Here’s a great opportunity for outdoor women

BOW_LogoAn outstanding group of Maine outdoor women lead the way to helping more women enjoy outdoor activities. My good friend Erin Merrill, an outdoor woman and writer, is one of the leaders of this ongoing effort (you can read Erin’s blog posts here).

A Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) weekend workshop is scheduled for February 24 – 26 in Bryant Pond. They’ll offer lots of workshops to help women gain or improve their outdoor skills. I’ve been told by a lot of women that these weekend workshops are tons of fun.

You can learn more about BOW and the February workshop –and register for that event –  at

Here’s some info from that website.

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program began in 1991, when it was first offered through the University of Winsconsin-Stevens Point.  The program was created as the result of a study conducted by Professor Christine Thomas, which determined that women preferred to learn hunting, fishing and outdoor skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other like-minded women.

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and hosted at The University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman means becoming more competent, more confident and more aware.  Through this program we hope to not only provide the opportunity to learn about the outdoors but to also provide a venue for women to learn more about themselves.  Participation in these workshops has provided countless women with life changing experiences.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.