Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Registration Opens August 1

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Registration Opens August 1

Registration for the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens on August 1, at 7 a.m. for first-time attendees and August 7 at 7 a.m. for both first-timers and those who have previously attended. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Alabama, on October 4-6, 2024.

Designed for women ages 18 years or older, the three-day workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun, outdoors setting. Participants can choose four classes from more than 30 courses such as archery, ATV handling, backyard wildlife, bird watching, boat handling, canoeing, camp cooking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, shooting sports, nature photography and more.

BOW coordinator Katie Burks said the classes are perfect for attendees who are interested and even new to the outdoors.

“There are many ladies who would like to get involved with outdoor activities but are apprehensive to do so because they don’t know where to start,” Burks said. “BOW is ideal for those women because every participant is taught at a beginner’s level with an instructor leading them along the way.”

The registration fee for BOW is $275, which covers meals, dormitory-style lodging, program materials and instruction. In addition to the registration fee, participants must possess a valid all game, small game, freshwater fishing, wildlife management area or Wildlife Heritage license.

“Enrollment is limited and classes fill up very quickly,” Burks said. “Those interested in attending BOW this fall should register as soon as possible to make sure they get into the classes they desire.”

For more information about this fall’s workshop including a list of classes and class descriptions, visit

To view photos of past BOW workshops, visit Outdoor Alabama’s Flickr at

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at