BOW participants will attend four – 3 hour, pre-selected courses of their choice, beginning Friday afternoon, and ending Sunday afternoon.  The workshops usually have a short inside instructional portion before heading outside.  If you are taking any of the shooting classes, you will be required to take the Friday morning firearm safety class, have a firearms license, or proof of having successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted).

We ensure that all participants enjoy a safe, positive, fun and educational experience and are taught in a ‘hands-on’ way.  The cost for 2019 Fall weekend workshop is $250.  There are a limited number of BOW bursaries available for partial payment of $150.00.  Preference for bursaries will be given to residents of Nova Scotia who are first-time participants, and either full-time students, single parents or from low-income households.

Classes vary from year to year, falling into the three main BOW areas: hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities, and may include the following:

Animal Signs
Archery/Bow Hunting
Backpacking & Hiking
Basic Wilderness First Aid
Basket Making
Connecting with Nature
Crossbow Hunting
Firearms Safety & Handling
Fly Fishing
Fly Tying
GPS Navigation
Map & Compass
Nature Identification
Nature Photography
Outdoor Cooking
Practical Knots
Reading the River
Scouting for Wildlife
Shooting Rifles
Sport fishing
Tasty Fish
Trapping & Snaring
Wild Edible Plants
Wild Game Cleaning
Wilderness Camping
Wilderness Survival
Willow Woodcrafts
Woodsy 101