The workshop, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), will be held at the 4-H Center near Columbiana in Shelby County. BOW is held in the spring and fall each year.
Highly trained ADCNR staff and volunteers serve as instructors during this threeday adventure, which offers beginner-level skills training for an array of fun and exciting activities, ranging from deer hunting to camp cooking.
Other BOW activities include camping, backyard wildlife, map and compass, mountain biking, shooting sports, fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, motor boat handling, bee keeping and much more.
Participants can also obtain their Hunter Education Certification and Boating Safety Certification during the weekend event.
To register and view a complete list of courses and course descriptions, visit the ADCNR Web site at www.outdooralabama. com.
BOW workshops are open to all females 18 years or older.
Many past participants return to BOW and often bring someone with them to experience what they have discovered to be a fun-filled weekend of challenging activities in the beautiful outdoors.
Attendees regularly include senior adults, mothers and daughters, co-workers and best friends.
The registration fee of $199 covers all meals, dormitory lodging, program materials and instruction. However, participants may bring their personal equipment to use in the various sessions. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Enrollment is limited to 130 applicants, and classes fill up fast. All registrants will receive a confirmation including a class schedule and driving directions.
For additional information contact BOW coordinator Sylvia Payne at 800-262-3151 or Sylvia.Payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.