& Becoming an Outdoors Family
Whether you're trying an activity for the first time, or you consider yourself an expert, we will help you gain new skills and improve your techniques in a relaxed, fun, and supportive atmosphere.
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Register for a class
BOW classes help you learn a particular skill. Some classes are designed for beginners while others are designed to hone your existing skills. Our calendar is loaded with instructive activities that you, your friends and family will enjoy.
- Spring workshop: Program • Registration
- 2023 turkey hunting series
- Online BOW calendar
- Activity descriptions
Learn about BOW workshops
BOW's women's weekend workshops are the best place for women (and girls age 14 and up) new to the outdoors to begin their journey. These weekends are filled with a variety of outdoor skill classes, evening programs, campfires and fun! Registration opens a few months prior to the fall and winter workshops.
- Workshop descriptions
- Winter workshop 2023 schedule (Workshop is full)
Learn a new skill online
Are you too busy to attend an in-person class? If so, join us online. We have how-to guides and webinars to help you learn outdoor skills.
- Learn to fish
- Learn to hunt
- Upcoming and past outdoor skills webinars
Family skills webinars
Family skills webinars are part of the Minnesota DNR's outdoor skills and stewardship series, which provides women and families with relevant information on upcoming hunting and fishing seasons as well as skill-building instruction so you can enjoy these opportunities.
Cancellation policy: Classes registered through the DNR can be cancelled up to 30 days prior to a class for a full refund. Registrants who do not cancel 30 days prior to the event will be assessed the full program fee. When registering for classes through a cooperating agency please follow the cooperating agencies cancellation policy.