June BOW Classes

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman Upcoming Classes

June 2022

Fall BOW Workshop

Women's Fall BOW Workshop

September 9 - 11, Eagle Bluff ELC Lanesboro,  fee $195. Registration opens mid-June at www.mndnr.gov/education/bow.

Don't miss our first fall workshop since 2019! BOW's weekend workshops are the best place for women (and girls age 14 and up) to learn outdoor skills.

This year's workshop focuses on the health benefits of being outdoors. The evening speaker is State Park Naturalist Sara Holger, a certified forest bathing instructor. Sara will speak on the health benefits of being in nature. Sara will also lead three forest-bathing classes during the weekend.

Simone Schara will also be at the workshop teaching how to pheasant hunt and train dogs class. Additional classes include how to grow shitake mushrooms, fly-fishing, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting, nature/birding hikes, Mystery Cave tours, and more. Fee includes two nights lodging, all meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, evening programs, equipment, instruction in three classes, campfires and fun!.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive environment, meet new friends and to experience the health benefits of being in the outdoors. Scholarships are available for new participants needing financial assistance. For more information on scholarships or about the workshop please email Linda.bylander@state.mn.us

Three Rivers Park District Classes

Family Fishing, Saturday, June 4, 9 - 11 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague, fee $10  register by calling Three Rivers Parks at 763-559-6700.

Learn about species of fish, preparing equipment, bait, and handling of fish once they are caught. Equipment and Catch & Release fishing license provided for the program only. Registration required by 2 days prior. All ages. Participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Family Archery, Saturday, June 4, 1 - 3 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague, fee $10, register by calling Three Rivers Parks at 763-559-6700.

Explore the basics of archery and elements of safety. Practice fundamental skills, participate in challenges, and play fun games. Equipment provided. Registration required by 2 days prior. Ages 8+. Participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Free Family Webinars

These webinars are part of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series that aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, and skills to help enjoy the outdoors.

Webinars are live on Wednesday starting at noon. For more details, to view past webinars and to register for upcoming webinars visit Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.

  • June 1 - Muskie management in Minnesota
  • June 8 - Minnesota's outdoor playground - Cuyuna Recreation Area
  • June 15 - Aquatic invasive species North Shore edition
  • June 29 - Smallmouth bass river fishing

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW)

The BOW program provides hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive outdoor skills classes to women in a safe and supportive environment. BOW works cooperatively with DNR staff, volunteers and outside agencies to provide opportunities for women to learn skills. BOW is guided by a volunteer steering committee. To find out more visit the BOW Website.

Do you want to stay informed about upcoming fisheries, wildlife and habitat management activities and ways that you can discover, explore and experience Minnesota’s outdoors? Then sign up for Minnesota Fishing and Minnesota Wildlife email notifications available for free on the DNR website. Updates are also available for state parks, scientific and natural areas, the Eagle Cam and more.

Visit the DNR's Learn to Hunt and Learn to Fish web pages to learn how to hunt or fish a variety of species.