Catchy Hook At W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, fellow student Kim Marcom (left) helps Stewart hone her casting technique.
Circle of friends At night, camaraderie is built around the campfire at Fort Hambry Park as the women swap stories about previous BOW experiences or their reasons for signing up before retiring to their tents.
keen eyes King (left) shows participants how to collect and identify tiny invertebrates, such as water pennies and caddisflies, found in the stream.
Natural instincts During a nature walk, C.C. King (top center) points out plants and shares tips for identifying species, including the characteristics of a poplar tree (above right). Equipment, including compound and recurve bows, is provided for participants.
Steady Shot Taking aim at a target in the woods, Stewart practices an archery technique called “painting the cheek,” a movement in which the arrow is drawn back even with the cheek and released.
Woodland Warriors Writer Kathryn Stewart (center) with instructor C.C. King (left) and BOW coordinator B.B. Gillen