Registration was extended until Sept. 15 for Delaware’s 2017 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, set for Oct. 6-8 at Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton.

For the the 19th year Delaware has hosted the program, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish & Wildlife.

BOW offers a variety of 1.5-hour and 3.5-hour courses taught by volunteer instructors who share their expertise and provide instruction in a safe, supportive and noncompetitive atmosphere. The cost of the full weekend is $130, which includes meals, lodging, instruction, and use of necessary equipment and supplies. The cost of only Oct. 7 BOW courses is $90, including meals, instruction and use of necessary equipment and supplies.

Participants can choose from f hands-on courses during each of the sessions. A specialty course this year at BOW is a mentored crossbow deer hunt. The course involves learning how to safely use a crossbow, participation in a hunter safety course and taking part in a mentored deer hunt at Killens Pond State Park. Participants in the hunt are required to have a Delaware hunting license and hunter education certification. Each hunter will be partnered with a mentor who will guide them during the managed hunt.

BOW registrations must be received by Sept. 15, with registration packets available at Completed registration forms with payment should be sent to Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife – BOW, 2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, DE 19963.

For more, call 422-1329 or email

Scholarships are available through the Delaware Friends of BOW. To apply for a scholarship, candidates can complete the BOW scholarship application form. Deadline for application is Sept. 15. Once completed, scholarship application forms should be sent to Delaware Friends of BOW, 410 Cornish Road, Harrington, DE 19952.