BOW participants will attend four – 3½ hour, pre-selected courses of their choice, beginning Friday afternoon and ending Sunday afternoon.  The workshops have a short inside instructional portion before heading outside.  Review the 2018 Fall BOW Schedule and Class Descriptions  prior to Eventbrite going live on July 7 @ 9:00 am. 

Please read the class descriptions carefully before choosing your classes. Registration is first come basis and will fill very quickly. Changes will not be possible once registration is closed.

We ensure that all participants enjoy a safe, positive, fun and educational experience and are taught in a ‘hands-on’ way.  The cost for Fall 2018 weekend workshop is $250.  There are a limited number of BOW scholarships available for partial payment of $150.00.  Preference 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.  Applications for scholarship must be received by midnight June 30.

Classes vary from year to year, falling into the three main 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