Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kentucky’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program to celebrate 20th anniversary

Press Release Date:  Friday, November 21, 2014  
Contact Information:  Dave Baker 1-800-858-1549  


FRANKFORT, Ky. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program in Kentucky.

A series of special events in 2015 will commemorate this milestone, beginning with a Beyond BOW workshop scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at Kenlake State Resort Park. The workshop is open to women ages 18 and over.

“I hope women interested in wildlife-related activities in Kentucky will join us for this special event, and come celebrate the BOW Program’s 20th year at the workshops planned for 2015,” said Beth Spivey-Minch, BOW volunteer coordinator.

The January event is being offered in conjunction with Eagle Watch Weekends sponsored by Kentucky State Parks. It will include a three-hour eagle tour on the CQ Princess departing from Kenlake Marina. Personnel from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department Resources will act as guides for the tour.

Participants will enjoy various outdoor-related classes on Saturday of the weekend program. An optional tour of the Land Between The Lakes elk and bison prairie will be available the following Sunday. 

Registration for the workshop is $50. Lodging and meal pricing is extra and handled separately by Kenlake State Resort Park.

Registration forms are available on-line at fw.ky.gov. Click the “Education” tab, “Education Home,” then “Becoming an Outdoors Woman.” Those interested in the workshop may also call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) for more information. 

Registration for the workshop and class selection will be made through Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Space is limited to the first 60 women who register by the Dec. 16 deadline. Participants must make lodging arrangements directly with Kenlake State Resort Park by calling 1-800-325-0143. 

 “This is a unique opportunity and we are pleased to be able to offer it in conjunction with Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation,” Spivey-Minch added.