Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

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Our workshops are designed primarily for women; however, it is an excellent opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to learn the outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, and a variety of outdoor pursuits.

These workshops focus on the learning of outdoor skills. We strive to offer a variety of topics in our workshops, balanced between hunting/shooting, fishing and non-consumptive (canoeing, camping, etc.) activities.

This workshop is for you if . . .

  • you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • you enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Loading a gunA workshop consists of four sessions, lasting three and one-half hours each. The workshops are held at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp in the JW Corbett management area and Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest to keep costs to a minimum. These are rustic camp facilities. Lodging is dormitory-style. Meals are served at designated times, cafeteria-style.

The registration fee for these workshops is $200, with a $50 early registration discount; however, the fee will ultimately be determined by the availability of facilities and the number of volunteer instructors. The registration fee typically includes instruction in the topics you choose, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, lodging and all meals starting with lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday. Workshops and topics are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Workshop Information


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Workshop Dates

West Palm Beach
Oct. 31- Nov. 2, 2014

February 20-22, 2015


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Beyond BOW

Kayaking 101
April 11, 2015
Weeki Wachee
Cost: $45.00
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904

Two Day Fishing Clinic
May 2 & 3, 2015
Cost: $105.00 plus $15.00 if staying Fri. night
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904

Camping/Geocaching/ Primitive Chef Class
May 9, 2015
Flat Island Preserve – Lake County
No charge for class Saturday – Friday night camping free with reservation ($10 for tent rental)
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904

Overnight Suwannee Paddle
June 13 & 14, 2015
41 bridge to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (staying at river camp)
Cost: $185.00 - $25 discount for bringing own boat
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904

Self Defense Class
July 11, 2015
Tarpon Springs
Cost: $30.00
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904

Paddle & Primitive Camp the Upper Suwannee
Oct. 2-4, 2015
Fargo, GA – 41 bridge/White Springs
Cost: $275.00, BYO Boat, Adults only, Experienced Paddlers Only
Contact: Jeanene Arrington, or (813)789-0904 

Prepaid reservations required for all events 


For information on Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops, please contact:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Hunter Safety Section
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412


FWC Facts:
The Junior Hunter Safety Program offers a series of 3 free courses for grades K-5, providing information on firearm safety, outdoor ethics and conservation.

Learn More at AskFWC