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January 4, 2017

It’s January and the temperatures have dipped considerably and all the green edibles, roots and nuts that you have learned about are gone or too much work to harvest. No problem! Odds are that you are not far from an outstanding food source that early settlers relied on when food became too scarce. That food source is the mighty pine tree! Maybe you’ve heard that the pine needles are edible (which is somewhat true….more on that later) but the source of food I’m talking about is the cambium layer. In between the outer bark and the inner bark is this wonderfully nutritious area that is white and can be peeled away from the hard, yellow inner bark in strips and eaten immediately, cooked over a fire (a little oil and salt makes it actually a descent snack), laid out to dry to eat later or...

October 14, 2016

I'm always tickled when my non-hunting friends ask if I "got a deer". I went hunting today, I did not "get a deer" nor did I kill one. But I had an awesome day hunting! Connecting with nature, engaging with animals, studying my environment, always learning and appreciating.

But, before this can happen, there is so much preparation and planning that the day hunting is just a part of the experience. Months before bow season we are getting permits, signing leases, scouting properties, practicing, checking equipment, checking it twice, replacing gear (loving my new awesome heated jacket!), buying tags, checking cameras... and counting down the hours!

Prior to hitting the stand on any give day, we are checking the weather, checking it twice, packing as lightly as possible, but making sure yo...

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Welcome to BOW Colorado! 


BOW Colorado had an amazing time at our BOW weekend this past July.  Through our many dedicated sponsors and the support of The Colorado Wildlife Federation, we will once again had the BOW program in the beautiful state of CO at the Colorado State Universities Mountain Campus in Bellvue, CO.  Check out our FB page to view some great photos and learn about the classes.  


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 BOW Summer Program will be cancelled.  

Thank you so much for your support and we can't wait to see you next year!



Maureen Mika
BOW CO Program Coordinator

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