Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM CDT
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center 
10896 Nixon Street
Indianola, IA 50125

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Rachel Alliss 
Iowa DNR 

2021 Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop

Important Registration Information - Please Read

We will be incorporating several COVID-19 precautionary measures to the event weekend including reducing our overall capacity at the workshop.  More information regarding these measures will be shared with participants as we get closer to the event and are continuously reviewing and updating www.iowadnr.gov/bow with the most up to date information and recommended practices.    

By attending the Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Annual Workshop, you understand that there remains a risk you could be exposed to and contract Coronavirus (COVID-19).  You acknowledge that you are aware of the contagious nature of COVID-19.  You understand and voluntarily assume the risk that you could contract the virus while attending the workshop even though staff, volunteers, and host facilities are following recommended Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautionary measures set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to the best of their ability.  If you have any questions related to this workshop and COVID-19 please do not hesitate to reach out to Rachel Alliss at Rachel.Alliss@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-726-6037.   

Workshop agenda, class descriptions, scholarship information and directions can all be found in the 2021 BOW Catalog.

2021 BOW Catalog - Session Descriptions

The workshop is being held at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Indianola, IA. Lodging is available in shared bunk-style lodges with shared bathrooms. Workshop fees include instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, t-shirt, session takeaways, meals and lodging (if selected). 

New this year - if you are participating in the BOW Mentored Turkey Hunt, please select that option for all four sessions. In addition to hands on learning in the classroom, you will pattern your shotgun, scout for your hunt and then hunt early Saturday and Sunday morning. Please note, the BOW Mentored Turkey Hunt is limited to Iowa residents.

Registration is complete upon receipt of your registration, payment and your medical form. Medical forms are due by April 16, 2021. You will get a confirmation email upon successful registration. The week of April 19, 2021, participants will recieve an email with a packing list, lodging information, last minute reminders, and maps to Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center.

Cancellations on or before April 2, 2021 will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. After that date, no refund will be provided. You may send a substitute in your place.  Note: In the case of a cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be given.  

Media Release
Participants understand that photographs may be taken during the session and may be used in future promotional opportunties.

Medical Form
Please download the medical form and return by April 16, 2021 via email to Rachel.Alliss@dnr.iowa.gov 
or mail to:

Iowa DNR
Attn: Rachel Alliss
502 East 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50319

Important: Each participant will need to register individually. On the registration page, please make sure to choose one class for each session. This will ensure that you are registered for the classes you want. Each class will show how many remaining seats are available. Once a class has reached it's capacity, the class will be closed. 

When you go to add your payment, your registration should have one class picked for each session and look like this: 


When you're filling out the registration page, please make sure to list any roommate(s) that you'd like to stay with. This is more critical than ever this year.  If you are coming with a family member(s) or friend(s) please indicate here.  We will be doing our best to spread everyone out among the available accommodations to adhere to safe, social distancing.