Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

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!


Georgia BOW Courses

Georgia BOW Annual Workshop at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center: Nov. 3-5, 2017

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.
  • INFO: BOW Workshop Flyer HERE (classes, class descriptions, times, etc.).
  • COST: $310-360 (depending on lodging choice; cost also includes programming and meals). Apply for a financial assistance scholarship to attend the 2017 BOW HERE.
  • FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):
    • Liability/waiver form (new forms coming soon)
    • Photo release form (new forms coming soon)
  • REGISTER: Register to Attend HERE


Beyond BOW (BBOW) Courses

Georgia BBOW: Land of the Trembling Earth: December 8-10, 2017

This Beyond BOW workshop will offer such activities as fishing, alligator tagging, and large game hunting while discovering the historical and cultural resources of the Okefenokee. Participants will stay at the Suwanee River Eco Lodge, part of Stephen Foster State Park. 

  • COST: $630 (includes programming, lodging, meals, hunting/fishing licenses and refuge permit).
  • FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):
    • Liability/waiver form (new forms coming soon)
    • Photo release form (new forms coming soon)
  • REGISTER: Call or email Jody Rice to register (770-784-3059 or jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov)

Glock, Inc. and Georgia BBOW: Advanced Women's Handgun Workshop: September 8-10, 2017 Class Already Completed

This Advanced Women's Handgun training course will cover safety, brief review of basics, drawing from a holster, magazine changes, malfunction drills, with hands-on practicing. Discussion also provided on the different types of competitions. This program takes place at Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s educational facility - Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center located in Mansfield, Ga.

Prerequisite: You must have completed the BOW Women's Handgun Preparedness Class (offered earlier this year-July 7-9, 2017) to attend this Advanced Women's Handgun Class.

  • INFOFlyer and Agenda
  • COST: $395 (includes class instruction, lodging and meals).
  • FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):
    • Liability/waiver form
    • Photo release form
  • REGISTERRegistration Closed

Glock, Inc. and Georgia BBOW: Women's Handgun Preparedness: July 7-9, 2017 Class Already Completed

Join Glock and the Georgia Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) for a handgun training course that will take you from A —Z on Glock handguns.  *Maximum 70 participants

This training course will cover firearm safety, firearm basics, ammunition, shooting sequence, hunter education and cleaning handguns. There will be time on the range to fire a variety of Glocks. Participants must be age 18 or older. This program takes place at Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s educational facility - Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center located in Mansfield, Ga.

Note: This class is a pre-requisite in order to attend the Advanced Women's Handgun class Sept. 8-10, 2017.

  • INFO: More information Flyer and Agenda
  • COST: $350 (includes class instruction, lodging and meals).
  • FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):
    • Liability/waiver form
    • Photo release form 
  • REGISTER: Registration Closed

Georgia Coastal BBOW at Sapelo Island: July 21-24, 2017 Class Already Completed

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. *Maximum 27 participants

  • INFOCoastal BBOW Flyer
  • COST: $825 per person (includes all program activities, meals and lodging).
  • FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):
    • Liability/waiver form
    • Photo release form
  • REGISTERRegistration Closed

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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.

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