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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.
  • BOW Workshop Flyer-coming soon (see classes, class descriptions, times, etc.).
  • Apply for a financial assistance scholarship to attend the 2017 BOW.

FORMS: The following forms are required before attending BOW (email completed forms to jody.rice@dnr.ga.gov):


Beyond BOW (BBOW) Courses

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

2017 Registration Now Open:
Register HERE for the BBOW Women's Handgun Preparedness Workshop

*Maximum 70 participants

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.  

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.

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

2017 Registration Now Open:
Register HERE for Georgia Coastal BBOW at Sapelo Island

*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.

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

2017 Registration Now Open:
Register HERE for BBOW Advanced Women's Handgun Workshop

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 (July 7-9, 2017) to attend this Advanced Women's Handgun Class.




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