Becoming an Outdoors Woman

2019 Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 9

Outlaw Ranch, Custer, SD

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, is a national education program that strives to make women more comfortable in and more aware of the outdoor world around them.

The BOW workshop, hosted annually each fall, focuses on the learning of outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.

Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older, and 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 are just looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Event Overview

  • Designed for women.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Participate in four classes of your choice, including activities such as archery, fly fishing, birding, shooting, paddling, photography and much more.
  • Take part in several group activities.
  • Class materials and equipment provided.
  • Several meals included.
  • Lodging provided in shared, one-room sleeping cabins.
  • Bring your own bedding and personal items.
  • No alcohol.
  • No smoking.
  • No pets.
  • Cost: $165 until August 1; $190 after August 1. 

Workshop Schedule


  • 8:30 a.m.....Registration, Check-In
  • 11 a.m........Introduction, Welcome
  • 12 p.m........Lunch
  • 1 p.m..........Session 1
  • 5 p.m..........Social Time
  • 5:30 p.m.....Dinner
  • 7 p.m..........Evening Activities-mini sessions


  • 7:30 a.m.....Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.....Session 2
  • 12 p.m........Lunch
  • 1 p.m..........Session 3
  • 5 p.m..........Social Time
  • 5:30 p.m.....Dinner
  • 7 p.m..........Evening Activities-Silent Auction and mini-sessions


  • 7:30 a.m.....Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.....Session 4
  • 12 p.m........Lunch, Closing Comments
  • 1 p.m..........Cabin Checkout

Online Registration

For the first two weeks of registration, preference is given to first time attendees and previous participants accompanying a first time attendee. 

On June 14, registration will open for all participants, including those who were previous participants. Registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact Information

For more information contact: Maggie Lindsey at 605.223.7667 or Email.