Iowa’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Set for Sept. 19 – 21

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Iowa's Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Set for Sept. 19 - 21 Iowa’s annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop will be held September 19-21, at the Springbrook Conservation Educations Center, approximately 1 ½ hours west of Des Moines.

The 2 ½-day workshop provides women a comfortable environment and beautiful setting to learn outdoor skills they may not normally try. BOW is an international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years and older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Classes offered throughout the weekend include introduction to firearms, basic shooting, basic fishing, knot tying, river fishing, fly fishing, archery, turkey and deer hunting basics, Dutch oven cooking, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, map and compass, and much more.

“We have been providing BOW workshops in Iowa for nearly 15 years and they continue to be very popular, well-attended events,” says Julie Sparks, BOW coordinator. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for participants to get enough instruction and hands-on learning to feel confident pursuing these activities. We have a great team of dedicated instructors and an awesome location for the workshop.”

Registration continues, but the workshop is filling fast, she said. A registration form is available online at

For more information, contact Julie Sparks at 515-281-6159 or Julie [dot] sparks [at] dnr [dot] iowa [dot] gov.