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Becoming An Outdoors Woman & Beyond BOW

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The first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop started in 1991 as an experiment to determine whether providing an educational opportunity would be enough to welcome women outdoors.

Since 1991, the program has expanded to all 50 states and several Canadian provinces, with many offering multiple opportunities. Women are interested in learning outdoor skills. When the opportunity is offered, they line up for the chance to be involved.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hosts several BOW and Beyond BOW events every year.

Tennessee events include canoe trips down the Hiwassee River, muzzleloader workshops, and an entire weekend workshop filled with classes and activities every aspiring outdoors-woman will enjoy. Some of these classes include basic archery, reading the woods, ATV operation, dutch oven cooking, fly-fishing, nature photography, and much, much more.

Upcoming Events

BOW Extreme - April 25-27, 2014

BOW 3 day Event, Crossville, TN - June 6-8, 2014

BOW Field Day, Knoxville, TN - June 14, 2014



For more information about the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, please contact Program Coordinator, Donald Hosse, at (615) 781-6541 or via-e-mail at