Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Beyond BOW is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Education Section.  This program offers single topic or “mini-BOW” adventures.

Are You …

  •  Interested in becoming more active in the outdoors?
  •  Looking for new outdoor experiences?
  • A graduate from the ranks of BOW looking for the next step in learning?
  • And intermediate or advanced outdoors-woman who enjoys the camaraderie with like-minded individuals?

Beyond BOW is purposely designed for small groups.  These smaller groups enable us to give greater one on one quality attention and instruction that fulfills the need of safety, education, and personal assurance in a non-threatening environment. 

Natural resources scientist and founder of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, Christine Thomas, documented that the most obvious problem of why women where not more involved in outdoor activities is because of the lack of instruction and encouragement.  This program also focuses on the mission statement of LDWF as Beyond BOW encourages women to hunt, fish, participate, and enjoy the renewable natural resources and at the same time educate the next generation.

Beyond BOW Deer Hunt
Deer Hunt on Floy McElroy WMA
December 8-10, 2017
The Beyond BOW deer hunts are intended to introduce and teach novices about deer hunting.  For that reason, experienced deer hunters and participants that have attended a previous Louisiana BBOW deer hunt and while on this BBOW hunt either shot at or harvested a deer are ineligible to apply.  For purposes of eligibility for these hunts, a novice deer hunter is defined as: a person who has harvested no more than 2 deer and/or other big game animal (elk, antelope, bear, moose, etc.) in their lifetime. 
You must have taken the Firearms and Firearm Safety course at a previous BOW or taken the Hunter Certification Course offered by the state.  Additionally, you must have taken the Bucks and Does course (once called Intro To Deer Hunting) at a previous BOW or Mini BOW.
Cost:   $ 125.00 - payment due upon acceptance
Limit:  6 participants
Application Apply Date:  September 1, 2017                                                                    
Application Deadline:  November 10, 2017                                                    
Location of overnight facility:  Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi (Richland Parish)
Friday, Dec 8, 2017:      2pm - sighting in of rifles at the Richland Parish Detention Center
                                            (This is MANDATORY with NO EXCEPTIONS)
                                             4pm – arrival at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi
                                             5pm – educational safety program
                                             6pm - supper
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017:     Breakfast    
Early departure for Floy McElroy WMA (Richland Parish) to hunt
                                      Return to Poverty Point Reservoir State Park for lunch
                                      Depart for evening hunt
                                      Return for supper

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017:      Breakfast
Early departure for Floy McElroy WMA for morning hunt only
                                      Depart from Floy McElroy WMA prior to lunch
(Basic and Big Game License with tags are required. Only one deer may be harvested each day)
For more information contact:
          Dana Norsworthy at
          Chad Moore at