Release Date: 05/09/2006


Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is a newly-created series of outdoor opportunities designed especially for women and features single topic learning and adventures. This program is an extension of the popular Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program offered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunter Education section.

Beyond BOW is an advanced program for women who have already completed a BOW course and want to become more active in the outdoors, learn new skills or hone skills they already possess, and enjoy the comraderie of other outdoor women.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman and Beyond BOW are workshops focused on learning outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing; but also include many other outdoor pursuits.  The workshops are designed for adults and include hands-on learning in a positive environment.

The next Beyond BOW workshop is an advanced handgun, rifle and shotgun course.  To qualify for the Beyond BOW workshop, interested applicants must have attended a BOW workshop in the past and have taken either the firearms and firearm safety class or successfully completed the hunter safety education certification course.
The next Beyond BOW workshop is scheduled for July 14-16, 2006 at the Woodworth Education Center in Woodworth. (approximately 10 miles south of Alexandria, La).  The registration fee of $80 includes all equipment, instruction, lodging and food.  LDWF will select 18 applicants for this upcoming workshop.

Registration forms will be available May 22, 2006, and can be downloaded from under the "Education" dropdown menu.  The forms can be mailed or faxed to the address or fax number on the form and accompanied with a check or money order.

For more information contact Dana Permenter at 318-345-3912 or