Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Georgia BOW and Beyond BOW Training Series

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Beyond BOW is a non-profit educational program offering hands-on workshops to women of all ages and fitness levels. Developed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, these workshops are hosted at various locations in the state and allow participants to develop hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation skills while also providing insight into the management and preservation of the natural, historical and cultural resources of Georgia. These sessions provide novices and more experienced participants enough knowledge and experience to pursue their outdoors interests at the conclusion of the workshops!

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Georgia BOW Courses

Georgia BOW Annual Training at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center: Nov. 6-8, 2015

(Registration closed)

This program is for you if...

  • You have never tried some of these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who wants to improve your skills.
  • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try new ones.
  • You enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

*Note: Lodging for the annual Georgia BOW at Charlie Elliott is now at capacity. However, there are still camping opportunities available on site.

A liability/waiver form as well as photo release form must be completed before attending BOW. Fill out a liability/waiver form and photo release form and email to Jody Rice at jody.rice@dnr.state.ga.us.


Beyond BOW (BBOW) Courses

Georgia BBOW: Land of the Trembling Earth: Feb. 19-21, 2016

Land of the Trembling Earth will provide participants the opportunity to work on such outdoor skills as fishing, boating, shooting and advanced hunter education skills while being introduced to the habitat and resource management of the natural, historical and cultural resources of one of Georgia's seven natual wonders-The Okefenokeee National Wildlife Refuge.  Activities also will include night fishing, a tour of Billy Island and more!

Land of the Trembling Earth Flyer  and Agenda

Glock, Inc. and Georgia BBOW present: Women's Handgun Preparedness: June 24-26, 2016

*Maximum 70 participants

Join Glock and GA Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) for a handgun training course that will take you A —Z on Glock handguns.  

The training course will cover firearm safety, firearm basics, ammunition, shooting sequence, hunter development education and cleaning handguns. There will be time on the range to fire a variety of Glocks.

Women’s Handgun Preparedness will take place at Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s educational facility - Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center located in Mansfield, Ga. Participants must be age 18 or older.

A liability/waiver form as well as photo release form must be completed before attending BOW. Fill out a liability/waiver form and photo release form and email to Jody Rice at jody.rice@dnr.state.ga.us.

Georgia Coastal BBOW at Sapelo Island: July 22-25, 2016

*Maximum 27 participants

Georgia Coastal Beyond BOW will provide participants with outdoor skills related to the coast and introduce them to the resource management and education of the natural, historical and cultural resources of Georgia’s Coast.

A liability/waiver form as well as photo release form must be completed before attending BOW. Fill out a liability/waiver form and photo release form and email to Jody Rice at jody.rice@dnr.state.ga.us.

Advanced Women's Handgun

Prerequisite: Must have completed Women's Handgun Preparedness to attend Advanced Women's Handgun.

Advanced Women's Handgun training course will cover: Safety, brief review of basics, drawing from a holster, magazine changes, malfunction drills, hands on practicing all of those. Discuss the different types of competitions.

More details about this course coming soon!






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