Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

In December, 2015, BOW Coordinator Susan Herrgesell retired and the BOW California "torch" was passed on to CWA.  California Waterfowl - Becoming an Outdoors Women now exists to give ladies the opportunity to be part of our outdoor heritage by carrying many of the events that were part of BOW-CA.  CWA Heritage programs have been in existence for over 10 years and have included women's outreach events for much of that time.  CWA's commitment to providing skills building and safe, fun opportunities for everyone who wishes to enjoy California's great outdoor recreational traditions is second to none.  Take a look at this year's CWA-BOW schedule and if you have questions or comments, please email SarahBeth Gonsalves at sgonsalves@calwaterfowl.org

Registration for CWA-Becoming an Outdoors Woman events will be added as they are finalized! 

 


Spring 2018

 

Women's Shooting Clinic and Sporting Clays - April 14th 2018

Come enjoy a day of learning to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield). All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included, just sign up and show up. For those who are experienced shotgunners, bring your own gun and try out the challenging sporting clays course of 50 or 100 targets. This event will include wild-game tasting, lunch and networking opportunities to meet and talk with other lady shooters.  For more info and to register click HERE.

 

Hunting 101 for Adults-April 15th 2018

Come enjoy a day of learning to become a hunter. The day includes the 4-hour Hunter Education certification program (online preparations required beforehand), learn to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors and explore many aspects of how to become a hunter of all different types of wild game. This will be a "packed" day of activities (see Registration page for all details) at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield).   All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included with some quality giveaways that will help get you started. For more information and to register click HERE

 

BOW Women's Multicourse Weekend-April 27-29th 2018

Back after a short hiatus, this is what put BOW on the map as a resource for outdoor education for women.   Spend a weekend with the ladies of BOW gaining new skills at our Grizzly Ranch Facility in the famous Suisun Marsh outside of Fairfield CA. You will be able to choose between classes such as Archery, Game preparation, Gun Safety and Shooting skills, Suisun Marsh ecology, home preserving and more!  All in the safe and supportive atmosphere BOW is known for across the US.  For more information and to register click HERE!

 

Women's Fly Fishing Retreat-May 4th-6th-FULL

If you are interested in learning to fly fish from expert instructors in one of the most beautiful places in California, this is the class for you. All levels of experience are welcome.  All equipment is included for those who don’t own their own!  Registration coming soon! For more info to register click HERE!

 

Women's Bay Fishing for Halibut Trip - June 2nd 2018

If you are interested in catching yourself some wonderful Halibut dinner, this trip is for you! We will fish inside the bay both for halibut and stiped bass, learning as we do so the ins and outs of this great sport!  All equiptment is included and we will enjoy lunch and a halibut ceviche demo and tasting on board!  For more info and to register click HERE!

 

Family Fun Shoots - June 9th, August 26th 

Come enjoy a few hours of learning to shoot shotguns, rifles and archery from trained, certified instructors at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield). All guns, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection are included, just sign up and show up.  For those who are experienced shotgunners, bring your gun and shoot our challenging sporting clays course of 50 or 100 targets. For more info and to register click  HERE.

 

Family Hunter Camp - August 3-5th 2018

Hunting and shooting sports are great family activities to enjoy with spouses and chldren. New hunters or those wishing to become better hunters will enjoy spending a weekend of outdoor fun at CWA's Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center in Suisun Marsh (near Fairfield). We will also spend time learning about hands-on wildlife conservation by going duck banding. For more info and to register click HERE.

 

 


Fall 2018

 

Women's Novice Pheasant Hunt Weekend - September 2018

Ever think you'd like to try hunting but just don't know how to get started? If so, this is the event for you. Get your hunter safety, learn about shotgun shooting and go on a guided pheasant hunt all in one weekend with minimal investment of time and money. All guns, ammunition, targets, hunting license, upland stamp, birds, ear and eye protection included. Just sign up, prepare by doing the online hunter safety training and show up. CWA's certified instructors and dedicated volunteers will take it from there. You will also enjoy the camraderie and networking with other lady hunters by staying overnight at CWA's property on Saturday night. For more information and to register click HERE 

 

Women's Pheasant Hunt at Hastings Island Hunting Preserve-October 2018

Designed as a companion course to our Novice Pheasant Hunt Weekend, all levels of huntresses are welcome! Come out to Hastings Island Hunting Preserve where CWA's certified instructors and dedicated volunteers will take you on a mentored pheasant hunt in the morning.  After a provided lunch, we will have some fun on the trap course before heading back to Denverton Ranch for dinner and fun!  Enjoy the camraderie and networking with other lady hunters by staying overnight at CWA's property on Saturday night. Dates and Details coming soon.  

Women's Waterfowl Hunts - Waterfowl Season 2017-18

Each year CWA hosts numerous Women's Waterfowl hunts at private duck clubs including CWA's Conservation Education Centers.

For specific dates and locations: Coming Soon!