Kalli Hawkins
WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

Cook County’s history with the Becoming An Outdoors Woman Program

The Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) program began in the early 1990s, thanks to the research and foresight of one Dr. Christine Thomas. In addition to being a professor at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Thomas is an avid hunter and angler. She identified common barriers that hindered women from participating in outdoor recreation compared to men.

In today’s episode, Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator and local Cook County resident Linda Newman share more about what the program means for women in Minnesota and what value it brings to the future of conservation and sportsmanship.