This year, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop celebrates its silver anniversary. The 2019 workshop will be held May 31-June 2 at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Cumberland County.

The popular annual event hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. The BOW workshop is an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing.

However, the workshop provides useful for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will get to select from a variety of courses over the three days, with classes taught by experts in their respective fields.

The silver anniversary workshop is scheduled to offer classes in the following (classes are subject to change):

  • firearms and firearms safety
  • basic fishing skills
  • advanced fishing techniques
  • all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operation
  • basic archery
  • boating safety education
  • outdoor cooking
  • wild edible foray
  • beginning fly fishing
  • nature photography basics
  • basic canoeing
  • paddleboarding
  • basic shotgun
  • backyard habitat, map/compass
  • introduction to muzzleloading
  • introduction to turkey hunting
  • introduction to deer hunting
  • reading the woods
  • discover scuba
  • stream ecology


The $225 workshop fee includes lodging at the Clyde M York 4-H Center, meals, T-shirt and a 2019-20 Tennessee hunting and fishing license. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Download applications at or visit any TWRA regional office. For more information, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or call (615) 781-6541.

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