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Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW)

Celebrating 25 years! The first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop started in 1991 and we are celebrating 25 years of encouraging women to get outdoors this year.

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

Nov. 8-10, 2019 in Humphreys County - The 2019 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop will be held in Humphreys County.

Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, two weeks priority will be given to first-time participants. The cost of the workshop is $250, which includes meals and camping,  Participants will draw from a number of predetermined sites that will have tree stands.  There will be two hunts on Saturday and one Sunday morning.

For additional information, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at or (615) 781-6541.

2020: TBA - Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop

The workshop fee includes lodging, meals, T-shirt, and a current Tennessee Hunting and Fishing License. Registrations are given with special consideration to those who have not attended a BOW event previously. Application found at the link below.

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

Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW)