The Louisiana Women in the Wild (LWW) Program is an endeavor to introduce basic hunting and fishing skills to women 18 years of age and older. LWW targets women who have an interest in hunting or fishing, but lack the basic skills, experience and confidence to hunt or fish independently. The program, which is a partnership between the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Cabela’s, consists of a 1-day workshop where a variety of skills are introduced and taught by experienced LDWF staff and volunteers.
The Hunting Basics workshop features hand-on instruction in a variety of skills such as, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, tree stand safety, blood trailing, scouting, archery, game care, types of hunting and where to hunt.
The Fishing Basics workshop features hands-on instruction in casting, tackle, boat anatomy, boat trailering, fish identification, fish cleaning, and fisheries management.
Participants who have completed a workshop are eligible to enter a lottery drawing for a hunting or fishing trip to continue the teaching experience. In addition, participants interested in hunting then have the option to be paired with a Louisiana Hunting Heritage Program Mentor to further their hunting experience and to help them become independent hunters. Participants are also encouraged to participate in the
Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program or F.U.N. (Families Understanding Nature) Camp with their child (age 10-13) to receive further instruction and learn about additional outdoor activities.
If you would like to be notified of future workshops as they become available, please complete and submit the LWW Participation Survey to Karen Crabtree or Gene Cavalier.
Karen Crabtree Gene Cavalier
Buckhorn WMA Lacombe Fish Hatchery
3217 Highway 128 P.O. Box 1909
St. Joseph, LA 71366 Lacombe, LA 70445