EDUCATION

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

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The Wyoming Game & Department is excited to offer two Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs - the traditional B.O.W., and Beyond B.O.W. - Hunting!

At the traditional Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, learn the basics of canoeing, archery, fly-tying, shooting skills, backpacking, outdoor photography and much more. Held June 26 - 28, 2020 at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside Dubois, WY this is a great opportunity for 45 women who have an interest in learning outdoor skills—skills usually associated with hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. All classes are taught at the entry level in a safe, non-intimidating, outdoor setting. Registration fee is $150.  The application deadline for this program has passed.  If you would like to receive the 2021 application when it is available, please email Kathryn Boswell.  [link to email address - kathryn.boswell@wyo.gov]

Beyond B.O.W. - Hunting is for 20 women who want to learn comprehensive skills to begin hunting. Held September 9 - 13, 2020 participants will be able to choose rifle, shotgun or archery instruction during the Hunting Methods section, as well as complete a Hunter Education Internet Field Day.  All participants interested in rifle hunting have the option to apply for pronghorn licenses and, if they successfully draw a license, have the opportunity to hunt with a mentor. Hunters who do not successfully draw a license or choose not to apply will have the option to experience the hunt as a full hands-on participant short of actually harvesting a pronghorn, may choose to stay and learn to fly fish, or may leave on the 12th after lunch.

A Mentoring Camp will be held concurrently with Beyond-B.O.W - Hunting, for 10 experienced hunters and/or anglers who would like to learn mentoring skills as well as how to develop effective best-practice mentoring programs for hunting and fishing.

Beyond B.O.W. - Hunting and the Mentoring Camp are held in partnership with the Safari Club International Foundation and the First Hunt Foundation, in the Bridger-Teton National Forest between Jackson and Pinedale. 

All B.O.W. attendees and mentors must be at least 18 years old to apply. B.O.W. participation is chosen by a random draw. For traditional B.O.W., group applications are accepted of up to four, and for Beyond B.O.W. - Hunting group applications of two will be accepted. If not selected, application fees will be returned.

Call or email Kathryn Boswell (kathryn.boswell@wyo.gov) at 307-777-3412 with any questions.

Applications

Beyond BOW applications must be at the Cheyenne Game & Fish office by 3 p.m. May 15.
Download the Beyond BOW - Hunting application

Please contact Kathryn Boswell if you are interested in the mentoring camp.



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