A BOW workshop participant receives firearms instruction. (Photo: Contributed)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host 2018 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop June 1-3 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The popular annual event is conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. The BOW workshop is an opportunity for women 18 years of age or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. However, the workshop provides useful instruction for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will have a chance to select from a variety of courses over the three days and the classes are taught by experts in their respective fields.

This year’s workshop offers classes in introduction to firearms/safety, basic fishing skills, advanced fishing techniques, all-terrain vehicle operation, basic archery, paddleboarding, boating safety education, outdoor cooking, wild edible foray, beginning fly fishing, nature photography basics, basic canoeing, introduction to kayaking, basic shotgun, survival skills, backyard habitat, map/compass, introduction to muzzleloading, introduction to turkey hunting, introduction to deer hunting, introduction to waterfowl hunting, basic trapping, reading the woods, scuba, and stream ecology.


The workshop fee is $225 and includes lodging at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center, meals, T-shirt, and a 2018-19  Tennessee Hunting and Fishing License. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Download a copy of the 2018 BOW application here or obtain one from any TWRA regional office.

For more information contact Donald Hosse, Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or telephone (615) 781-6541.

Workshop space is limited, so potential participants are encouraged to register soon.