Saturday, January 28, 2012

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)

Becoming and Outdoors Woman (BOW) is a group NOT limited to women.  Their mission is, however, to introduce women to outdoor activities.  Many states have Women in the Outdoor activities wherein they can learn to hunt, shoot a gun, camp, canoe, use bows and arrows etc.  I personally think it is quite a wonderful opportunity to expand one's outdoor repertoire. 

Upon checking with the Georgia DNR, I received this letter from Linda Mays:

"Thank you for your interest in women's outdoor programming.  The GA DNR hosted BOW programs in the 1990s but formally partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation to host "Women in the Outdoors (WITO)" programs thereafter.  My latest understanding is that both WITO and BOW events can now be offered in Georgia, so you may see both types events advertised this year (they both offer very similar classes).  DNR's Parks Division also offers educational programs for women, such as the "Women for the Woods" program scheduled for April 14:

I didn't see any upcoming WITO events for Georgia online (, but DNR's Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, GA (east of Atlanta - is planning a BOW event for fall 2012.  For more information on that event, please contact Jody Rice at 770.784.3064.

Best regards,
Linda May

Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator
GA Department of Natural Resources"

I wanted to share that with all of you so that if you have an interest in sharing outdoor activites with other women you will not only look on this website but will also check the sites that Linda mentioned.


  1. Outdoor is good. I'm sure the women can handle it. It's the kids nowadays who are losing their connection to nature. I worry about that....

  2. Thanks! I have been thinking about trying to take up hunting and didn't know where to start. I saw BOW was offered in many states, but it didn't seem like any were hosted here in Ga. This gave me a place to start.