Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Carole Collins


Phone: 803 734-3957

Program details

This program is designed to give women the opportunity to try outdoor recreation activities they have an interest in and achieve greater competency in activities they may have experienced in the past. The BOW Workshops have been very effective at increasing the interest, knowledge, skills and confidence of women wishing to become more active in the outdoors. These are major objectives for the program.

As a result of attending this program new and previous hunters and anglers renewed or bought licenses for the first time. Women continued to participate in outdoor activities following their workshops with family and friends, but a significant number increased their social group to include other BOW participants.

Planning and Evaluation
Program objectives: 
1: Involve women in outdoor activities<br>2: Increase awareness of and support for the DNR’s mission, goals and programs<br>3: Increase knowledge, skills and confidence for successful participation in outdoor-related recreational activities<br>4: Develop social involvement and networking opportunities for continued participation after the program

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: No


This program is evaluated: Yes

Metrics used to measure success and evaluate this program:
  • Number of participants (hunters)
  • Informal exit interviews with participants leaving the site
  • Formal after-season evaluations
How effective is the program at meeting your objectives?: Very effective
Would you recommend other agencies/organizations use this model?: Yes

Cost Type: Annual cost

Program cost: to be determined