



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.

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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