Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

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Georgia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program gives women of all ages and fitness levels a way to engage and explore the outdoors in new ways through the Annual Weekend Workshop and one day Beyond BOW (BBOW) classes. Coordinated in our state by the Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the workshop, and classes are hosted at various locations throughout the state and allow participants to develop hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation skills, while also providing insight into the management and preservation of the natural, historical, and cultural resources of Georgia.

Please call 770-784-3059 with any questions.

Annual BOW Workshop

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Annual Workshop is a weekend-long education event where women can explore a variety of outdoor activities in a safe and structured environment. Activities offered can include fishing, shooting sports, nature photography, outdoor cooking, backpacking, and more! This year, the event will be November 1-3, 2024, at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (Mansfield, GA). Registration for this event opens mid to late August. If you have any questions, please call 770-784-3059 or email

BOW Scholarships

Ten scholarships are available this year to assist individuals paying for registration to the Annual BOW Workshop. The application for the 2024 year will be posted in this location in the future, please check back for updates. If you have any questions or if you’d like to donate to the BOW Scholarship Fund, please contact

Beyond BOW Events

Beyond BOW Events (BBOW) are a way to keep the momentum of the BOW Weekend Workshop going throughout the year and are offered at locations around the state on various topics. Check out our quarterly event calendar to find out what partners are offering BBOW events throughout the year.

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