Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors WomanThe Becoming an Outdoors -Woman® (BOW) program is a workshop primarily aimed at women but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.


Originally started in the United States in 1991, Nova Scotia began offering the program to women in 1997. Its primary focus is assisting people to overcome barriers, whether social or financial, to learning outdoor skills.

If you are a novice or have no experience in fishing, hunting or other outdoor sports but want to learn, this program is for you.BOW image

BOW® is a mix of fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits that combines a fellowship experience with women.

Upcoming Workshop

2016 Fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman® Workshop
September 23 – 25, 2016
Brigadoon Village, South Alton, Kings County, NS

Question regarding registration?
Contact: bowns@novascotia.ca or (902) 584-2229

All other questions:
Contact the BOW Nova Scotia Coordinator: bowns@novascotia.ca or (902) 662-5043


Culinary Adventures in the Outdoors is a compilation of recipes and cooking methods collected and used by BOW instructors and friends at home, or out in the wilderness.

Cost: $10.00 ($4.00 - GST + shipping/handling). Available through the Department of Natural Resources Library (www.novascotia.ca/natr/library/), and click "Contact Us" to order.

BOW Cookbook


Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Nova Scotia Government